Okay, to keep the fun moving right along (maybe we could even count this as a pre-Friday Friday Fun thread?) here's something I was reading about
just the other night that's sort of along the same subject as this thread. (Not quite, but maybe close, as it involves rewriting, in a sort of a way, song lyrics).
(And apologies to Newton451 if it seems I'm hijacking this his thread maybe a little bit here (won't be for long, Newton), but, again, it's a humor topic that's sort of related, and might be a fun thing to know about
It involves "mondegreens," a literary term of relatively recent origin. Maybe you're not familiar with the term, but you certainly are going to recognize what it describes.
A "mondegreen" is a "misunderstood or misinterpreted word or phrase resulting from a mishearing of the lyrics of a song."
The name was invented in the 1950s when a writer reported that she had for years misunderstood a line from a poem she knew, namely: "… laid him on the green" as "Lady Mondegreen." Hence, "mondegreen" is the term that was created to describe examples of such misunderstandings.
Some famous examples from contemporary pop music:
"Scuse me while I kiss the sky"
"Scuse me while I kiss this guy"
"Ticket to ride"
"Chicken to ride"
Creedence Clearwater Revival:
"There's a bad moon on the rise"
"There's a bathroom on the right"
"Secret agent man"
"Secret Asian man"
"Bohemian Rap City"
And for the older pop music fans among us,
"Cry me a river"
Perhaps some of you can even add your own favorites to the list, and here's an article that gives some more examples of musical mondegreens:virtuallinguist.typepad.com/the_virtual_linguist/2010/09/most-misheard-lyrics.html
And if you happen to want to know even more of the academic history of the mondegreen phenomenon (or maybe I've already told you enough here!), the Wikipedia article seems as good as any:/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondegreen
And now back to the original thread!
Chronic prostatitis (age 60 on)
BPH w/ urinary obstruction, 6/2011
Ongoing high PSA, 7/2011-12/2011
Biopsy, 12/2011: positive 3/12 (90%, 70%, 5%)
Gleason 6(3+3), T1c
No mets, PCa likely still organ contained
IMRT w/ HT (Lupron), 4/2012-6/2012
PSAs (since post-IMRT): 0.1 or lower