Some days I feel like I went to sleep and woke up on Planet Dumbass. Now, I would never say that rock and roll is supposed to be a bastion of perfect grammar usage, but to me there’s an obvious difference between writing colloquially (wanna, gonna) and just plain being stupid. Glendale-native Armenian supergroup System of a Down’s new single “Lonely Day” is the latest addition to my “Oh my god, how can you be so f*%king stupid?” list, with it’s horrifically mangled chorus, “The most loneliest day of my life.” AAAAARRRGGGHHH! ARE YOU F’ING SERIOUS?!?! You. People. Are. Killing. Me. I’m not a total English freak, but that’s seriously basic grammar and if you made it to sixth grade you should be able to properly construct that sentence. Look, I don’t even care if you want to mess up
“lonliest” [of course there had to be a typo in this] “loneliest” vs. “most lonely,” but NOTHING WILL EVER BE “MOST (ADVERB/ADJECTIVE)-EST”, EVER. Got it?
What really drives me nuts is that I know that at least a couple of the guys from System of a Down are smart fellas. How they could have purposefully released this monstrosity on the listening public is beyond me. Maybe it’s a bid to connect with the MySpace generation? If so, I’d like to point out to them that not everything we do as teenagers is rebellious reinterpretation. Some of it—lots of it, even—is just plain boneheadedness.