Recently, Weird Al released another album which shot straight to number 1 on the Billboard Chart. Not since 1963 has a comedy album taken the top spot. Kudos to Weird Al!
And lucky for us writers, he’ s addressed a pressing issue – #Word Crimes! Please watch the following instructional video.
Be sure to laugh out loud if you feel so moved!
And then, please reflect upon Weird Al’s wisdom.
In an age where social media reigns supreme, it does seem like grammar is becoming a lost art. Sure, for us writers, solid knowledge of grammar is a must. But it wasn’t until I chortled my way through this song, that I realized how many of these mistakes also drive me mad.
Now, to be fair, before I began seriously writing, I’d forgotten some of those rules too. Comma placement continues to stump me. See the previous sentence – I probably used too many commas. I don’t always punctuate dialog properly and the distinction between blond and blonde often baffles me (largely because publishers all handle it differently).
I am, by no means, a grammar nit-picker but one thing that does drive me nuts is spelling words wrong on purpose.
I’m looking at you SyFy Channel. For shame!!
I’m curious to know – which grammar mistakes drive you batty?