Like many people, I from time to time misunderstand something I have heard. Most notably, song lyrics. There are two examples I'll share.
This came to mind this morning because I caught the song on my ride in:
The song is featured in the movie Cedar Rapids - a goofy little indie with a lot of funny and fun people. The point is, the end credits play out to this song, and I started singing with it - we were at home - I don't burst into song at a movie theater. But Matt started laughing because I confidently belted out, "Ain't nothing going to break my spine..."
It's actually stride. "Ain't nothing going to break my stride." Which makes more sense.
The other one is something I figured out on my own, and it was within the last few years.
The song is Love Shack, by the B-52s. The correct lyric is "Wearing next to nothing, always hot as an oven".
I spent decades thinking it was "Wearing next to nothing, always hard as a nubbin."
Apparently, close enough that nobody ever stopped and corrected me. I was listening to it one afternoon at a restaurant and finally heard the right words, and it was like a light went off in my brain. It was fabulous.
I suspect this will keep happening for a period of time, and at some point, my brain will just stop trying to pick everything apart.
But until then, keep your nubbins, spines and strides intact.