Whatever you do, don't insult Taylor Swift's grammar

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Taylor Swift, songwriter and Internet guru, won't take any attacks on her grammar—particularly from the Princeton Review (an American revision aid way too familiar to teens in the States). The company, in an attempt to show "grammar in real life" in a SAT prep guide, featured the singer's lyrics to "Fifteen" as an example of incorrect pronoun use.

Swift wasn't the only target (Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, and other artists were also called out since "pop lyrics are a great source of bad grammar"), but when Swift found out via a fan on her Tumblr, she called the publisher out on its own error. The editors misquoted her lyrics.
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The Princeton Review had the following:
Taylor Swift: Somebody tells you they love you, you got to believe 'em.

But Swift, through her Tumblr hashtags, revealed the real lyrics: When you're fifteen and somebody tells you they love you, you're gonna believe them. "ACCUSE ME OF ANYTHING BUT DO NOT ATTACK MY GRAMMAR," she added. Boom, feel that all caps Swift rage.

(Though—forgive us—technically somebody is a singular pronoun, so "they" should be "he or she" and "them" should be "him or her." But hey, the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, right?)

From the editors of ELLE.com

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