Bad grammar: Rules for having a hit song

October 4, 2008

I ain’t kiddin’. Your not going to beleive this shit. It don’t matter if you know how to speak good. You to can have hit song.

Paula Abdul, The Way That You Love Me:

Paula really outdid herself with this one. 29 “ain’ts” in one song has to be a record (thank you MS Word) . I really don’t mind ain’t in songs or song titles. Without it, we wouldn’t have classics like “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” (11 ain’ts) or “Ain’t That a Shame” (10 ain’ts).

Pink Floyd, Another Brick in the Wall:

We don’t need no education
We dont need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teacher leave them kids alone
Hey! Teacher! Leave them kids alone!

Classic! I like how the kids in the chorus change “them” to “those”. They must have got their education.

Gwen Stefani, Rich Girl:

If I was a rich girl? Yeah bitch, you are a rich girl but if you are going to steal a song, you might as well get it right and use the conditional. See here:

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6 Responses to “Bad grammar: Rules for having a hit song”

  1. superdave524 Says:

    Good stuff, John. You got to love Tevye (yeah, I had to look up the spelling).

  2. superdave524 Says:

    …and I like the doll picture. Just the right amount of eerie.

  3. John in IL Says:

    Thanks, Dave. I had fun doing it. And the doll is a Blythe doll (if you’re interested in that kind of thing).

  4. superdave524 Says:

    Bet that’s where Rod Serling got his idea for that “The Doll” episode on Night Gallery.

  5. superdave524 Says:

    Okay, John, three days off is enough.

  6. John in IL Says:

    Done, done and done.


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