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Talk the Talk: Mondegreens

Tuesday 3rd June / presented by Daniel Midgley Ben Ainslie

Even if you’re great at understanding the words to songs, you’ve probably encountered mondegreens.

They’re misheard song lyrics, and they can be funny, bizarre, and sometimes better then the real thing. Why do they happen, and what can they tell us about language and cognition?

Linguist Daniel Midgley supplies the fish on this episode of Talk the Talk.

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