Monday, August 3, 2009

Mirage, that's all you are to me

According to legend, Morgan la Fay was King Arthur's sorceress half-sister. In Italian, her name is Fata Morgana, which is also the name given to a special mirage observed in the Strait of Messina.

A mirage is an optical phenomenon, but a mondegreen is when the ear hears (aural phenomenon) a certain lyric in a song, and due to near homophone, yields thus a new meaning.

Although "Donuts make my brown eyes blue." is humorous, I always appreciate "There's a bathroom on the right".

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Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica

Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica