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Missy Eliot's, "Work It"
The Misheard Lyrics:
It's your primmet if its bran yett.
It's Europe, everything's wet here.
The Real Lyrics:
('I put my thang down, flip it, and reverse it', played backwards.)
The Story: I have always gone around singing the song the wrong way even in public. I always said its you primmet if its bran yett. Who knows why I just always thought it was that. One day at the movie theaters I was singing that song and a girl behind me corrected me. [Ed's note: If the girl behind her said, 'It's Europe, everything's wet here', they are both sadly mistaken.] - Submitted by: David Kalamafoni
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