Jan 30, 2012
quote:Originally posted by wikipedia:
The creation of mondegreens may be driven in part by a phenomenon akin to cognitive dissonance, as it is psychologically uncomfortable to listen to a song (in a language you are fluent in) and not be able to make out the words (especially if you are trying to sing along). In his article on mondegreens, Steven Connor explains the theory that mondegreens/mishearings are the result of our brains' constant attempts to make sense of the world (that is, the sensory input that we treat as reality) by making assumptions to fill in the gaps when we can't clearly determine what we are hearing (see articles on speech perception):
But, though mishearings may appear pleasingly or even subversively to sabotage sense, they are in fact in essence negentropic, which is to say, they push up the slope from random noise to the redundancy of voice, moving therefore from the direction of nonsense to sense, of nondirection to direction. They seem to represent the intolerance of pure phenomena. In this they are different from the misspeakings with which they are often associated. Seeing slips of the ear as simply the auditory complement of slips of the tongue mistakes their programmatic nature and function. Misspeakings are the disorderings of sense by nonsense; mishearings are the wrenchings of nonsense into sense.
— Source: Wikipedia Mondegreen (Psychology)
Mar 10, 2020
quote:I';m not giving up on my beloved Bose, but if it happens again I'll seriously consider it. In the last 20 years I can't remember another major piece of sound reinforcement gear fail at a crucial moment such as this. It most certainly could have..but it just didn't.
Oct 9, 2019
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