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Tue Dec 3, 2013, 09:54 PM

 

Can somebody explain "rub the mexican monkey" to me?

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Reply Can somebody explain "rub the mexican monkey" to me? (Original post)
Voice for Peace Dec 2013 OP
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Electric Monk Dec 2013 #2
Voice for Peace Dec 2013 #18
Jesus Malverde Dec 2013 #35
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Voice for Peace Dec 2013 #53
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VanillaRhapsody Dec 2013 #7
Glassunion Dec 2013 #6
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Voice for Peace Dec 2013 #20
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missingthebigdog Dec 2013 #37
VanillaRhapsody Dec 2013 #39
NightWatcher Dec 2013 #10
Glassunion Dec 2013 #11
Hassin Bin Sober Dec 2013 #26
Ellipsis Dec 2013 #13
Tigress DEM Dec 2013 #66
Warren DeMontague Dec 2013 #17
Luminous Animal Dec 2013 #25
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RebelOne Dec 2013 #21
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Luminous Animal Dec 2013 #28
Warren DeMontague Dec 2013 #30
Luminous Animal Dec 2013 #34
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Paulie Dec 2013 #50
MannyGoldstein Dec 2013 #52
Voice for Peace Dec 2013 #54
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ohheckyeah Dec 2013 #56
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Voice for Peace Dec 2013 #63

Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 09:57 PM

1. Really?

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Response to panader0 (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 02:10 AM

58. yes but... so many funny posts in this thread, but I had to give it the first rec just now..

 

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 10:00 PM

2. I haven't heard that one before. Apparently, it's in a song by Daft Punk,

 

but that doesn't explain it.



The comments section isn't very helpful, either...

edit: Here's one explanation from the youtube comments, fwiw
the serious words are: "the robot makes you get funky" - "the robot makes you get lucky"


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Response to Electric Monk (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 11:22 PM

18. LOLOL ok I think I got it.. it was mixed up lyrics from another song that has now become a

 

thing? a meme?

Somebody posted it on their fb status and because
I had immigration reform on my mind I was
wondering if there was some connection. Or
if it was a derogatory anti-immigrant rw joke
thingy.. you get my drift.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #18)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 11:55 PM

35. yes a meme

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Reply #35)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 12:10 AM

40. She's got a chicken to ride

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Response to Revanchist (Reply #40)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 12:17 AM

42. lol!..nt

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Response to Revanchist (Reply #40)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 02:00 AM

53. ahaha a hahaaa a a

 

ok found it

The internet has everything.. a site for misheard lyrics

http://www.kissthisguy.com/search_results.php?SearchType=Misheard&SearchAccuracy=contains&SearchTerm=mexican+monkey

Artist: Daft Punk
Song: Get Lucky
Real Lyric: I'm up all night to get lucky
Misheard Lyric: I smell a Mexican monkey
User: ,= 2rn
Genre: Alternative

Artist: Daft Punk
Song: Get Lucky
Real Lyric: We're up all night to get lucky
Misheard Lyric: We rub a Mexican monkey
User: mϑԾ:+n
Genre: Alternative

Artist: Daft Punk
Song: Get Lucky
Real Lyric: "We're up all night, we're up all night to get lucky!"
Misheard Lyric: "We'll rob a Mexican, we'll rob a Mexican monkey!"
User: ,MZoѐ')
Genre: Alternative

Artist: Daft Punk
Song: Get Lucky
Real Lyric: we're up all night We can get back together we're up all night Let's get back together we're up all night. to get lucky. we're up all night. to get lucky.
Misheard Lyric: we'll rub a mexican we'll rub a mexican we'll rub a mexican monkey then ride all night to kentucky
User: +V ӁS[Bgo
Genre: Alternative

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 10:01 PM

3. Never heard of it. nt

 

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 10:04 PM

4. Sounds like what we used to call "tickling the hobo". n/t

 

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 10:10 PM

5. Is it anything like soaping the ferret?

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 10:13 PM

7. The ferret apparently thinks so....

 

he's nodding in agreement!

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 10:11 PM

6. Excuse me while I kiss this guy

There's a bathroom on the right
Might as well face it your a dick with a glove
There's nothing that a hundred men on Mars could ever do
I'll never leave your pizza burnin'
It doesn't make a difference if we're naked or not
I left my brains down in Africa
Lets pee in the corner, lets pee in the spotlight

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 10:17 PM

8. and i will never forget my Ex Husband's

 

Pink Floyd lyric...."tongue tied and twisted....just an earthbound biscuit".

(and he believed with all he was worth that it was the actual lyric)

I always wanted to name a band "Earth Bound Biscuit"!

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 10:23 PM

12. And now we can all add Daft Punk "rub the Mexican Monkey"

I love misheard lyrics.

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 11:35 PM

20. it's kind of on par with the star spangled lyrics

 

Jos can you see?

I had immigration reform on my mind when I
encountered the question in my OP.. a friend
posted on FB and it seemed like it might be
a bigoty thing.

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 10:38 PM

14. My favorite Pink Floyd lyric when I was 10...

"The Dukes of Hazzard, in the classroom."

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 12:05 AM

37. Oh! That's awesome!

Momentary Lapse of Reason is my favorite Pink Floyd album. An earthbound biscuit indeed!

My personal mondegreen was "do you like bean enchiladas?" I was a kid- never heard of a pia colada.

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Response to missingthebigdog (Reply #37)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 12:08 AM

39. LOL!

 

My ex was so serious....what the hell is an "earth bound biscuit"? He couldn't answer of course....but STILL swore that was the lyric! It was one of our few more amusing...uh... "disagreements".

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 10:19 PM

10. Let's pee in the corner....

Never heard that one, but now that's how I'll hear the song from now on.



If you pee in the corner, you'll get a Time Out for sure

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #10)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 10:22 PM

11. R.E.M.

That's me in the corner... That's me in the spotlight.

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 11:44 PM

26. How about: Whoa-oh Nipsee Russell

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #10)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 10:35 PM

13. Up till a few years ago I wondered why Huey Lewis wanted a new truck

"I want new truck"...
One with no doubt
One that won't make me talk too much
Or make my face break out

One that won't make me nervous
Wonderin' what to do
One that makes me feel like I feel when I'm with you
When I'm alone with you
All alone with you
All alone with you, yea, yea


Seriously.

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Response to Ellipsis (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 03:45 AM

66. Yeah, well a new drug - a new truck, without ACA they cost about the same.



rimshot!

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #10)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 11:18 PM

17. Ah, the ever-entertaining Mondegreen.

I am partial to Eddie Money's song about "I've got fleas, rickets and parasites"

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #17)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 11:43 PM

25. Isn't a mondegreen a misheard lyric?

What you posted was parody.

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Response to Luminous Animal (Reply #25)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 11:44 PM

27. Hmm, I thought that the fleas rickets and parasites WAS a misheard lyric.

Like "Don't go round tonight, it's bound to take your life... There's a bathroom on the right"

Did Weird al do the Fleas Rickets etc. thing? I know he did "I lost on Jeopardy"

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #27)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 11:49 PM

31. Misheard by cats maybe.

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Response to Luminous Animal (Reply #31)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 11:52 PM

33. If you really feel you must battle me on this, fine! En Garde, you!

http://www.kissthisguy.com/two-tickets-to-paradise-eddie-money-misheard-song-422.htm

Apparently not verbatim, but someone did hear "I've got two ticks and a parasite"

Pretty damn close, if you ask me. Which you didn't.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #33)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 12:38 AM

45. Now that is a mondegreen!

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Response to Luminous Animal (Reply #45)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 01:29 AM

48. Okay, I have to say, "I've got two dicks and I'm paralyzed" is even better.

Seriously, it sounds like one of those obscure Southern aphorisms that only Bill Clinton would use.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #27)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 01:57 AM

51. "take my hand, I'm a dangerous parasite"

 

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 10:50 PM

15. I see dems

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Response to FSogol (Reply #15)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 12:29 AM

44. that was great..nt

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Response to FSogol (Reply #15)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 12:38 AM

46. +1

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 11:39 PM

22. She's got electric boobs and a mohair suit.

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Response to Luminous Animal (Reply #22)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 11:46 PM

29. Wasn't that Jane Fonda's outfit in Barbarella?

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #29)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 11:50 PM

32. ! Thank you for that!

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Response to Luminous Animal (Reply #32)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 03:53 AM

67. I'm too young for that movie

But I like to consider myself refined and cultured.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 10:17 PM

9. alerting?

or not?

Maybe I should, but I'm not sure.

WTH, let it ride.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 11:32 PM

19. I don't mind if the thread gets trashed but the reason I came to DU with the question

 

is that a friend posted this as status on FB,
and this is an (R) friend, and it struck me as
offensive. However this person doesn't post
nasty offensive RW things, ever. So I started
googling, but just got more confused, and
thought to meself:
surely somebody on DU will know

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #19)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 11:42 PM

24. just messin with ya

but you have to admit it sounds dirty

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #24)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 01:50 AM

49. oof I thought you were thinking bigotry.. lol

 

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 10:56 PM

16. Is that another name for "The Knockout Game?"

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 11:37 PM

21. Just Google it. Lots of info. n/t

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #21)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 11:41 PM

23. I did but couldn't get a simple explanation of what it meant, origin etc..

 

that's why I came here.

I think I understand now it is a mis-hearing of some
other lyrics in somebody's song and it's taking on a
life of its own. I thought it was a bigot joke which is
why I posed the Q here, I thought DUers would know.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #23)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 11:46 PM

28. Mishearing a lyric is called a Mondagreen.

But that is not written in stone.

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Response to Luminous Animal (Reply #28)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 11:49 PM

30. Indeed. The origin of that term is explained here:

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #30)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 11:54 PM

34. My mother was chronically prone to Mumpsimusism.

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Response to Luminous Animal (Reply #34)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 12:07 AM

38. My mother is more of an eggcorn type of person.

 

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #30)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 02:16 AM

59. this could come in handy

 

If a person stubbornly sticks to a mispronunciation after
being corrected, that person has committed a mumpsimus.

I wonder what a person is called if they do this all the time?

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 12:02 AM

36. Happy Enchilada

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 12:15 AM

41. Blinded by the light skit.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 12:21 AM

43. Took me ages, until I learned it wasn't...Oh jose can you see....

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 01:11 AM

47. Uh, mixup. Like Led Zeppelin's The Immigrant Song... Yes, I thought it really said this...



Screwed up America The Beautiful in elementary school, too. Sigh.




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Response to freshwest (Reply #47)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 02:21 AM

60. o beautiful, for spaceship guys? like that?

 

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 01:55 AM

50. Songs to sing along to

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 01:57 AM

52. Are you over 18?

 

Or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian?

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #52)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 02:01 AM

54. I am.

 

I have found the answer.

Artist: Daft Punk
Song: Get Lucky
Real Lyric: I'm up all night to get lucky
Misheard Lyric: I smell a Mexican monkey
User: ,= 2rn
Genre: Alternative

Artist: Daft Punk
Song: Get Lucky
Real Lyric: We're up all night to get lucky
Misheard Lyric: We rub a Mexican monkey
User: mϑԾ:+n
Genre: Alternative

Artist: Daft Punk
Song: Get Lucky
Real Lyric: "We're up all night, we're up all night to get lucky!"
Misheard Lyric: "We'll rob a Mexican, we'll rob a Mexican monkey!"
User: ,MZoѐ')
Genre: Alternative

Artist: Daft Punk
Song: Get Lucky
Real Lyric: we're up all night We can get back together we're up all night Let's get back together we're up all night. to get lucky. we're up all night. to get lucky.
Misheard Lyric: we'll rub a mexican we'll rub a mexican we'll rub a mexican monkey then ride all night to kentucky
User: +V ӁS[Bgo
Genre: Alternative

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #54)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 02:05 AM

55. That's what "they" want you to think. nt

 

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #55)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 02:08 AM

57. they have apparently succeeded.

 

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 02:07 AM

56. My 2 1/2 year old

niece sings: Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream, Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary like a spider's dream.

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Response to ohheckyeah (Reply #56)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 02:27 AM

62. good one

 

Spiders dream of creepy clown
drawing by Stephen_FloatingLeaf

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #62)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 02:30 AM

64. LOL n/t

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 02:26 AM

61. My mom caught me doing it once with my dad's playboy magazine

She told me I'd go blind if I didn't quit.

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Response to tularetom (Reply #61)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 02:28 AM

63. rubbing a monkey with a magazine? so confusing

 

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