Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Lyricist Grammar

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Via Digg I found a good article on bad grammar in pop music by Gina Vivinetto. It contains some great examples of grammar abuse, here is a choice quote:
Enough time has passed that we can now nag Presley about the tunes Treat Me Nice, which should have been Treat Me Nicely, and All Shook Up, which should have been, technically, All Shaken Up, or, preferably, All Shaken.
Good stuff. I love digg for alerting me to a 2 year old article first published in a local paper halfway around the world.

Full article at:


Blogger Tom said...

I'm not sure lyrics should necessarily be subject to such unilateral condemnation. A good example is Bruce 'The Boss' Springsteen, who writes almost exclusively in character and hence often uses imperfect grammar to articulate the vernacular of the working class, blue-collar people in his songs.

21 June 2007 at 09:23  
Blogger Gez said...

That was the conclusion of the article - if you bothered to read it!

21 June 2007 at 09:57  
Blogger Tom said...

Sorry. I skim read it, mainly because it was written by a woman.

21 June 2007 at 10:18  
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