Yesterday, an ad on the radio for "Lights on the Lake" declared something like "many new displays."
MANY NUDE DISPLAYS?
MANY NUDIST PLAYS?
Upon quick reflection while driving, those sound-alikes came to me, who likes to noodle with words.
A friend later pointed out he has a similar misfire when he hears an ad for a local restaurant (a very good one) named Laci's Tapas Bar.
LACI'S TOPLESS BAR?
In the Eighties, when I worked on audiovisual programs, a producer told me of working on a script for a kids' program about Paul Bunyan. The script said something like, "He dragged his axe around the country," but during recording they realized "ax" sounded like a posterior part of Bunyan's anatomy.
Is there a name for this phenomenon?