Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Beyoncé Has Better Grammar Than Clay Aiken
American Idol is on tonight. I was thinking about past contestants which led me to Clay Aiken. He, too, is from Raleigh. Then I thought about how Beyoncé has better grammar than Aiken.
In Beyoncé's song, "If I Were a Girl", she is singing as if she were a guy. As such, she correctly used the subjunctive mood of to be "were." Since she is singing as if she were a dude, she didn't use "If I was a girl."
However, Clay sang "If I was invisible." This is wrong. He can't be invisible, so he should have used the subjunctive mood and sang instead "If I were invisible."
That is my rambling thought for the day.