I was entranced, but also way outpriced and the project went no further. Nevertheless, for years the thought of my historic, aristocratic feet comforted me every time I couldn't wear something pretty. One day it occurred to me that I may have misheard and the nice man may have been saying something that began with "plantar." Oh, well.
This came to mind because Jimmy Fallon, I think, recently did four minutes or so on "misheard song titles." People tweeted them to him and he read a selection. Some were funny, but frankly I found some just puzzling.
Here's a selection of misheard titles, names and just mixed-up words in general, that have been heard in and around our house:
Roast Beast - it's for Sunday dinner
the Frog's Neck Bridge - there are those who call it the Throggs Neck Bridge, and we call them unimaginative.
the Very, Very Narrow Bridge - it was named after Giovanni Verrazano, but tell than to a 5-year-old!
and the ducks - I have a friend who likes to get his ducks in a road before crossing it.
because it was always wroth.
I always had to stare out the window when I had to listen to the elementary school principal who was fond of saying that one thing was the same as another for all intensive purposes.
Another of his favorite words was "irregardless," but I don't want to go there.
And then this gem came into my mailbox from Madewell, that is, it appeared after a click or two: