Here is a truly hilarious act by Peter Kay – which also carries a deeper message in relation to forensic recordings. As you are ‘begging for birdseed’, note how real the suggested interpretations sound, even when you know they cannot possibly be correct (or do you?).
You may have seen some rather hilarious ‘alternative lyrics’ for Carl Orff’s famous O Fortuna that are circulating on the internet. As with many forms of word play, these are not only entertaining but also give some important insights regarding language and speech – and, in this case, into the effect of priming on evaluation of forensic transcripts.
You’ve probably heard of the concerns voiced in the 1980s that rock bands could corrupt youth, by recording their songs so that if you played them backwards, the words would turn into a message from satan.