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"Weird Al" Yankovic - Word Crimes [criticizes people's improper use of grammar and bad spelling]
YouTube ^ | "Weird Al" Yankovic

Posted on 07/16/2014 9:45:48 AM PDT by grundle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gv0H-vPoDc

(Excerpt) Read more at youtube.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Education; Humor; Society
KEYWORDS: blurredlines; parody; video; weirdal; weirdalyankovic; wordcrimes; yankovic

1 posted on 07/16/2014 9:45:48 AM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

This was magnificent!

Wierd Al is da man! (Yup, I know...but I just had to type it that way.)

Mike


2 posted on 07/16/2014 9:48:29 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: grundle

Brilliant as usual from Weird Al.


3 posted on 07/16/2014 9:48:53 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: grundle

Haha


4 posted on 07/16/2014 9:50:08 AM PDT by autumnraine
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To: grundle

And he really really likes hardware stores.

My favorite is “Bob”.


5 posted on 07/16/2014 9:50:44 AM PDT by DManA
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To: grundle

Bravo!


6 posted on 07/16/2014 9:51:27 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: grundle

I highly recommend going to see him live. Took my kids, and it was one of the best shows I’ve ever been to.


7 posted on 07/16/2014 9:51:33 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: grundle

I’m stealin’ that.


8 posted on 07/16/2014 9:52:57 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ( "1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - Schlemiel! - Schlemazel! - Hasenpfeffer Incorporated!")
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To: grundle

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 ...


9 posted on 07/16/2014 10:00:52 AM PDT by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: Da Coyote

Think of it as an updated version of “Schoolhouse Rock.”


10 posted on 07/16/2014 10:01:28 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: grundle

It should be “poor spelling.”


11 posted on 07/16/2014 10:10:18 AM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: dfwgator
Yankovic lyrics probably not found in Schoolhouse Rock tunes:

"Cunning linguist" and "has a big dictionary"

12 posted on 07/16/2014 10:10:29 AM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: grundle

Nice / Thanks for posting.


13 posted on 07/16/2014 10:14:49 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: dfwgator
I truly believe that Weird Al should be the Super Bowl halftime performer. He would be 1000 times more entertaining than the dance pop or ossified classic rockers that are paraded out each year.
14 posted on 07/16/2014 10:42:13 AM PDT by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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To: grundle

Another decade or so of texting is going to destroy this language anyway, Al.


15 posted on 07/16/2014 10:54:25 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: grundle

Excellent video....this and his video “Bob” show him to be a true song and wordsmith.

Pure genius.

“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”.


16 posted on 07/16/2014 11:03:20 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: grundle

bttt


17 posted on 07/16/2014 12:23:00 PM PDT by Cruising Speed
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To: grundle

I haven’t watched, yet. Is the about the spelling and grammar police here on FR? Je’s aksing.


18 posted on 07/16/2014 12:30:19 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Safetgiver

And I ain’t gonna watch if I have to install a video converter tool.


19 posted on 07/16/2014 12:32:44 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Dagnabitt

“Speak clearly, and carry a big Dictionary...”


20 posted on 07/16/2014 1:13:33 PM PDT by mikrofon ("Aloha-Hola" from the Palindrome Convention!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

ping


21 posted on 07/17/2014 5:59:46 PM PDT by EveningStar
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