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Word Crimes
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Not a question, just a link. Weird Al’s amusing rendition of Word Crimes made me smile. See it here:


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And the youtube comments are, as often is the case, so amusing.

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There’s only a few blogs/websites on which I spend any time reading comments, and those are invariably specialized, catering to techies/academics/hobbyists/etc. The vast majority of comments on other sites aren’t worth the bits they’re printed with. I suspect the average age of You Tube commenters is around 20, based on the form and content of what they write. So I just try to enjoy the video, and ignore the comments.

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And the youtube comments are, as often is the case, so amusing.

As in this: “i refuse to follow the rules that exist in conventional english grammar regarding its/it’s, as it demonstrates rather clearly how grammar is in fact a form of mind control.”

Now there’s a mind that could use some control.

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In an email from A Way With Words they point to a blog post by Stan Carey who rips into Weird Al’s video on a number of levels. I think people are taking his video far too seriously. I found it hilarious as many of the things he (Weird Al) references in the song/video are things that grate on my nerves or bug the heck out of me. I don’t go around leaving long, ranting responses on YouTube or in emails to people, but I can relate. I think Weird Al is poking as much fun at the people who correct the bad writers and spellers as he is at the folks with the poor grammar and English skills. It’s humorous either way you slice it. I don’t think he intended it to be a proven rule book or official style guide. It’s yet another of his tongue-in-cheek parodies that is witty, clever and makes many of us smile (or cringe). Kudos to the graphic designer as well because the video is amazing and a joy to watch.

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