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Raunchy like a hurricane

I got tickled last night on the way home from picking up my kiddos.

I heard the Scorpions on the radio - Rock you like a hurricane - and it made me laugh because it jogged a memory. In high school, my best friend thought they were saying "Raunchy like a hurricane" and she just couldn't figure that one out.

That made me remember a Bon Jovi song, Living on a Prayer. My boyfriend from back then and I both thought he was saying "living on crayons" the first time we heard the song.

My grandmother used to mangle the lyrics to the Kenny Rogers song Lucille. Instead of four hungry children and a crop in the field, she thought he was saying "400 children and a crop in the field." That used to crack me up. Still laughing about it now.

My own faux pas was when I was a kid singing the Jimmy Buffet classic Margaritaville. I mangled the "Searching for my lost shaker of salt" lyrics. Being a kid who had non-drinkers as parents, I had no clue that salt was required for drinking a margarita. I managed to turn the lyrics into "looking for my lost shickerinsol." No clue what it meant, but the tune was catchy.

There are still songs that I have no clue what the lyrics are and I just hum along or mumble something while singing along and I'm sure there are more that I or someone I've loved have mangled, but these are the ones that come to mind.


  • At 2:09 PM, February 02, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I got a good one...instead of "bad moon on the rise" when I was little I sang it as "there's a bathroom on the right." :)



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