Grover! Tell me you didn’t just say that! A Sesame Street clip doing the rounds of social media has sparked a debate as to whether or not Grover has acquired a right potty mouth.
the new Yanni v. Laurel? — some people swear they hear Grover saying, “that’s a f**king excellent idea.”
i’m one of those people and i can’t stop laughing pic.twitter.com/b3OdPpvtYn
— J.D. Durkin (@jiveDurkey) December 27, 2018
The power of suggestion
Unlike the infamous Yanny or Laurel internet debate which was convoluted to be heard differently by people with varying hearing sensitivities, this appears to be completely by accident. Of course, Grover is actually saying, “that sounds like an excellent idea”. But with a slightly unclear pronunciation and plenty of suggestion from headlines, the phrase can be easily misinterpreted.
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What do you hear Grover say? Have you misheard something your child is trying to pronounce? Join the discussion in the comments below.
This blog was written by Julie Scanlon, Editor for Kidspot NZ.
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