“And we’ll be bakin’ carrot biscuits, every day! Bakin’ carrot biscuits, every way..”
I’m prone to mishearing lyrics. As a kid, I never understood why that BTO song blared from countless souped up Firebirds. Why were dudes so amped about baked goods?
That song was just one of many I’d hear the wrong way, but soon I learned I wasn’t alone. There’s actually a term for this type of thing, a mondegreen—defined as the mishearing or misinterpretation of a phrase that gives it new meaning.
It’s a stupid sounding word, and a bit ironic that it’s hard to pronounce.