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“Weird Al” Yankovic – Word Crimes

WORD CRIMES is a general send-up of people with poor grammar.

Thank you, Wierd Al!!

“If you can’t write in the proper way / if you don’t know how to conjugate,” “maybe you flunked that class / and maybe now you find that people mock you online.”

He eventually delves into some brief grammar lessons, so you might actually learn a thing or two about parts of speech by listening.

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How To Be A Grammar Nazi


Murder! Call the Grammar Police!


ver·bi·cide [VUR-buh-sahyd]
1. the willful distortion or depreciation of the original meaning of a word.

2. a person who willfully distorts the meaning of a word.


1. Life and language are alike sacred. Homicide and verbicide–that is, violent treatment of a word with fatal results to
legitimate meaning, which is its life–are alike forbidden.Oliver Wendell Holmes, “The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table,”
The Atlantic Monthly, 1857


2. Men often commit verbicide because they want to snatch a word as a party banner, to appropriate its ‘selling quality’. C.S. Lewis, Studies in Words, 1960


Verbicide joins a variant of the Latin verbum, meaning “word,” with -cide, a suffix used in the formation of compound words that means “killer” or “act of killing.”

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Did you know…

The sentence – “I never said she stole my money” – has seven

different meanings depending on the stressed word.

I never said she stole my money.

I never said she stole my money.

I never said she stole my money.

I never said she stole my money.

I never said she stole my money.

I never said she stole my money.

I never said she stole my money.


Lisa Lane’s ‘Words From The Grammar Nazi

I want to share this Blog post from Lisa Lane (aka Leigh M. Lane). It isn’t a WordPress Blog, so I couldn’t re-blog it. Here is a sneak-peek, along with a link to take you to her original post from 2/25/13.

WORDS FROM THE GRAMMAR NAZI on the Cerebral Writer

“She’ll point out every little mistake. She’ll scream at you for using comma splices and split infinitives. She has no tolerance for fragments and run-ons. Today, she’s taken over the Cerebral Writer and, hate her if you will, she does know her grammar.”

Today’s lesson:
The Most Common Punctuation Errors You Probably Didn’t Know You Were Making

As writers, many of us use our intuitions to get through much of our prose. While this might be a good thing where characterization, dialog, and storyline are concerned, it can also be a huge pitfall when it comes to proper punctuation use. Before formally learning all of the rules, for example, I based my own comma use on various canonical works I’d read. After all, the authors of acclaimed classics had to have gotten it right . . . ? Unfortunately, the answer to that is not always a “yes.” Following are a few of the most common errors I see in other authors’ writing.

FINISH reading this Blog by clicking the link above – ‘Words from the Grammar Nazi’ on the Cerebral Writer