Weird Al Parodies Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” to the Jubilation of Grammar Sticklers Everywhere!

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Although researchers have presented evidence that the use of textisms and incorrect word forms may not negatively affect written grammar test scores, those of us that deal with improper grammar on a daily basis aren’t convinced.

There’s nothing more aggravating than the wrong use of “its” and “it’s” or “there,” “their,” and “they’re.” Or what about when somebody says, “I could care less” when he actually means “I couldn’t care less”? And am I the only one who hates it when someone says “less” in place of “fewer”?

We still think grammar is pretty important to know how to use, even if you don’t use it right all the time. You have to know the rules in order to break them well.

Word crimes are being committed left and right (not “rite”) — but thankfully, biting satirist “Weird Al” Yankovic has aimed his musically parodic skills, with the help of artist Jarrett Heather, to bring us a melodic PSA on the importance of proper and effective linguistic communication.

Check it out in this video.

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Matthew M. Sullivan holds a bachelor's degree in creative writing from Grand Valley State University, with emphases in fiction and nonfiction. He lives smack-dab between some railroad tracks and Grand Rapids Michigan's third-busiest road, and spends his time studying film and literary fiction.
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