Word Crimes

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Muppetboy09 wrote:For the European tour, he has dropped the lines:

Saw your blog post
It's really fantastic
That was sarcastic (Oh, psych!)
'Cause you write like a spastic

I hate these Word Crimes
Your prose is dopey
Think you should only
Write in emoji

I understand, as in the UK, spastic is a derogatory term.
A pity, 'cause the "think you should only write in emoji" is one of my favorite lines. It kinda threw me of, as I was singing happily along and I started doubting myself.

Did he sang the whole song then in the US tours? (Wondering if he will sing the whole song during the Australian and New Zealand Tour.)
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I was expecting him to CHANGE it instead of removing, like
"Saw your blog post
It's such a thriller
Cause you write like gorilla
That got drunk on tequilla"
Except of course something that actually makes sense, because Al is a better writer than me :lol:

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D_D wrote:
Muppetboy09 wrote:For the European tour, he has dropped the lines:

Saw your blog post
It's really fantastic
That was sarcastic (Oh, psych!)
'Cause you write like a spastic

I hate these Word Crimes
Your prose is dopey
Think you should only
Write in emoji

I understand, as in the UK, spastic is a derogatory term.
A pity, 'cause the "think you should only write in emoji" is one of my favorite lines. It kinda threw me of, as I was singing happily along and I started doubting myself.

Did he sang the whole song then in the US tours? (Wondering if he will sing the whole song during the Australian and New Zealand Tour.)
He did sing the full lyrics for the US tour, but changed it when he went to the UK
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Subtle observation. When he went to the UK, he cut out the

Saw your blog post
It's really fantastic
That was sarcastic (Oh, psych!)
'Cause you write like a spastic

I hate these Word Crimes
Your prose is dopey
Think you should only
Write in emoji

However, during this leg of the tour, while he keeps those lyrics, they forgot to revert the video clips playing behind him from the UK leg. While he is singing "Blog Post" the words "Lost Cause" come up behind him, and so on and so forth. Just found that interesting.
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Was it during the first concerts or have they yet not fixed it? Someone should have told them by now...

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Muppetboy09 wrote:However, during this leg of the tour, while he keeps those lyrics, they forgot to revert the video clips playing behind him from the UK leg. While he is singing "Blog Post" the words "Lost Cause" come up behind him, and so on and so forth. Just found that interesting.

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It looks like it has been fixed, but the error did last for a couple weeks, I believe.
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Why did he drop the last verse?

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YankoSwag 8888 wrote:Why did he drop the last verse?
"Spastic" is offensive slang in the United Kingdom for a disabled person. Shortly after Al released WC there was a lot of uproar about the word being used and Al had to promptly apologise on Twitter for it.

"You write like a spastic" in the United Kingdom would basically mean you write like someone who has autism or another disability that usually involves poor fine motor skills. So, technically like a 5 year old.

MEANWHILE in the United States it would simply mean you write like a hyperactive person. Simples.

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Heds wrote:Good 'ol Murica is normal while Divided Kingdom is filled with politics and other arguments.
We have our fair share of politics and other arguments over here, too.
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