wuqs replied to your post:
my favorite comment was something like “if you hate this, you must hate grammar rock”, which is funny because grammar rock is surprisingly descriptivist, just giving lexical categories for the most part.
Schoolhouse Rock is the bomb dot com, and it’s a real…
I like to see you say that to Weird Al’s face.
You’d like to see me say to Weird Al’s face that nobody listening to his song “Word Crimes” is actually going to learn anything about language? That’s kind of weird, but okay.
You bring him round and I’ll be happy to describe how the lyrics insult people for not following the rules of ~proper English~ while not actually explaining how those rules work.
I’ll be even happier to explain how there are many different ways to use a language like English and all of them are equally rule-based — so the various things that the song insults aren’t ungrammatical, nor are they a sign of being uneducated, a moron, etc.
All of this is covered pretty well in the LanguageLog post I linked to above.
You realize you are taking a parody seriously? I know what this is you are finding excuses to hate on Al. You are just an over sensitive crybaby you are no better then the FCC or soccormoms who try to PC everything! Stop politically correcting weird al! He’s a fucking satirist which means none of his songs are serious! So I suggest you take that stick outta your ass and lighten up! Look he knows there are different languages and such it’s a joke he’s poking fun at grammar obsessed people who insult people over poor grammar. He wasn’t being serious so again take a fucking joke!