Grammar. Is it surprising that song writers are intrigued with it? Probably not, considering they are manipulating language to suit their needs. Often grammar goes out the window when it comes to creating a good rhyme. Strangely enough, I heard two songs this weekend that referenced grammar in some way.
Underwhelmed by Sloan. This song has been around since I was in high school but I don’t think I really clued into what it was about. It’s allllll about grammar. First, he says underwhelmed isn’t a real word, then he corrects his girl friend’s grammar and she doesn’t realize it. His fastidiousness drives a wedge between them. She, fed up, writes a story about her life and their relationship. He tells her “affection has two f’s.” This is a doomed romance, obviously.
North Star by Joel Plaskett Emergency. Just a quick reference- he’s working on his grammar while driving his Chevy.
My thanks to Laina who pointed out that Oxford Comma by Vampire Weekend is about, well, the Oxford Comma. Who gives a fuck about the Oxford Comma? I do. I use it all the time.
There must be more. Do you know of any?
For kicks, here’s Underwhelmed. I’m not sure if I should feel really old or young again.
Keep working on your grammar, people, or you’ll end up in a song.
(Brought to you by the letter D, for Don’t want to write a review.)