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"Weird Al" Yankovic takes
on bad grammar in "Blurred
Lines" parody "Word Crimes"

New York Daily News, by Kirthana Ramisetti

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Posted By:Hooverdog, 7/16/2014 4:44:03 PM

Who knew that a “Weird Al” Yankovic song could be educational? “Word Crimes,” the music satirist’s latest single from his new album “Mandatory Fun,” is a send-up of common grammatical and language errors, set to Robin Thicke’s 2013 hit song “Blurred Lines.” The music video even has dancing punctuation symbols, just like how Thicke dances with models in his clip for the song. While Yankovic’s first single “Tacky,” released Monday, features celebrity cameos, the video for “Word Crimes” is animated, and doesn’t even show Yankovic save for a split-second cartoon version of the star.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Safari Man, 7/16/2014 4:51:04 PM     (No. 9927624)

Wow, that was really really good. The parody value was excellent, and it employed just about every typical grammatical or idiomatic mistake that so many people make. On top of that, the video editing and graphics were superb. Bravo Weird Al!


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Reply 2 - Posted by: CALLIOPE1, 7/16/2014 5:10:21 PM     (No. 9927641)

Brilliant! And I´m glad someone finally addressed the misuse and abuse of the word "literally"! Two thumbs up on this one, Weird Al!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dman, 7/16/2014 5:35:11 PM     (No. 9927664)

I love Wierd Al, and this one is one of his very best. I hit the floor when the "symbol" of Prince popped up!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Illinois Mom, 7/16/2014 5:57:03 PM     (No. 9927693)

Love it!

Greg Gutfeld mentioned Weird Al´s new project on "The Five" yesterday...and no one else seemed to have any idea who Weird Al was.

Gutfeld seems to have the most general knowledge of anyone on FOX.

I love "Red Eye" too.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Aubreyesque, 7/16/2014 6:32:45 PM     (No. 9927746)

He released another one yesterday called "Tacky" - a parody of "Happy" - it was GOOD.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: Videodrone, 7/16/2014 6:39:46 PM     (No. 9927759)

At least one thing that brought a smile today

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Reply 7 - Posted by: texaspast, 7/16/2014 6:41:06 PM     (No. 9927764)

Yes, I saw ´Tacky´ yesterday - it was great! I think English teachers should use ´Word Crimes´ as a class assignment.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 7/16/2014 6:43:35 PM     (No. 9927766)

Wierd Al parodies are often better than the songs being parodies. He´s the best.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 7/16/2014 8:00:08 PM     (No. 9927869)

that was wonderful...

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Reply 10 - Posted by: varkdriver, 9/4/2014 10:39:36 AM     (No. 9993257)

Weird Al is an American treasure. Although I do like the ´grown-up´ version of Robin Thicke´s video for Blurred Lines.

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Posted By: Hooverdog- 7/16/2014 4:44:03 PM     Post Reply
Who knew that a “Weird Al” Yankovic song could be educational? “Word Crimes,” the music satirist’s latest single from his new album “Mandatory Fun,” is a send-up of common grammatical and language errors, set to Robin Thicke’s 2013 hit song “Blurred Lines.” The music video even has dancing punctuation symbols, just like how Thicke dances with models in his clip for the song. While Yankovic’s first single “Tacky,” released Monday, features celebrity cameos, the video for “Word Crimes” is animated, and doesn’t even show Yankovic save for a split-second cartoon version of the star.



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