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What is the strangest word you have heard in a song and what song was it from?

Asked by seawulf575 (13114points) November 15th, 2020
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Example: For me it is onomatopoeia from the song of the same name by Todd Rundgren

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rebbel's avatar

From the Mary Poppins musical.

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jca2's avatar

@Dutchess_III: Is that from “Blinded by the Light?” Because that’s “deuce.”

Dutchess_III's avatar

I know that now but we didn’t know it in the 70s or 80s because we had no internet.

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LuckyGuy's avatar

@jca2 Good call! That crossed my mind too.

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Dutchess_III's avatar

And does eat oats….

Demosthenes's avatar

@gondwanalon I lol’d. That song was big when I was in high school.

How about “pompatus”?

Dutchess_III's avatar

@janbb pretty sure it’s “mares eat oats”....

janbb's avatar

@Dutchess_III Yes, but the humor of the song is that they run it all together like that and then tell you what it really is. Initially it sounds like “marzydotes and dozydotes.”

canidmajor's avatar

“And lidalamseetivy”

Caravanfan's avatar

“Eukaryote” in Nightwish “Endless Forms Most Beautiful”

Dutchess_III's avatar

My folks used to sing that marzedotes song. Also something about an ant and a rubber tree plant, and lavender blue dilly dilly.
Three six nine…..LOL! I had a bunch of kids trapped in the car and I started bellowing the 3 6 9 song. They stopped cold and stared at me with their mouths hanging open!

LuckyGuy's avatar

The song with the ant and the rubber tree plant is called “High hopes”. My parents had that record. “Once there was a little old ant, thought he’d move a rubber tree plant . Everyone knows an ant can’t move a rubber tree plant. But he had high hopes. He had high hopes…”

SavoirFaire's avatar

“Allotheria” from the song ”Mammal” by They Might be Giants. It’s an extinct branch of mammals from the Mesozoic Era, which is close to what I suspected based on the context. But it was the early 90s and I wasn’t even a teenager yet, so I had no easy way of looking it up.

Dutchess_III's avatar

High apple pie in the skyyyyy hope!

Dutchess_III's avatar

My favorite:
You picked a fine time to leave me Lucille.
Four hundred children and they crap in the fields…

Jeruba's avatar


Bob Dylan, from “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” on the 1963 album of the same name:

Come writers and critics who prophesize with your pen,
And keep your eyes wide, the chance won’t come again.

He probably meant “prophesy” (the verb, pronounced differently from the noun “prophecy”), but with Dylan there’s always going to be room for some guesswork.

Brian1946's avatar

Larepracodes: Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana. ;-p

Mimishu1995's avatar

To this day nothing can beat “you belong with me”. I still can’t understand how anyone can think of such a phrase no matter what angle I’m looking at.

filmfann's avatar

“plebeian” in the song “Cry Me A River”

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