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“Weird Al” Yankovic Releases An Anthem for the Educated

I’m cheering. I am, in between typing every few words–there I go again–jumping up from my chair, throwing my arms above my head, and cheering in the manner of World Cup fans celebrating goals.

Why am I doing this, you might ask.

I’m cheering because I just discovered the new song and accompanying music video above, both of which released just hours ago. The song, a parody of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”, is an anthem for anyone who remembers his or her junior high school English education and is annoyed by the prevalence of lazy, willfully ignorant denigration of the language in modern written communication.

Mr. Yankovic, I thank you, most sincerely, for “Word Crimes”. As you are no doubt aware, the world needs the song, its wonderfully elucidating video, and the basic damned common sense they preach. Thank you, Mr. Yankovic. Thank you!

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