Weird Al Yankovic Turns Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines into a Rant About Proper Grammar
Posted on July 15, 2014
Weird Al Yankovic has a new album out and one of his parodies is just hilarious. He did a spoof of Robin Thicke's raunchy and controversial song "Blurred Lines." Weird Al renamed the song "Word Crimes" and made it into a rant about poor grammar and improper word use. The song is from Weird Al's new album, Mandatory Fun.
Weird Al warns that if can't write in the proper way and you don't know how to conjugate, you may end up being mocked online. In the video we learn quite a bit about Weird Al's pet peeves when it comes to proper grammar and word usage. He even has a position on the use of the Oxford Comma (he opposes it). So what else is he ranting about? In the video:
- He demands that people learn the difference between less and fewer, and when to use each.
- He lets viewers know that when you say "I could care less," you do actually care.
- He declares that the use of "it's" as a possessive instead of as a contraction is a grave word crime.
- He reminds us that there is no x in espresso
- You should not write words as numbers unless you're 7 or your name is Prince.
- Irony is not the same thing as coincidence.
- When you misuse the word "literally," it literally incites him to physical violence.
This has got to be the most enjoyable grammar lesson we have ever seen. It's a wonderful thing. Take a look: