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John Blackburn

They're known as "mondegreens", which Wikipedia defines as "a mishearing or misinterpretation of a phrase in a way that gives it a new meaning".

One I remember was "carpe diem", which I heard at a young age as "car pay DM". I grew up in the Los Angeles area where everyone says "DMV" rather than the longer "Department of Motor Vehicles", so I thought it a humorous observation like "dog eat dog" used when referring to paying your licensing fees or something.

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