n. Two or more sentences that use the same sounds but have different words.
Four examples of mis-perception from the popular comedy show _Saturday Night Live_ and the character called Emily Litella (played by the late Gilda Radner). Three are not really oronyms, but one is:
—Kimberly Barskaitiki, “Sum: Oronyms,” LINGUIST List 6.1488, October 23, 1995
The seamlessness of speech is also apparent in "oronyms," strings of sound that can be carved into words in two different ways.
—Steven Pinker, The Language Instinct, William Morrow & Company, February 01, 1994
1980 (earliest)
Taking dictation isn't always easy because sometimes what you hear isn't what you're supposed to hear. Oronyms are sentences that can be read in two ways with the same sound.
—Gyles Brandreth, The Joy of Lex, William Morrow & Company, October 01, 1980
'Scuse me while I kiss the sky.
'Scuse me while I kiss this guy.
Some others I know.
Some mothers I know.
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