Copy editors will love Weird Al's new song

OK, copy editors. Put down the red pencils. Loosen the top buttons of your cardigans. Give "Weird Al" Yankovic three minutes and 46 seconds of your day, and in his new song "Word Crimes," he will discuss:

  • The difference between "less" and "fewer"
  • How to discern between "its" and "it's"
  • Why irony and coincidence are different things

Oh, and he takes on "literally," too.

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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