Weird Al Yankovic's "Word Crimes" (Credit: screenshot)
You may have heard that Weird Al has come up with another comedic gem as part of his 8 days, 8 videos campaign: Word Crimes.
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:
The Red Line: Do You Need an Oxford Comma?
The Red Line: Top 7 Misused Expressions
The Red Line: Single or Double Quotes?
The Red Line: Your not good with you’re grammar