Weird Al Yankovic's "Word Crimes" (Credit: screenshot)
We happen to know that a great many freelancers are grammarphiles. But the best part of the video is surely the part where he recommends that everyone hire an editor, which in our interpretation means a freelance editor or writer. If you're looking for a freelancer, there are thousands of them in our community for you to contact.
Here’s the section of the song (and the full lyrics):
“You should hire some cunning linguist
To help you distinguish
What is proper English”
Here’s the full video!
And if you didn’t get enough snarky grammar-preaching today, here are a few Red Line posts from our resident freelance editor Kate Hamill: