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Misheard lyrics: 'Deep fry it now' Will Young - Professor Andrew Nevins (UCL)

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Do you ever mishear song lyrics? Send us your examples and Professor Andrew Nevins (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) will explain why the lyrics can be misunderstood.

While slips of the tongue are well-known, slips of the ear have received far less attention. Professor Nevins has developed a database of 4000 naturally collected examples where the hearer is the source of miscommunication. Looking into recurrent slips reveals that our expectations can bias what we mishear, but within limits: the actual utterance and the misheard message must be phonetically close enough to allow our ears to deceive us.

Watch more videos in the series here:
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Further info:
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychl...

N.B. We are using excerpts of the Will Young's video under UK Fair dealing, which is is for the purposes of non-commercial criticism or review (http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...). Here is the full original video and its licensing attributions:
http://youtu.be/WbrSLLv0AlA

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