Weird Al’s “Word Crimes”oopsYes, I admit to being a member of the “grammar police.”  Look at the examples below, or click the links for some examples of abused, misused, and confused language.

I found someone else who’s a champion of the English language.  Watch Weird Al’s “Word Crimes” on Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=word+crimes+weird+al

 

Lay/Lie

Lay means “to put or place something,” so it takes an object. e.g.  Lay the keys on the table.

past tense–laid     past participle (to use with a form of “have”)-laid

Lie means “to rest or recline,” so it does NOT have an object.  e.g. Lie on the couch for a while.

past-lay                 past participle lain

It’s NEVER “between you and I”!  It’s ALWAYS “between you and me.”

 

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Imagine having to live with this mistake!

 

ON http://t.co/pwTA9qPA87: “Money Magazine reveals it’s (sic) best places to retire.” This is a MAJOR news organization. Shame on you!

 

Poetic license goes only so far  http://www.hooksandharmony.com/20-songs-bad-grammar/

 

Advertisers beware! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/04/national-grammar-day-2010_n_485716.html#s72265title=Comma_Fail

 

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