(USA TODAY) Hate it when people say "I could care less" when you know they really mean "I couldn't care less"? Weird Al's new video is for you:
On the second day of Weird Al Yankovic's #8videos8days social campaign, he's schooling us on proper grammar usage in the fabulous Blurred Lines parody Word Crimes. (Yesterday, he taught us to be tactful.)
Using clever animation, the video says everything your inner grammar nerd has always wanted to shout:
- You should know know when it's 'less' or it's 'fewer.' Like people who were never raised in a sewer.
- "I could care less." That means you do care. At least a little.
- Say you got an I-T followed by apostrophe. Now, what does does that mean? You would not use "it's" in this case. As a possessive.
- No "x" in "espresso
- Always say "to whom" don't ever say "to who.
- Irony is not coincidence.
- Just now you said you literally couldn't get out of bed. That really makes me want to literally smack a crowbar upside your stupid head.
The video ends perfectly, with this: "Weird Al" Yankovic has a big dictionary.