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A Mondegreen is a term coined by the American writer Sylvia Wright who wrote an essay entitled "The Death of Lady Mondegreen" which was published in Harper's Magazine in November 1954. In the essay, Wright described how, as a young girl, she misheard the final line of the first stanza from the 17th century ballad "The Bonnie Earl O' Murray."


"Colemanfish" is an FC List variation of "Colemanballs" a term coined by Private Eye magazine to describe verbal gaffes perpetrated by (usually British) sports commentators. It is derived from the surname of the now retired BBC broadcaster David Coleman and the suffix -balls, as in "to balls up". The "Fish" suffix came about after a surge of dodgy fish jokes on the list sometime in the past.

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