When I was writing THE ELEVATOR, I mentioned one of our local bridges, the Howard Franklin, several times. It’s a three-mile span that links our county with Tampa.
Well, the astute copyeditors at Steeple Hill informed me that the bridge is really called the HOWARD FRANKLAND. You could have knocked me over with a finger. 🙂 I’ve called it the “Howard Franklin” for years, and so has everyone I know.
Reminds me of my dear hubby. Remember the old Carly Simon song, “You’re so Vain?” There’s a line that says, “You walked into the party, like you were walking onto a yacht.” and goes on to say the guy was with the “wife of a close friend, wife of a close friend, and (beat), you’re so vain.”
Anyway, for years my hubby thought Carly was singing, “wife of a clothes pin.” LOL! These days, does anyone even know what a clothes pin IS?
Okay, fess up now–what lyrics or term have you always mis-heard?