Mudcat Café message #131358 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #14963   Message #131358
Posted By: Metchosin
03-Nov-99 - 02:58 PM
Thread Name: Misheard words
Subject: Misheard words
Others have probably done this too but with more comical realizations. When I was small, my grandmother used to sing me the following "ditty" in her thick Scottish brogue: Wee McGregor
He's like an egger
His nose is painted red, white and blue
He wears a tammy
To please his mammy
So what do you think of wee McGregor noo?
I remember asking my Mom what an egger was and never getting a satifactory answer. It wasn't until thirty years later, when I was bouncing my own children on my knee and singing it to them that I finally realized what the H.... I was singing to them. I guess I should have been more astute, my grandmother also cooked scones on her "girdle". Any faux pas due to misunderstanding the words?