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Breaking down 'Weird Al' Yankovic's 'Word Crimes' video

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Screenshot from Weird Al's "Word Crimes" video.
Jarrett Heather

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This week, musical parodist Weird Al Yankovic has been releasing a video every day to promote his new album, "Mandatory Fun."

Yesterday's release was titled "Word Crimes," a brilliant attack on those who misuse the English language set to the tune of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines." The video is filled with hilarious imagery intended to help the viewer get a better grip on grammar and why one should care about such things.

Artist, musician and software developer Jarrett Heather collaborated with Yankovic and created the visuals for the video. Heather joins the show with University of Delaware English Professor Ben Yagoda, author of the new e-book "You Have To Read This," to talk about some of these common "word crimes."

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