The Pulse Of Radio reports that Ozzy Osbourne topped a list of singers who have been voted the most difficult to understand, according to a new survey conducted by U.K. video-on-demand service Blinkbox. Along with Ozzy, other artists whose lyrics and vocals are hard to decipher include Lady Gaga, ABBA, QUEEN, BON JOVI and Jimi Hendrix.
According to the survey's findings, "many Brits believed the line in Gaga's 'Poker Face' was 'Polk her face,' while Ozzy's lyric 'Going off the rails on a crazy train' was misheard as 'Going off the rails on a gravy train.'"
Many members of the public could not understand Ozzy's speaking voice in the MTV reality series The Osbournes" — although Ozzy says now that he was heavily medicated during the making of that show.
The top 10 misheard song lyrics, according to Blinkbox, came from ABBA's "Dancing Queen", QUEEN's "We Will Rock You", BON JOVI's "Living On A Prayer" and Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze", among others.
A phone app was created in 2011 to help people understand the infamous Brummie accent (a colloquial term for the inhabitants, accent and dialect of Birmingham, England), which Ozzy Osbourne is notorious for having.
The iBrummie app translates sayings from the famous second city twang into the Queen's English and says them out loud.
In a 2003 episode of "The Osbournes", the vocalist famously had problems with his then-new car, as the voice recognition system couldn't understand a word he said.