Grammarians unite via Weird Al!
Are you guilty of any of the “Word Crimes” mentioned in Weird Al’s new video? If you haven’t watched it yet, you have to see it. Go ahead, watch it now. Actually, even if you have seen it watch it again regardless, just to be reminded of what the English language deserves to be. It’s set to Robin Thicke’s single “Blurred Lines”, but the parody goes far beyond that into an obvious pet peeve of Al’s. #TwitteratiBeware!
Any wordsmiths I know have been all over it as well. For good reason!
He tosses around words like nomenclature, preposition, conjugation, syntax, and cunnilinguist! How many
morans morons have even heard all those words, let alone know the meaning of them? For that matter, how many writers have been known to slip up with a grammatical error themselves here or there? Bet we can all raise our hands, even if it’s rarely. Or is that its? Bwahaha.
If you watch the video you’ll get the answer to that last question by the way. And if you find any other grammatical mistakes in this blog, feel free to point them out to me. I try hard, but we all slip up once in a while.
Thanks for a great song and lesson Weird Al!