30 January, 2023

The Most Cringe-Worthy Song Lyrics Ever?

The grammatically awkward in music, via Twitter

Grammarians, beware. Over on Twitter, Patricia Smith—poet, spoken-word performer, playwright, and author—posed the question “What’s your most cringe-worthy grammatical bloop in a song?” The responses are both hilariously familiar and grammatically mind-boggling. Check out the thread here.


  • Lauren Alwan

    Lauren Alwan’s fiction has appeared in the O. Henry Prize Stories, the Southern Review, the Alaska Quarterly Review, StoryQuarterly, in the Bellevue Literary Review. She is the recipient of a First Pages Prize, the Goldenberg Prize for Fiction, and.a citation of Notable in Best American Essays. Her essays have appeared in ZYZZYVA, Catapult, World Literature Today, The Rumpus, The Millions, Writer's Digest, and others. She is a prose editor at the museum of americana, an online literary review. Follow her on Twitter at @lauren_alwan and learn more at www.laurenalwan.com