Saturday, March 30, 2019

Number 1 Reason Why I Love To Blog -- March 30, 2019

I assume folks saw the note yesterday from the daily activity report:

As noted, a reader alerted us to that back on October 17, 2018. That was about five months ago. At the time, I couldn't confirm it nor did any other reader provide any supporting evidence. Re-posting:
A reader asked about the relationship between "Ballantyne" and "Crescent Point Energy," whether one company had sold its interests in Bottineau County to the other.

I replied that I had lost the bubble on that. Neither the blog nor the internet in general offers much help.

My advice: visit the NDIC "well search" site and look at the permits.
In yesterday's daily activity report, the NDIC reported that about 140 wells had been transferred from Crescent Point Energy to Ballantyne.

Spinal Men and Jesus -- The Book Page -- The Word Page

Wow, this is a real treat.

From The Language Instinct: How The Mind Creates Language, Steven Pinker, c. 1994. 

The "mondegreen."

The Scottish ballad, "The Bonnie Earl O'Moray":
Oh, ye hielands and ye lowlands,
Oh, where hae ye been?
They have slain the Earl of Moray,
And laid him on the green.
Scottish children misheard, thinking the last two lines:
"They have slain the Earl of Moray,
And Lady Mondegreen."
And thus the "mondegreen."

Look it up. It's actually there: a misunderstood or misinterpreted word or phrase resulting from a mishearing of the lyrics of a song.

My favorite from the Shocking Blue, "I'm Your Venus." How many of us heard something else and wondered how it ever got on the radio?

By the way, back to the Earl of Moray. From wiki:
Perhaps the most well-known Earl of Moray was James Stewart, 2nd Earl of Moray, the husband of Elizabeth Stewart, 2nd Countess of Moray, who held the earldom jure uxoris (by right of his wife), as he was the subject of a famous ballad, "The Bonny Earl O'Moray". He was also a direct male-line descendant of King Robert II.

I'm Your Venus, Shocking Blue

A Series Of Mondegreens 

The Two Ronnies:

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