Posted by: episystechpubs | July 16, 2014

Editor’s Corner: Word Fun with Weird Al

Over the past 24 hours, I’ve received tons of email from y’all about a great video from Weird Al Yankovic. I’ve been debating about whether or not I should share it with you. On the plus side, it reviews some common grammar errors with a modern, adult flair—like Schoolhouse Rock for the big kids. On the downside, well, there are references to beating someone with a crowbar, some double entendres that might make the innocent blush, and some insults hurled toward mouth-breathers and droolers. (I don’t like it when people say other people are dumb because they make a mistake now and then. Don’t we all?)

All that said, this video is everywhere and it is educational, so I will provide you with the link to check it out at your discretion. Oh, and even though Weird Al says the Oxford comma is optional, it is required as part of the JHA Style Guide.

The video is called Word Crimes (a parody of Blurred Lines) and you can view it here:

Kara Church

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