Company misquotes a lyric from 'Fifteen' in study guide
In an exercise in identifying bad grammar, the test preparation company presented lyrics from various pop songs, including the singer’s ‘Fifteen’. However, the exercise misquoted Swift’s words, which were not grammatically incorrect to begin with.
“Pop lyrics are a great source of bad grammar,” wrote the authors. “See if you can find the error in each of the following.”
The test then reads: “Somebody tells you they love you, you got to believe ’em.” The actual line is, “Somebody tells you they love you, you’re gonna believe them,” which is not grammatically incorrect (unless you count “gonna” as an error).
The mistake came to Swift’s attention when a fan posted the test on Tumblr. Responding via her own blog, the ‘Shake It Off’ artist wrote: “Not the right lyrics at all pssshhhh. You had one job, test people. One job.”
Early this week it was reported that Swift is to buy the URL ‘Taylorswift.porn’ in a bid to beat online trolls and would be money makers. As of June 1 this year, descriptive domains such as .healthcare, .deals, and city names will be available to purchase.
However, less desirable suffixes such as .porn and .sucks will also be usable, leading to Swift to move to buy the potentially embarrassing URL before anybody else can.