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Published on Jul 25, 2012
A parody of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know." Beware: This song is extremely nerdy. It's also about grammar. You've now been sufficiently warned.
Lyrics: Now and then I think of how it's come to reign That sentence structure fills our lives with so much pain Some people just like to pick fights And have arguments to fill their nights But others realize that proper grammar is just polite
You can get addicted to a certain kind of syntax Like ending sentences with prepositions What for? Poetic license is all well and fine But there are places where I draw the line In fear that our language is degenerating
Chorus: Because I care about how we speak I'm going to get flak for this and be called a geek And though some of this is tongue and cheek I really believe our English skills are becoming weak And I think that it was quite a low When someone decided to coin the term 'YOLO' These colloquialisms need to go Why isn't this "Somebody Whom I Used to Know"?
'Whom' and 'that' are both relative pronouns But they're used differently when speaking about people or things My patience only goes so far When this language you start to mar I've been told just to let it go Yet I remain hung up on "Somebody That I Used to Know"