TORONTO — Weird Al Yankovic is schooling the world on spelling and grammar in the just-released video for his parody of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.”
“Okay now here’s the deal / I’ll try to educate ya / Gonna familiarize you with the nomenclature / You’ll learn the definitions of nouns and prepositions / Literacy’s your mission,” he sings in “Word Crimes.”
The video is the second one released by Yankovic this week for a song off his new album Mandatory Fun.
Yankovic, who doesn’t appear in the “Word Crimes” video — except briefly in cartoon form — urges listeners to hire “some cunning linguist to help you distinguish what is proper English.”
BELOW: Watch the video for “Word Crimes.”