Anyone who is interested in modern pop music will know about Taylor Swift, the young singer-songwriter who attracted headlines when she refused to collaborate with Spotify. She’s the one pop singer that everyone is our family likes. Her latest album was the soundtrack of our drive back from Öland last Xmas.
The grammar snobs at the Princeton Review clearly decided it was time to put this young upstart in her place.
There was a section in a recent test paper they produced called “Grammar in Real Life” which read:
“Pop lyrics are a great source of bad grammar. See if you can find the error in each of the following.”
They then quoted one of Ms Swift’s songs.
They were rapidly hoist by their own petard. They had misquoted her lyrics. The sassy popstar rapidly put those fuddy duddy grammarians in their place.
Of course correct grammar is important. But who ever went to pop songs to find perfect examples of correct grammar?
Taylor’s fans call themselves Swifties and are rather fanatical. Here she explains how she invited some of them home to hear her new album. Hilarious!