File this under the "it's summer let's post something humorous" category, but this new video from Weird Al should be mandatory to watch before posting:
Already own it. :-)
I also had a sad experience watching the video: as the lyrics flashed past, I found myself checking for misspellings. ("Wouldn't it be funny if...") It was frustrating because I couldn't read quite fast enough.
Love it. I got really picky about the selection of words and the use of punctuation when I was a contracting officer in the Navy. An improperly worded contractual sentence can really cause problems.
Here's one that was in a base services contract I oversaw. "The contractor shall provide three meals a day; breakfast, lunch, and dinner."
An enterprising or conniving contractor could throw down three plates with some food on them and say, "There's your three meals for today; that's breakfast, that's lunch, and that's dinner. Now pay me for the other 1000 meals we need for the rest of the people." That didn't happen. But we did reword that portion of the contract just to insure it wouldn't.
Don't get me going on the difference between the words shall and will. (Of course in this thread I shouldn't use emoticons!)
There's a sign at my gym that says, "non-marking soles are only allowed on the squash courts." I'm always tempted to ask if it's ok to wear my non-marking shoes in the gym as well, but I don't think anyone will get the joke.
Gotta love syntax.