Doug: Today's a day for telling us those times, and some of these could be funny stories, that you thought life was "as we know it", and then had a little bubble burst later on. One quite-humorous aspect of this conversation could be song lyrics. My younger son, as a waif, was notoriously famous for singing what he thought he heard. We used to tease him, saying "sounds like/really is" about his lyrical revisionism. I think his best one was mistakenly hearing "Livin' in the swamp" for "Eminence front"... I have no answer. This entire idea of hard-to-decipher song lyrics was handled quite smartly in the recent ads for Volkswagon, using Elton John's Rocket Man lyrics as the centerpiece.
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