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  • Everybody shut up ♪ (Subtitle by Bryan Pai BS Translations)

  • ♪ - Everyone listen up! ♪

  • If you can't write

  • In the proper way

  • If you don't know

  • How to conjugate

  • Maybe you flunked that class

  • And maybe now you find

  • That people mock you online

  • Okay, now here's the deal: ♪

  • ♪ I'll try to educate ya

  • Gonna familiarize

  • You with the nomenclature

  • You'll learn the definitions

  • Of nouns and prepositions

  • Literacy's your mission: ♪

  • And that's why I think it's a good time

  • To learn some grammar

  • Now, did I stammer? ♪

  • Work on that grammar

  • You should know when

  • It's less or it's fewer

  • Like people who were

  • Never raised in a sewer

  • ♪ I hate these word crimes

  • Like "I could care less" ♪

  • That means you do care

  • At least a little

  • Don't be a moron

  • You'd better slow down

  • And use the right pronoun

  • Show the world you're no clown

  • Everybody wise up!

  • Say you got an I-T ♪

  • Followed by an apostrophe

  • Now what does that mean? ♪

  • You would not use it's in this case! ♪

  • ♪ - As a possessive - No, no, no! ♪

  • ♪ - It's a contraction. - Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! ♪

  • What's a contraction? ♪

  • Well, it's the shortening of a word or a group of words

  • by omission of a sound or letter.

  • Okay, now here's some notes

  • Syntax you're always mangling

  • No X in "Espresso" ♪

  • Your participle's danglin' ♪

  • But I don't want your drama

  • If you really wanna

  • Leave out that Oxford comma

  • Just keep in mind that BCRU

  • Are words, not letters

  • Get it together

  • Use your spell checker

  • You should never

  • Write words using numbers

  • Unless you're seven

  • Or your name is Prince

  • ♪ I hate these word crimes

  • You really need a full time proof reader

  • You dumb mouth breather

  • Well, you should hire

  • Some cunning linguist

  • To help you distinguish

  • What is proper English

  • Everybody wise up!

  • One thing I ask of you... ♪

  • Time to learn your homophones is past due

  • Learn to diagram a sentence too

  • Always say, "to whom;" ♪

  • Don't ever say "to who." ♪

  • Listen up when I tell you this

  • ♪ I hope you never use quotation marks for emphasis

  • You finished second grade, I hope you can tell

  • If you're doing good or doing well

  • You better figure out the difference

  • Irony is not coincidence

  • And I thought that you'd gotten it through your skull... ♪

  • about what's figurative and what's literal

  • ♪ - Just now. - Just now. ♪

  • ♪ - You said. - You said. ♪

  • You "literally couldn't get out of bed." ♪

  • What!?

  • That really makes me want to literally

  • Smack a crowbar upside your stupid head! ♪

  • ♪ I read your e-mail

  • It's quite apparent

  • Your grammar's errant

  • You're incoherent

  • Saw your blog post

  • It's really fantastic! ♪

  • That was sarcastic

  • ♪ 'Cause you write like a spastic

  • ♪ I hate these word crimes

  • Your prose is dopey

  • Think you should only

  • Write in Emojis

  • Oh, you're a lost cause

  • Go back to pre-school

  • Get out of the gene pool

  • Try your best to not drool

  • Never mind, I give up.

  • Really now, I give up.

Everybody shut up ♪ (Subtitle by Bryan Pai BS Translations)

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