thought Grey Day Tours was a bad name for a travel company."
are a fun part of English. They are mistakes we make when we are
listening and we misunderstand. It happens to native speakers as
well as people who are learning English.
One man kept
hearing a radio advertisment for a travel company. He thought Grey
Day Tours was a bad name for a travel company. When he saw
it written, he realised it was Grade A Tours
which is of course a much better name!
at these examples:
The stuff he knows can lead to problems.
The stuffy nose can lead to problems.
others I've seen ...
Some mothers I've seen ...
no notions ...
I have known oceans ...
I'm taking a
nice cold shower ...
I'm taking an ice cold shower ...
Look at these
misunderstood song lyrics.
Devoted to You - from the movie, Grease
Hopelessly devoted to you ...
Hope the city voted for you ...
Moon Rising - Credence Clearwater Revival
There's a bad moon on the rise.
There's a bathroom on the right.
So if you misunderstand
something, don't worry too much. Native speakers do it too!