Monday, April 5, 2010

E.S.L.

My husband says the darndest things. The other day over dinner, he looks at me with a puzzled expression, and asks me: "What do you call whale fat in English?"

"You mean blubber?"

"Yeah. That's weird." Then he starts singing the tune from one of the songs from Milo's favorite music CD. Only the words don't sound quite right: "Blubber, blubber, in the trees..."

Umm, no, honey...the song is about bluebirds, not blubber!

I am just adding this to a long list of wonderful song misinterpretations. Some of my other favorites are when he sings "Let it Be." For years he thought the song was actually called "Letter 'B'" and was some sort of odd homage to Sesame Street. He still prefers his version, even after I corrected his mistake.

And just the other day, I had "Rockin' the Casbah" stuck in my head. I hollered out "Sharif don't like it!" and Jorge responded with "Rocking the cash bar! Rocking the cash bar!"

::Swooning with joy over my choice in a mate::

7 comments:

Lex said...

I'e seen Jorge rock a cash bar by the way. With the best of em'!

Chris Johnson said...

Just FYI, "Let It Be" is Paul, not John. Maybe John did "Letter B." :-)

Jessica said...

I feel for Jorge. I mean, for the longest time I thought there was a song that went, "She's a brick...ow!"

Gwyneth said...

Ooh Chris, thanks for the heads up, I feel silly! But yes, now that I think about it, it's definitely Paul.

And Lex, Jorge still thinks he's right, and that it's easier to rock a cash bar than a casbah.

Joy H said...

Darn memory. I can totally remember correcting you on song lyrics in the past, but can't remember the song...

Chris Johnson said...

I used to think the AC/DC song said "Dirty Jeans, Dungarees".

dc writers group said...

Ummm...I must say...if you remember, I always used to mess up lyrics to songs when we sung them in college....still do:) I think Jorge adds a bit of color to an otherwise predetermined ending to a song....