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Weird Al Yankovic brings grammar’s blurred lines into focus

By | Published on Wednesday 16 July 2014

Weird Al Yankovic

A common defence of – or at least guilty mumble about – ‘Blurred Lines’ is that, if you ignore the dubious lyrics, it’s still a great pop song. Well good news, conflicted people, that melody has finally been put together good use by Weird Al Yankovic on his new album, ‘Mandatory Fun’.

The second of eight videos the parody veteran is releasing from the LP over an eight day period, his take on the Robin Thicke track, ‘Word Crimes’, is a lesson in the proper use of grammar. Yeah, sure, it ignores a bit of natural language evolution and will give rise to yet more pedantry on social media, but it’s still a step up from the original.

Have a watch here: