Weird Al is suddenly back in the spotlight, and he is exactly as ridiculous as I remember him being as a child. I thttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gv0H-vPoDchink I know the lyrics from his Micheal Jackson parodies better than I know the originals, and there have been times when "Eat It" has gone through my head, while begging the kids to eat dinner. Just open up your mouth and FEED it. I will admit that I actually have one of Weird Al's cassettes lying around here somewhere. I'm still working out whether or not I should be embarrassed by that.
And I will admit that after this song, I will never be able to look at tin foil the same again:
Then there is this one:
I think I've seen it on my Facebook timeline at least 15 times in the past 24 hours, and it starts out pretty clever and actually kind of helpful...and here is where I start to get petty. I know it's just a parody, and I know right now it's a big trend on social media to make fun of everyone's grammar. And that's great. We all like to feel superior to everyone else now and then, and I will admit I've seen some pretty scary examples of these "word crimes." (And really...is it that hard to use spell check?? That's what the squiggly red line is, everyone knows that, right?) But the English language is pretty effed up, and not all of us were in Advanced Placement English as kids. Some of us preferred gym, or art, or science, or math.
Or getting high in the parking lot during lunch.
Some of us have reading disabilities that make remembering the proper usage of "to", "too" or "two" not only difficult, but nearly impossible. Some of us just don't fucking care. It doesn't make us "dum mouth breathers", "morans", or "stupid". My grammer ain't perfect, but I like too think I know the basics. I still get confused sometimes, or forget the proper usage. But I try not to judge my self-worth on my bad grammer usage. I have plenty of other flaws that I can base that on. I'm not gonna judge others on there use either. I except that we are all different. My son, who is "dyslexic", would be crushed 2 be called stoopid or have it applied that he should go back too preschool. And even if he never learns the difference between "there", "their" and "they're" I will always b very "glad" that he's in the jean pool.
I have lots of freinds an famly who may have flunked grammer, but I couldn't care less. I'd take them out for an expresso anytime.
(And ya'll know that being called a "Grammar Nazi" ain't a compliment, right? Maybe it's time to freshen up on our history, and lie off the rest of us for a bit.)