07 December 2006

Spelling Bee

Have you noticed how lately R&B and pop songs will spell words? It seems to be the rage now. One of the earlier songs I remember using this method was Gwen Stefani's Hollaback Girl (B. A. N. A. N. A. S.). All sorts of spelling songs followed. Some of them include songs by Fergie (G. L. A. M. O. R. O. U. S.) and Ciara (G to the H, E to the T, T to the O).
I'm beginning to think that the artists are dong it to improve the English proficiency among fans. After all, with the accusations that rap music is deroding moral behaviour, things can only get better when singers finally spell out some of the key words in their lyrics. I'm not sure how spelling 'bananas' fit into the whole education picture, but hey! It's rich in pottasium.
However, this positive step received a setback when will.i.am, rapping on Fergie's Fergalicious, misspelled tasty as "T to the A to the S T E Y". In case you have problems stringing alphabets together, it's 'tastey'. Maybe it was deliberate, but all it does is to allow critics to claim that rappers are destroying English (if they haven't already). Still, don't be surprised if niggers from da 'hood start winning spelling competitions.


Anonymous said...

What's the name of the song that also has this kind of spelling, "B to the E, A, T, Y, Body Beautiful..."?

kekex said...

oh, so thats what will.i.am is rapping bout! i didnt know he was spelling "tastey" ><

Anonymous said...

Yeah, she also misspelled the title of her own album. It's duchess, NOT dutchess.