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How Many of These ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic ‘Word Crimes’ Do You Commit?

Do you know what a dangling participle is? A split infinitive? A gerund? A homophone? Conjugation? You say you’ve never even heard of these?

Did you flunk English? Did your teacher flunk English? Do you think grammar is the old lady you visit at Christmas?

Do u think letters r words?

Then you definitely need to watch this “Weird Al” video about all the “word crimes” you commit that drive other people crazy. It seems people are becoming completely illiterate, and “Weird Al” is out to put an end to that in a catchy and funny way.

But seriously, things have become so bad that there are even schools that allow students to fill out their assignments and exams using SMS text English. U no what I mean?

At this rate, books are in danger of becoming a thing of the past, as nobody will have the literary skills to even write a book.

So how many of these “word crimes” do you commit every day?


John Andress
Having had many eclectic experiences and expressing interest in so many varied things in life has suited my role as Editor-in-Chief of Vision Times. Being trained in the sciences, I worked in the medical field. Scuba diving was a passion, being part owner of a scuba shop, and I enjoyed diving around the world. Raising reptiles of all sorts, including poisonous snakes, was also one of my hobbies when living in the U.S. After moving to Australia in the 80s, I became an avid organic grower of tropical fruits and vegetables, which my wife and I partake of year-round, as well as many of our friends. My newest endeavor has been to become a “bikie” — an eBikie, which I do every day not only to get exercise, but also to have a break from slaving over my computer most of the day. Obviously, China is also a passion, which is something VT specializes in, so I feel very fortunate to have a role here at Vision Times.

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