Oh man, I was way off---Songs and Phrases you got wrong

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  1. BamaNug

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    What are some phrases that you've used/said incorrectly to your embarassment?

    Examples: "for all intensive purposes" and "at my beckon call"

    I still refuse to believe that Van Halen says anything other than "I got no love, no love in Korea" at the 1:30 mark:
     
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  2. miles

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  3. UncleJesse

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    "Blinded by the light, wrapped up like a douche, another boner in the night."
     
  4. UncleJesse

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    You were way off.
     
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  5. BamaNug

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    Yep, this one too
     
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  6. Teflon Queen

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    CANNON BAAAAAALLLLLL instead of PANAMAAAAAAA
     
  7. wes tegg

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    I used to get my girlfriend to sing to me what she thought the words were to "We Didn't Start the Fire."
     
  8. Hoss Bonaventure

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    Sloooooow riiiiiide from head to toe, I'm a loser baby, so why don't you kill me?
     
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  9. Daniel Ocean

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    This whole song

     
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  10. wes tegg

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    And I was like 25 before I realized that "old-timey" was not "old-tommy."
     
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  11. wtx

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    i like to imagine that they're saying gang bang instead of bang bang in this song:



    Gang bang into the room (I know you want it)
    Gang bang all over you (I'll let you have it)
    Wait a minute let me take you there (ah)
    Wait a minute 'til ya (ah)
    Gang bang there goes your heart (I know you want it)
     
  12. skiedfrillet

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    it's a "doggie dog" world

    i was 12 and told my aunt that, and she proceeded to mock me mercilessly for being so wrong
     
  13. Hoss Bonaventure

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    "Old timer's disease". I also didn't know "jewing" someone out of something was not a nice thing to say until my late 20's when I told my first Jewish friend to quit trying to jew me out of something I had.
     
  14. Pelican

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    Blink 182 - What's My Age Again?

    I always used to say......"I work alone, to get the feeling right" instead of "I wore cologne, to get the feeling right."
     
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  15. UncleJesse

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    I thought MMMbop, ba dupa dop ba du bop, was actually MMMbop, da da woo ba du bop.

    Crazy, I know.
     
  16. BamaNug

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    Great Modern Family episode
     
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  17. HOOSINSC

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    Royals by Lorde
     
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  18. Joshuam2107

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    Instead of the ever popular "Hey Jude", as kid and even sometimes now I will instead sing "Hey Dude"
     
  19. wes tegg

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    Mind blown. This whole time, I'd thought he was talking about jerking off before picking her up.
     
  20. Z

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    :roll:
     
  21. Joe_Pesci

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    I only just now learned that machina is pronounced like "mawkina" rather than like machine from those movie commercials.

    There's an Opeth song where the lyrics are "burning voice of insanity" but I always hear "party boys of insanity"

    I mispronounced malapropism for a long time.
     
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  22. Daniel Ocean

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    At first I thought it was Take my pants off and jack it not Take my pants off and jacket.
     
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  23. Big Apple Duck

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    I thought it was "I walk alone, to get TO feeling right."
     
  24. shawnoc

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    Come uh, come uh, come uh, come uh,
    come uh to me, Leon.
     
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  25. Redav

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    /the south

    I heard all kinds of sayings that, as you get older, you think "that sounds kind of racist."
     
  26. shawnoc

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  27. Daniel Ocean

    Daniel Ocean I only lied about being a thief
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    Que?
     
  28. Artoo

    Artoo Ah Skywalker, Missed you I have.
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    Inadmissible. 1. There are only 5 or 6 intelligible words in the whole song. 2. No one knows what they are.
     
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  29. JonathanCoachman

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    It bothers me how everyone thought she was some wunderkind songwriter after that come out. The lyrics are fucking stupid.
     
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  30. AUB

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    Discovering what Semi-charmed life was about and the real lyrics was pretty mind blowing. Maybe had ~20% of the lyrics correct. We used to sing that in elementary school on bus rides home whenever it came on the radio. Fourth graders singing about banging and crystal meth, I'm sure it took a lot of willpower by the bus driver not to cry laughing and drive us off the road.
     
  31. UncleJesse

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    Sounds like somebodies never seen a diamond in the flesh.
     
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  32. Hoss Bonaventure

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    I've met like one other Jewish person in my life and they weren't like a real Jewish Jew either. I met my first Indian (dot, not feather) guy like 2 weeks ago. First one I've ever kind of hung out with. I work with several, but they're all engineers so they're super weird so I don't talk to them.
     
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  33. JonathanCoachman

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    Maybe so but I cut my teeth on wedding rings...In the movies.
     
  34. beist

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    In high school I used the word gypped in a class discussion and the teacher reprimanded me for being offensive to gypsies. I laughed because I didn't think gypsies existed in modern times, which only made things worse.
     
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  35. Redav

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    Kids also don't sit "Indian style" anymore either.
     
  36. BamaNug

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    wait is gypped really a slight against gypsies? I always thought it was like 'jipped' and just a term with no discriminatory undertones.
     
  37. Hoss Bonaventure

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    Yep. Same here. We had gypsies though, but I didn't find out what they were till later. Remember seeing them but didn't know they were gypsies at the time and had no idea that being "gypped" out of something was referring to those shifty bastards.
     
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  38. skiedfrillet

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    team i had no idea that "gypped" was a thing against gypsies, and thought it was just "jipped" as well
     
  39. Hoss Bonaventure

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    Exactly how I spelled it as well.
     
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  40. Redav

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    I also assume Chinese fire drill and Mexican standoff are racist as well.
     
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  41. beist

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    Oh yeah I was definitely with you guys on jipped. I Legitimately thought the teacher was messing with me for about 30 seconds until things started to get awkward
     
  42. DelapThrows

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    I, for one, like to believe that purposes can indeed be intensive.
     
  43. Hoss Bonaventure

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    I still use it without knowing. If I order a drink and it's weak as hell I'll be all "dammit, I got gypped".
     
  44. RU-Omega Potato

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    "I'll be so careful, I'll hold your vagina
    I promise not to hurt you, I'll hold your vagina
    You won't feel nothing, I'll hold your vagina
    Cause I know it's your first time."

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yjzg-y4QfPg

    Yeah, the name of the song is "Like China" but my version is way better.
     
  45. Bruce Bowen

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    I'm not even convinced those are the right words
     
  46. Barves2125

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    My friend Rob thought the lyric in this song was "Lookin' like I'm Rob Liberace." :roll:
     
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  47. Bo Pelinis

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    I also didn't know about calling a spade a spade. There's all these phrases that slight minorities that became ubiquitous. White people are dicks man.
     
  48. Redav

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    It really is hilarious how racist this country was. Just all kinds of sayings demeaning all different types of ethnic groups.
     
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  49. UncleJesse

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    I posted these in the Stupid Shit your Wife does thread a long time ago, but my wife uses phrases such as "I'm going to blow a casket" and "I have a left foot."
     
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  50. Daniel Ocean

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    You fucking CACs
     
  51. Bo Pelinis

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    Per wikipedia

    Ethnic slur[edit]
    The phrase predates the use of the word "spade" as an ethnic slur against African Americans,[2] which was not recorded until 1928; however, in contemporary U.S. society, the idiom is often avoided due to potential confusion with the slur[4] or confusion with playing card references such as "black as the ace of spades".

    :themoreyouknow:
     
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