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Have we really left “Weird Al” Yankovic to prosecute our “Word Crimes”?

Has it gotten this bad—that "Weird Al" Yankovic is now prosecuting our "Word Crimes" and actually making a #helluva strong case?


I owe you an apology—for not starting Stuff Writers Like sooner. I had no idea it had gotten this bad—that “Weird Al” Yankovic is now prosecuting our “Word Crimes” and actually making a #helluva strong case. (Tweet it!)

The parody singer of such hits as “Fat” (as opposed to Michael Jackson’s “Bad”) and “Eat It” (as opposed to Jackson’s “Beat It”), is now tackling society’s lackadaisical approach to spelling and grammar on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. This time, Yankovic uses the music of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.”

Favorite line: “You should hire some cunning linguist to help you distinguish what is proper English.”

Nice work, Yankovic. We agree.

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Gary Grimes

Founder and President at Copywriter Brands, LLC
A former journalist who sold out for the less romantic but more sustainable world of online marketing, Gary created Copywriter Brands, including StuffWritersLike.com, to help writers connect with each other and the people who hire us—but also to reclaim his love for journalism and storytelling.
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July 17, 2014
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