Bulking or balking: Mondegreen or typo?

11 Mar

I was reading an article in a newsletter that contained the following sentence: “People in many countries are bulking at having their children vaccinated.” I had never seen this substitution of “bulking” for “balking” before and I wonder if I have discovered a new mondegreen or if this was just a typo.

The formal name of a mondegreen is an unwitting paronomasia. This video gives you a better sense of the phenomena:

 

One Response to “Bulking or balking: Mondegreen or typo?”

  1. khrabik March 11, 2015 at 1:33 pm #

    I vote for typo!!

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