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Re: Mondegreens

Post by Phil Reynolds » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:55 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:Just had SOAD's Darts pop up on shuffle and it reminded me how I thought for quite a while it said "Life threatening lifestyles: a hitman, a nun, florist."
Well, that's 37 seconds of my life I'll never get back.

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Post by Matt Morrison » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:00 pm

Phil Reynolds wrote:
Matt Morrison wrote:Just had SOAD's Darts pop up on shuffle and it reminded me how I thought for quite a while it said "Life threatening lifestyles: a hitman, a nun, florist."
Well, that's 37 seconds of my life I'll never get back.
It's 2:41.

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Post by Phil Reynolds » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:34 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:
Phil Reynolds wrote:Well, that's 37 seconds of my life I'll never get back.
It's 2:41.
I'm not sure how I managed to put up with 37 seconds of it.

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Post by Ian Volante » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:57 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:Just had SOAD's Darts pop up on shuffle and it reminded me how I thought for quite a while it said "Life threatening lifestyles: a hitman, a nun, florist."

Ha, love it!

Phil, that's not the most accessible of their albums, I recommend Toxicity :)
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Post by Thomas Carey » Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:23 pm

All my life (well, since the song came out) I thought Taio Cruz was singing 'I throw my hands up in the air sometimes, saying aaaoo, Galileo' instead of 'Gotta let go'. I always thought that was the real lyric and never considered it being anything else... oh well. :oops:
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Post by Mike Brown » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:15 pm

In (ahem) Carly Rae Jepsen's classic hit "Call Me Maybe", I swear she sings "I missed your school bag, I missed your school, school bag." Something to do with satchels, I expect.

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Re: Mondegreens

Post by Mark James » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:55 am

Green Day's Burnout came on my ipod the other day and I was reminded how I used to think the lyric "I live inside this mental cave " was "I live inside this pencil case", even though the first time I heard the song was when I bought the album and therefore had the lyric sheet. I love that we get lyrics wrong even when we know what the real ones are. It also kind of made me think living in a pencil case would be cool.

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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:57 am

Mark James wrote:Green Day's Burnout came on my ipod the other day and I was reminded how I used to think the lyric "I live inside this mental cave " was "I live inside this pencil case", even though the first time I heard the song was when I bought the album and therefore had the lyric sheet. I love that we get lyrics wrong even when we know what the real ones are. It also kind of made me think living in a pencil case would be cool.
I too used to think this.

As an infant, I thought Wonderwall's chorus was "Because maybe, you're gonna be the one at Sainsbury's".
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Re: Mondegreens

Post by Julie T » Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:50 pm

In 'Warwick Avenue' by Duffy, I used to think she sang "Promise me you won't stand by the line", so he woudn't be tempted to jump when she told him the bad news.

I watched her video recently with subtitles on a programme about London tunes, and found she really sings "Promise me you won't step out of line". Oops.
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Re: Mondegreens

Post by Peter McNamara » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:56 am

Peter Kay's "The Tour That Didn't Tour" (shown last night on C4) includes a Mondegreen set. On 4OD it runs for seven minutes from 1.13 to 1.20.

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Post by Ian Volante » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:46 am

Peter McNamara wrote:Peter Kay's "The Tour That Didn't Tour" (shown last night on C4) includes a Mondegreen set. On 4OD it runs for seven minutes from 1.13 to 1.20.
Aye, there were some great ones there!
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Boney M, Brown Girl in the Ring: "All the world had fruit cake" ("All had water run dry")

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Post by Ian Volante » Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:09 pm

FGTH - Welcome To The Pleasuredome:

There goes a supernova, right up her shoulder

Actually, it's:

There goes a supernova, what a pushover.

I always thought it sounded odd. It's only taken me 28 years to sort that one out.
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Re: Mondegreens

Post by Ryan Taylor » Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:56 am

Salt N Pepa - Whatta Man

"Whatta man, whatta man, whatta man, whatta honeycomb man."

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Re: Mondegreens

Post by Matt Morrison » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:06 am

Literally only yesterday worked out that Shaggy must have been getting all patois and saying "Mr. Romantic, say mi fantastic" whereas I always thought he was only "semi-fantastic".

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Re: Mondegreens

Post by Dave Preece » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:38 am

Peter Kay Funny Song Lyrics off You Tube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cylsLhQaPFw

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Post by Zarte Siempre » Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:20 am

Matt Morrison wrote:Literally only yesterday worked out that Shaggy must have been getting all patois and saying "Mr. Romantic, say mi fantastic" whereas I always thought he was only "semi-fantastic".
...I still hadn't realised that :(

My favourite one (that wasn't mine) was someone who thought the opening line of Reward by The Teardrop Explodes was, rather than "Bless my cotton socks, I'm in the news"; "Pass my cotton socks, I'm in the nude"

2 of the ones I've been responsible for:

"Here comes the rain again, falling on my head like a lemon tree" ((It made sense in my head))

and a more obscure reference to 1-hit wonder from the 90's Meredith Brooks (but an album track cause my Mum had it)

"I might crap, but I'll never splatter"


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Re: Mondegreens

Post by Jon O'Neill » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:17 am

From R Kelly's Ignition (Remix), I interpreted "running my hands through her 'fro" as "running my hands through her throat" which is altogether more sinister.

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Re: Mondegreens

Post by Andy McGurn » Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:21 am

From Guns n' Roses Sweet Child of Mine.

I always thought the second verse started "shes got eyes like the bluest sky and fruitcake for a brain"

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Post by Thomas Carey » Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:51 pm

Until about a year ago, I thought the chorus of Taio Cruz's Dynamite was 'saying ayooo, Galileo'.
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Post by Zarte Siempre » Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:19 am

Thomas Carey wrote:All my life (well, since the song came out) I thought Taio Cruz was singing 'I throw my hands up in the air sometimes, saying aaaoo, Galileo' instead of 'Gotta let go'. I always thought that was the real lyric and never considered it being anything else... oh well. :oops:
Thomas Carey wrote:Until about a year ago, I thought the chorus of Taio Cruz's Dynamite was 'saying ayooo, Galileo'.
Well it's been at least 18 months...
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Post by Thomas Carey » Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:30 am

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Thomas Carey wrote:All my life (well, since the song came out) I thought Taio Cruz was singing 'I throw my hands up in the air sometimes, saying aaaoo, Galileo' instead of 'Gotta let go'. I always thought that was the real lyric and never considered it being anything else... oh well. :oops:
Thomas Carey wrote:Until about a year ago, I thought the chorus of Taio Cruz's Dynamite was 'saying ayooo, Galileo'.
Well it's been at least 18 months...
Oops... :oops:
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Post by Graeme Cole » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:13 pm

Flash Delirium, by MGMT. I was wondering why they put what sounded like a cheat code for a computer game in this song: "six six five five left right shift".

On investigation, it turns out it's "six six five five red battleships".

Not sure that makes any more sense, though.

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Post by sean d » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:50 am

After 25 odd years I've just discovered that Paul Simon is actually calling someone Betty, not Daddy, in You Can Call Me Al. Mind=blown.
"I can call you Betty
And Betty when you call me
You can call me Al"

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Post by Ian Volante » Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:18 pm

sean d wrote:After 25 odd years I've just discovered that Paul Simon is actually calling someone Betty, not Daddy, in You Can Call Me Al. Mind=blown.
"I can call you Betty
And Betty when you call me
You can call me Al"
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Post by Conor » Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:40 pm

Chips Ahoy, by The Hold Steady. Instead of "it came in six lengths ahead", hearing "I came with six wanks I had". Don't like the song as much any more.

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Re: Mondegreens

Post by James S Roper » Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:30 pm

In Dead or Alive's 'You Spin me Round', instead of hearing 'All I know is that to me', I kept hearing 'You look like a vasectomy'. I don't know why either.

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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:51 pm

Only realised fairly recently that the line in Beyonce's seminal smash hit 'Crazy In Love' I had always heard as "I've been wetting myself/Baby I don't care" is actually "I've been playing myself/Baby I don't care". Bit disappointed as I was impressed by not only her honesty about her incontinence issues, but her blasé attitude towards it. Thought it was pretty edgy. (Genuinely did think those were the lyrics tho :( )
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Post by Jon Corby » Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:57 pm

Gravel Pit: "Wu-Tang is a city with a Travel Inn".

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Post by Ryan Taylor » Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:36 pm

Jon Corby wrote:Gravel Pit: "Wu-Tang is a city with a Travel Inn".
Actual lyrics: "Lincoln is a city with a Travel Lodge." I'm not surprised you didn't get it first time.

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Post by Mark Deeks » Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:37 pm

Didn't realise you were into Wu Tang to be honest.
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Post by Jon Corby » Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:54 pm

Mark Deeks wrote:Didn't realise you were into Wu Tang to be honest.
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Post by Graeme Cole » Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:18 pm

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Post by Zarte Siempre » Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:02 pm

Recently-ish, I watched the lyric video for The 1975 - Girls

What SHOULD be "Bite your face to spite your nose"

Was committed to YT as "I like your face despite your nose"
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Post by Graeme Cole » Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:12 pm

Many years ago, I heard this song, and assumed the lyrics were "2, 4, 6, 8, never too late" or something like that. (Yes - I know - shush you - let me finish.) Some time more recently someone mentioned the song and called it 2-4-6-8 Motorway, so I then thought I must have heard it wrong. I even remember thinking "I could have sworn it was 'never too late', but oh well."

Even more recently than that I thought to post about it in this thread, thinking that mishearing lyrics which are actually included in the title must qualify as some kind of super-mondegreen and beat all the others. However, remembering it and being in front of my computer never coincided until now. It only remained for me to check what the actual lyrics were, and then it turned out that I was right the first time, and "2-4-6-8 Motorway" never appears in the song.

What is this? A reverse mondegreen? A meta-mondegreen?

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Post by Heather Styles » Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:28 pm

A mondegreem?

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Post by Ian Volante » Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:30 pm

Graeme Cole wrote:Many years ago, I heard this song, and assumed the lyrics were "2, 4, 6, 8, never too late" or something like that. (Yes - I know - shush you - let me finish.) Some time more recently someone mentioned the song and called it 2-4-6-8 Motorway, so I then thought I must have heard it wrong. I even remember thinking "I could have sworn it was 'never too late', but oh well."

Even more recently than that I thought to post about it in this thread, thinking that mishearing lyrics which are actually included in the title must qualify as some kind of super-mondegreen and beat all the others. However, remembering it and being in front of my computer never coincided until now. It only remained for me to check what the actual lyrics were, and then it turned out that I was right the first time, and "2-4-6-8 Motorway" never appears in the song.

What is this? A reverse mondegreen? A meta-mondegreen?
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Post by Adam Gillard » Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:17 pm

Heather Styles wrote:A mondegreem?
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Post by Adam Gillard » Fri Dec 25, 2015 11:07 am

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Post by Zarte Siempre » Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:52 am

I'm not sure whether it counts if you're pretty sure you're hearing it wrong and can hazard a guess.

But I only thought to confirm today that the lyrics to Pretenders - Middle of the Road don't include the line

"I'm standing in the middle of life with my pants behind me"
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Post by Zarte Siempre » Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:48 am

Two from other people I've discovered today.

Someone thought Elton John was singing "Hold me closer Tony Danza" - Plausible.

And that Macy Gray was singing "I blow bubbles when you are not near" - Less plausible.
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Post by JimBentley » Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:49 pm

Zarte Siempre wrote:Someone thought Elton John was singing "Hold me closer Tony Danza" - Plausible.
That's got to be the best-known one after "'Scuse me while I kiss this guy" - it's even been in an episode of 'Friends' (or some similarly bland sitcom of the era). While we're on Elton though, I thought for quite a while that in "Island Girl", he was singing "I Like Girls", which I found highly entertaining for obvious reasons.

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Post by Zarte Siempre » Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:55 pm

JimBentley wrote:
Zarte Siempre wrote:Someone thought Elton John was singing "Hold me closer Tony Danza" - Plausible.
That's got to be the best-known one after "'Scuse me while I kiss this guy" - it's even been in an episode of 'Friends' (or some similarly bland sitcom of the era).
Genuinely didn't know that. Was the first time I'd heard it. (And I don't watch Friends)
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Post by Ian Volante » Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:55 am

Zarte Siempre wrote:
My favourite one (that wasn't mine) was someone who thought the opening line of Reward by The Teardrop Explodes was, rather than "Bless my cotton socks, I'm in the news"; "Pass my cotton socks, I'm in the nude"

In other news, this might be my favourite thread on the entire website.
Oh shit! I missed this first time, I never had more than a vague inkling that I had that line wrong!

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Post by Ian Volante » Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:56 am

JimBentley wrote:
Zarte Siempre wrote:Someone thought Elton John was singing "Hold me closer Tony Danza" - Plausible.
That's got to be the best-known one after "'Scuse me while I kiss this guy" - it's even been in an episode of 'Friends' (or some similarly bland sitcom of the era). While we're on Elton though, I thought for quite a while that in "Island Girl", he was singing "I Like Girls", which I found highly entertaining for obvious reasons.
Never heard the Tony Danza one, but I certainly had the 'I like girls' thing going on for a while.
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Post by Marc Meakin » Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:42 pm

Two that spring to mind...... Don't bring me down......Bruce . ELO and pulling muscles for Michelle......by Squeeze
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Post by JimBentley » Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:29 pm

Marc Meakin wrote:... Don't bring me down......Bruce . ELO
I've always thought it was this (up until a couple of minutes ago when I read Marc's post) even though it didn't really make any sense. I've just looked up what it actually is and I think I'm sticking with "Bruce" because the real lyric makes even less sense.

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Post by Marc Meakin » Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:54 am

When they sung it at Glastonbury I could see the backing singers saying Bruce.....but it was Groos originally
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Post by Zarte Siempre » Fri Jul 01, 2016 1:54 pm

I've been singing Bruce for years... what the hell is Groos?
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Post by Marc Meakin » Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:33 am

There is a sort of explanation on the songs Wiki page that explains the live version version confusion also
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Post by JJ Smith » Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:19 pm

In Everything in its Right Place (the best song ever) I thought he was singing 'Yesterday I woke up sucking on my mum' instead of a lemon. Changed the song a bit for me when I found that out.
Another line in that song, I thought was "There are arctic colours in my head". I like my version better.

When I was about 6 I thought "Georgia's always on my mind" in Back in the USSR was "Jojo's always on my mind", and it was the same Jojo as in Get Back, and that it was maybe a real person. I thought he was like, married to Jojo or something, and the line meant that he missed her when he was away in Russia.

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Post by Matt Morrison » Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:59 pm

Only just got around to "in the pines" instead of "in the palace" from Where Did You Sleep Last Night? after doing it on karaoke.

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Post by Zarte Siempre » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:42 pm

What do you call it when you know what the actual words are but STILL can't escape that it sounds like something else entirely...

What is it you lot think they're saying is about to explode?

https://youtu.be/gh-pGxZBQ1Y?t=48s
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Post by Graeme Cole » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:57 pm

Zarte Siempre wrote:What do you call it when you know what the actual words are but STILL can't escape that it sounds like something else entirely...

What is it you lot think they're saying is about to explode?

https://youtu.be/gh-pGxZBQ1Y?t=48s
Without having heard this before or read the lyrics, it sounds to me like "the speaker".

Perhaps it's a song about Parliamentary business having been unusually difficult recently.

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Post by Marc Meakin » Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:22 pm

The Sue Lawley/So Lonely lyric always gets me
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Post by Zarte Siempre » Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:16 pm

Graeme Cole wrote:
Zarte Siempre wrote:What do you call it when you know what the actual words are but STILL can't escape that it sounds like something else entirely...

What is it you lot think they're saying is about to explode?

https://youtu.be/gh-pGxZBQ1Y?t=48s
Without having heard this before or read the lyrics, it sounds to me like "the speaker".

Perhaps it's a song about Parliamentary business having been unusually difficult recently.
OK, well you got the right lyric... am I the only person who thinks it sounds like sphincter?!
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Re: Mondegreens

Post by Gavin Chipper » Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:43 pm

All I'm hearing is that you shouldn't buy any components of your sound system from Argos.

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Re: Mondegreens

Post by Ian Volante » Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:21 pm

Just realised that I had Def Leppard's Pour Some Sugar On Me wrong all these years.

I thought it was:

'I'm hot, can't sleep,
from my head, to my feet'.

That never sat right with me, but I never thought about it hard enough to correct it from 'can't sleep' to 'sticky sweet'.
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Re: Mondegreens

Post by Adam Gillard » Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:39 pm

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Graeme Cole wrote:
Zarte Siempre wrote:What do you call it when you know what the actual words are but STILL can't escape that it sounds like something else entirely...

What is it you lot think they're saying is about to explode?

https://youtu.be/gh-pGxZBQ1Y?t=48s
Without having heard this before or read the lyrics, it sounds to me like "the speaker".

Perhaps it's a song about Parliamentary business having been unusually difficult recently.
OK, well you got the right lyric... am I the only person who thinks it sounds like sphincter?!
I also heard "speaker", can't speak on behalf of All Other People though.
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Re: Mondegreens

Post by Euan Slatter » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:06 pm

I CANT BELIEVE YOU KISS YOUR C**K AT NIGHT
COUNTDOWN or THE TUBE? Which is better? There's only one way to find out....

Call it a draw :)

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