Odd Word of the Day

I just finished a book where one of the main characters used malapropisms. Mondegreens might be my next literary trick!

mondegreen MON-di-green, noun:

A word or phrase resulting from a misinterpretation of a word or phrase that has been heard.

Mondegreen was coined by Sylvia Wright, US writer, from the line ‘laid him on the green,’ interpreted as Lady Mondegreen, in a Scottish ballad.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. chris weigand says:

    Like that word, can see if someone is talking really fast how it can be misheard too funny

  2. Mocha with Linda says:

    I just love words! Especially fun ones!