Life in the age of the Internet can be a frustrating thing, especially when it comes to proper grammar. The guys of Lonely Island recently created a hashtag rap that honors the semicolon, which had our grammar Nazi senses tingling. You can watch it after the break, where we’ve rounded up other videos that poke fun at the world’s grammar mistakes. Feel free to vent your own grammatical frustrations in the comments and share a related video you love.
The Lonely Island’s new album arrives on June 11. Funny men Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, and Andy Samberg released their latest Wack Wednesday song, “Semicolon,” featuring Solange. The foul-mouthed hashtag rap, voiced in part by Maya Rudolph, is a grammar lesson on how not to use semicolons — and commas, the dictionary, and adverbial phrases apparently.
College Humor took the expression “grammar Nazi” and ran with it for their parody of Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds. This version of Christoph Waltz’s SS colonel Hans Landa doesn’t suffer double negatives and run-on sentences gladly.
The Your Grammar Sucks series from Jacksfilms offers a dramatic interpretation of online convos in which people attempt to communicate. If the vile typos and excessive use of caps lock doesn’t kill you make you sob laugh, the butchering of the English language will.
Weird Al, comedy hero and friend to grammarians everywhere, had something to say about a major supermarket faux pas.
Conan O’Brien’s late-night TBS talk show features a Monday segment called “Fan Corrections.” In the sketch, the comedian refutes grammatical errors made on the show with hilarious, fake footage. In this episode, a peculiar fan schools Conan on the oft-confused usage of “I” versus “me.”
Funny or Die spoofs real online dating ads in their video sketch Missmatch, about a woman who dreams of men using proper grammar and spelling. Take note “lotsa $$$ huge wiener” boys of the world.
My name is Strunk And they call me White Here to teach you how to put the pen down right I see that your writing is a little bit wild These are The Elements of Style
We know Snooki is an easy target, but this video from author and vlogger John Green is still amusing. The anxious “puff levels” of his hair help. John also made the below video, which details 38 common spelling and grammar errors.
The childhood pals at Schoolhouse Rock! (reimagined by Robot Chicken) are tired of you slaying the English language. Note: a claymation girl in a dubstep tee gets her ass kicked.
It wouldn’t be a grammar Nazi party without this guy.