Mocking prescriptive poppycock in song

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Language Log readers who have not seen The Very Model of an Amateur Grammarian on "The Stroppy Editor" should check it out. Sing it (or imagine it sung), fairly fast, to the tune of Gilbert and Sullivan's "I am the very model of a modern major-general" from The Pirates of Penzance — the same tune that Tom Lehrer used for his astonishing accomplishment in performing to music the entire list of elements in the periodic table of the elements.

[Hat tip to Julian Bradfield.]

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