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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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