michael poxon scripsit:

> Just been listening to some Magma, which stirred a thought - when I
> first heard some of their lyrics, part of one song sounded exactly like
> the English phrase "Oh we don't get on" which prompts this question:
> can you think of any words or phrases in your own langs that sound like
> a word or phrase in your L1? (or indeed in any other realang)

There is quite a bit of Latin like this (disregarding exact phonetic
details, of course):  "O Sybilli, si ergo / Fortibus es in ero".

A friend and I, on first hearing Philip Glass's _Einstein on the Beach_,
interpreted the lyrics as "Winnipeg Monday".

Also google for "mondegreen".

Real, genuine ambiguities in spoken language are actually rather
rare, never mind across languages: beauties like "British left waffles
on Falklands" usually occur only in writing.  There was, however, the
gentleman in (the) hospital whose prescription was "an air-ring", a
inflatable rubber doughnut used to prevent bedsores.  Instead, he
got put in a wheelchair for a trip around the grounds!

And through this revolting graveyard of the universe the muffled, maddening
beating of drums, and thin, monotonous whine of blasphemous flutes from
inconceivable, unlighted chambers beyond Time; the detestable pounding
and piping whereunto dance slowly, awkwardly, and absurdly the gigantic
tenebrous ultimate gods --  the blind, voiceless, mindless gargoyles whose soul
is Nyarlathotep. (Lovecraft) John [log in to unmask]