Cage Dunn Writer, Author, Teller-Of-Tall-Tales alerted me to this March Madness writing challenge, where you make a commitment to write some minimum amount of words for every day in March. The Ninny Rhino is a phrase that was misconstrued from a Mini-Wri-Mo, meaning a small writing month. A mondegreen is a word or phrase that is misheard, but it makes sense in your head, becoming sort of like an aural malapropism. Instead of saying the wrong word, you hear the wrong word. The word mondegreen is generally used for misheard song lyrics, although technically it can apply to any speech. The term mondegreen was originally coined by author Sylvia Wright, and has come to be quite widely used. As a child, Wright heard the lyrics of The Bonny Earl of Murray (a Scottish ballad) as being:
Thou hae slay the Earl of Murray
And Lady Mondegreen
As it turns out, the word mondegreen is actually a mondegreen, because Lady Mondegreen only existed in the mind of Sylvia Wright, for the actual lyrics say, “slay the Earl of Murray and laid him on the green.”
I grabbed the real cool badge and I am committing to writing 1,000 words every day this month. I completed Linda Hill’s JusJoJan challenge in January and I just finished Bee Halton’s Love Is In The Blog challenge for February, so this will keep me busy for a month. I think the purpose of this challenge is to get people to write, which I am doing anyway, but as far as I know, there are no rules except for trying to reach your goal every day. Cage said that I should put my word count for each day at the end of my posts, or do a daily update for my Ninny count at the end of the day. I should have no problem achieving this goal and while March is on, I will start writing some of my posts for the April A-Z challenge.
(337 words counting the title)