Put Another Dime in the JUICE BOX, Baby!

Dime and Juice Box
So then…Chloe, age 3, and Tucker, age 6, are dancing around the living room, singing at the top of their lungs:

“I LOVE ROCK N ROLL! Put another dime in the juice box, baby!”

And it makes complete sense.

Because they drink from juice boxes all the time. But they’ve never even seen a juke box.

(Of course, one might wonder why they would need to put a dime in a juice box, because, after all, I don’t charge the kids for their drinks.)

(Although — note to self: consider charging kids for their drinks. And their food. Medicine and baths are free. Charge double for desserts.)

When I share my observation about the mistaken lyrics with my friend, she tells me that her kids keep using the expression “it’s like a bowl in a china shop” when it’s supposed to be “it’s like a bull in a china shop.”

And that makes sense too. Isn’t it more likely that there would be a bowl in a china shop than a bull? Although, I suppose that’s the whole point of the expression!

(Surely you can share a story about mistaken lyrics or expressions by you or your kids? Come on, people, I know you got ‘em – so ‘fess up in the Comment section!)

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24 replies on “Put Another Dime in the JUICE BOX, Baby!

  1. Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said:

    We are country music fans. In a recent Blake Shelton song, the line is “you don’t have to throw back your pretty pink lemonade shooter.” Fortunately, my daughter has translated it as “you don’t have to put back your pretty pink lemonade sugar” which means I don’t have to explain what a shooter is or how you throw it back! :-)

  2. Jamie said:

    My 4 yr. old niece: “You crack my nuts up!” Wait, what?! Still have no idea where she got that one.

    My husband and BIL as boys: “So I walked the corn pike, and I stepped to the edge. . .” Pretty sure that’s not what Collective Soul was singing about.

    My husband still says: “He showed me a complete and total lack of disrespect!” Really, he did? And you’re angry? My parents taught me to treat everyone with a complete and total lack of disrespect. I thought that was just good manners. *sigh*

  3. Judy said:

    The Bee Gees, more than a woman to me.
    I know what the words are but I swear that really, really, really they are singing:
    Bald-headed woman! Bald-headed woman to me….

    • Jamie said:

      I always thought it was “Romantic woman!” Seems to work, right?!

      • Gene said:

        When I was a kid, it sounded like ‘four letter woman’ and I hadn’t even heard of the Four-Letter words yet.

        • that’s funny! I’ve met some “four-letter women” in my time!

  4. Sawan said:

    So my husband only just figured out the the song “shoo, fly don’t bother me” is about a pesky fly not a type of fly that hangs around shoes.

  5. Sawan said:

    So then… I grew up on a farm and thought the Destiny Child’s song Jumpin, jumpin said “the club is full of farmers and their crops are full grown” instead of what I later learned was “the club is full of balers and their pockets full grown.” Now I still think my interpretation is better because crops could mean two things, either they have a lot of green/money or their zucchini are large and ripe for the pickins.

  6. You mean those aren’t the correct lyrics? Glad I stopped by. I’ve been a fool for years.

  7. Hayley J said:

    My mother still gets excited whenever “Don’t Speak” by No Doubt comes on the radio, because when I was younger, I thought it said “Don’t speak Cows and Horse” (instead of “cause it hurts”). I just always thought No Doubt didn’t know what words to put there, so they sang animal names. Plus you wouldn’t want cows and horses to start speaking to you. Made sense to me!

  8. How about “Peep Hole, Alabama” for “Sweet Home Alabama” and “You Picked a Fine Time to Leave Me, Lucille, With Four Hundred Children and a Crop in the Field.”

  9. Terry said:

    There was a pop song out a few years ago, maybe by Natalie Merchant, I’m not sure. Anyway the line goes “I will put my arms up and surrender” and this little girl that I know thought it was “I will poke my eyes out and surrender.” Got a good laugh from that one.

    • If my eyes were poked out, I would surrender too!

      • Hee, hee. That was white flag by Dido :)

        • Terry said:

          Oh yeah, that’s it. Thanks

  10. DWP said:

    When my son Gavin was younger he misinterpreted the phrase “that scared the bejesus out of me” by saying,”That scared me out of the Jesus.”

  11. Molly said:

    My best friend sang along to the lyric in Garth Brooks “Much Too Young to Feel This Damn Old” that goes “lonely women and bad booze” as “lonely women and baboons” until we were like 17. We were driving around in her Honda Prelude one day just belting some Garth at the top of our lungs (because that’s what teenagers do in small town Oklahoma, what else?) when I heard her shout that line, it was priceless. 15 years later we still crack up over that!

  12. Kris said:

    I know this is very very late. I just found you and wanted to read EVERYTHING.

    Until I was 28 I thought the phrase was “Whatever tickles your fanny” instead of “fancy”. My boss corrected me when I said this to a client.

    I still say “fanny”.

    • Ha! I like “whatever tickles your fanny” much better!

      And thanks for the great compliment — glad you’re enjoying the stories!

  13. Amy Reindl said:

    Our friend ruined Bad Moon Rising by CCR. Instead of “there’s a bad moon on the rise” he said “there’s a baboon on the right.” Now I can’t not sing it that way.