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A Grammar Lesson from "Weird Al" Yankovic

“I hate these Word Crimes!” “Weird Al” Yankovic bemoans in this parody of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”. Calling out lazy language use in emails, and texts, Yankovic uses clever wordplay and double entendres to highlight common grammatical and spelling mistakes. “One thing I ask of you,” he raps, “time to learn your homophones is past due. Learn to diagram a sentence too. Always say ‘to whom’, don’t ever say to ‘to who’. And, listen up when I tell you this: I hope you never use quotation marks for emphasis. You finished second grade, I hope you can tell, if you’re doing good or doing well…”  Watch, feel chastised, and take note.

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