Skip to comments."Weird Al" Yankovic - Word Crimes [criticizes people's improper use of grammar and bad spelling]
Posted on 07/16/2014 9:45:48 AM PDT by grundle
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This was magnificent!
Wierd Al is da man! (Yup, I know...but I just had to type it that way.)
Brilliant as usual from Weird Al.
And he really really likes hardware stores.
My favorite is “Bob”.
I highly recommend going to see him live. Took my kids, and it was one of the best shows I’ve ever been to.
I’m stealin’ that.
In my book ...
“in the future” still applies, but the lazy are using “going forward”
“affect” (verb) still applies, but the lazy are using “impact”
“physical properties” still applies, but the lazy are using “physicality”
and, the problem with references - example:
“Susan met Sally, and she went swimming.”
To whom, does the “she” refer? The writer knows, but failed to convey who went swimming.
Lazy ... lazy ... lazy ...
Think of it as an updated version of “Schoolhouse Rock.”
It should be “poor spelling.”
"Cunning linguist" and "has a big dictionary"
Nice / Thanks for posting.
Another decade or so of texting is going to destroy this language anyway, Al.
Excellent video....this and his video “Bob” show him to be a true song and wordsmith.
“Bob” is also on YouTube and is a song that is entirely made of palindromes....done in the style of Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues”.
I haven’t watched, yet. Is the about the spelling and grammar police here on FR? Je’s aksing.
And I ain’t gonna watch if I have to install a video converter tool.
“Speak clearly, and carry a big Dictionary...”
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