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Weird Al Yankovic Has A Message For Grammar Snobs

And it’s that you’re awesome!

Grammar snobs everywhere should unite over Weird Al’s latest song, released yesterday.

It’s called “Word Crimes,” sung to the catchy tune of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” and this might be the best four minutes you’ve spent on learning grammar in your entire life. I know it will at least be the best four minutes you spend today.

Take it away, Weird Al. Yeah, yeah, yeah.

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  1. This is fabulous!

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    July 16, 2014
  2. Reblogged this on It's Only Three.

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    July 16, 2014
  3. Outstanding … will be sharing with my mother and others on Fb.

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    July 16, 2014
  4. I love this!

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    July 16, 2014
  5. Looks like you’ve been yankovic-ed.

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    July 16, 2014
  6. Reblogged this on S S Hicks and commented:
    I literally couldn’t stop laughing — which means I needed a medic to stop me.

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    July 16, 2014
  7. When I watched this yesterday, I immediately wanted to tell you about it. You came to mind instantly.

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    July 16, 2014
    • You’re a good man! I saw it and immediately adjusted my posting schedule to post it today.

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      July 16, 2014
  8. Terrific! Enjoyed both the music and the intelligent lyrics….Al Yankovic is a genius!

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    July 16, 2014
  9. So fantastic! The first rule he mentions “I couldn’t care less,” is one of my grammar pet peeves. I’m so glad he included it.

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    July 16, 2014
  10. Reblogged this on mira prabhu and commented:
    Word Crimes! Watch this short video if you want to have a great big belly laugh…enjoy music…and be educated all at the same time….

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    July 16, 2014
  11. I could care less about grammar. But, I wanna spell good. Its too bad Im over seven, and still lerning this.
    Thnks!

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    July 16, 2014
  12. Reblogged this on Live Life in Crescendo and commented:
    As someone who learned the rules of English filling in grammar sheets, every day in grade six , I find spelling, grammar and punctuation mistakes everywhere. In an amazing, well-crafted video, ‘Weird Al ‘ Yankovic shares my despair. If you enjoy it, read the book Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss. One of my favourite quotes from her book is :
    I apologize if you all know this, but the point is many, many people do not. Why else would they open a large play area for children, hang up a sign saying “Giant Kid’s Playground”, and then wonder why everyone says away from it? (Answer: everyone is scared of the Giant Kid.)

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    July 16, 2014
  13. Loved this. One of my nieces is an ESL teacher. The video would be a fun way for teachers to get kids interested in grammar, or at least talking about it. But I don’ think the “cunnilingus” example would fly in schools. Hope he makes a “G” rated version too. And now a dreaded :).

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    July 16, 2014
  14. Ignore part of my previous comment. Silly me. I should have watched the video twice, with my glasses on. The song actually says “cunninglinguist.” I guess I need to get my mind out of the cutter.

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    July 16, 2014
    • nikewrites #

      Marie, I notice how he played with that word and the images. I was holding my sides laughing! This may be his best work yet!

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      July 16, 2014
  15. Already sent the link to my friends. Thank you. I loved it- but could only listen to it once as the song is done so well, I feel like I’m listening to the original yet again!

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    July 16, 2014
  16. this is awesome

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    July 16, 2014
  17. Love Weird Al.

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    July 16, 2014
  18. I heard this on tumblr earlier today. I don’t think a song about grammar has made me this happy. Actually, I don’t think I’ve heard another grammar song.

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    July 17, 2014
  19. Hahaha I love this song! I can’t stop watching it!

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    July 17, 2014
  20. Thank you! While I don’t know much about Robin Thicke, I have enjoyed Weird Al for a long time. Thanks for the laugh. -Phil

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    July 18, 2014
  21. larkmc #

    That was a wonderful video. I feel this way every day. May 31 is National Speak in Full Sentences Day. I think that everyone needs to celebrate it every day.

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    July 19, 2014
  22. This made my night. Weird Al continues to be one of my favorite artists.

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    July 20, 2014
  23. That wuz literally awesome.

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    July 30, 2014

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