High schoolers of the world, beware. If you want to pass your SATs, then you'd better turn on some Taylor Swift music. As it turns out, Swift's lyrics were in an SAT Prep Book that a fan was studying from to prepare for the exam that can make or break your ability to get into college. (Oh, how I don't miss it.) However, as the fan and the pop star quickly noticed, the SAT Prep Book got Taylor Swift's lyrics wrong — calling the lyrics to "Fifteen" out for bad grammar. As Swift herself put it on her Tumblr, "Not the right lyrics at all pssshhhh. You had one job, test people. One job."
Imagine that. Studying hard for the standardized test that everyone makes a huge deal about and finding such a massively glaring error in your own test prep book. If it were me, I would have gone through some sort of identity crisis. Or a crisis of faith. If my test prep book can't even get a Swift song right, then why should I believe it on anything else? Does it even know how to do math or should I get a different test prep book? Who can we possibly believe in anymore?
Of course, Swift had to take the hilarity even further with the tags that she attached to the tumblr post: "#WHEN YOU'RE FIFTEEN AND #SOMEBODY TELLS YOU THEY LOVE YOU #YOU'RE GONNA BELIEVE THEM #ACCUSE ME OF ANYTHING BUT DO NOT ATTACK MY GRAMMAR." (Even though, awkwardly enough, the correct lyrics to "Fifteen" still have bad grammar in them. "When you're fifteen and somebody tells you they love you, you're gonna believe them" should really read "When you're fifteen and somebody tells you that they love you, you're going to believe them." If you really want to get technical.)
Still, you hear that guys? You can accuse Swift of anything, but you can't attack her grammar. That's good to know, considering Swift has been accused of dating any guy she's ever been around for longer than three minutes — and, memorably, one of her gal pals — as well of being accused of being some sort of shadow assassin if Diplo's fears of Swift are to be at all believed. Now that we have Swift's blanket permission, here are just a few of the crimes that I think she should go down for.
1. Offensively Catchy Lyrics
For once, I would just like to be able to listen to a Swift song without having it stuck in my head for three months. Is that even possible?
2. So Sweet She Causes Cavities
The dentistry bills I have racked up from all the times Swift was a total angel to her fans is getting unreal. I plan to sue her for this as soon as humanly possible.
3. Cat Hoarding
It always starts with two cats. Next thing you know, Swift has two thousand and is being taken out of her house in handcuffs for stealing Fluffy from the girl down the lane.
4. Best Friend Hoarding
I continue to permanently volunteer as tribute to be the next person inducted into the Taylor Swift Best Friends Club. My friendship bracelet will come any day now...
5. Bad Dancing
Hey, I love it when Swift busts a move on stage or at an awards show. But I don't think any of us would claim that her dancing is conventionally good. I mean, she's no Beyoncé.
6. ...Bad Grammar, Still
Like I said, the correct lyrics are still bad grammar if you want to get technical about it. So Swift could still be jailed for her crimes against grammar in "Fifteen." Awkward.
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