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Posts Tagged ‘Miley Cyrus’

Sufjan Stevens Gives Miley Cyrus a Grammar Lesson

stevensIndie rock star Sufjan Stevens followed Sinead O’Connor‘s example, writing a letter to pop star Miley Cyrus this week. But instead of offering career and lifestyle advice, Stevens only talked about grammar:

Dear Miley. I can’t stop listening to #GetItRight (great song, great message, great body), but maybe you need a quick grammar lesson. One particular line causes concern: “I been laying in this bed all night long.” Miley, technically speaking, you’ve been LYING, not LAYING, an irregular verb form that should only be used when there’s an object, i.e. “I been laying my tired booty on this bed all night long.” Whatever. I’m not the best lyricist, but you know what I mean. #Get It Right The Next Time. But don’t worry, even Faulkner messed it up.

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Twerking & Squee Added to Oxford Dictionaries Online

The Oxford Dictionaries Online (ODO) has added a host of new words to its online lexicon, including squeebitcoinmichelada and twerking.

Despite Miley Cyrus‘ headline making performance this week, the word “twerk” goes back as far as 1993 in popular culture. The ODO blog used a stream of newly added words with links to definitions. Check it out:

If you are someone who always leaves prepping for a party to the last minute, you’ll be relieved to know that you can now click and collect, so you can avoid a mad trolley dashto grab some cake pops or blondies before your guests arrive. And don’t forget somepear cider to wash down all those tasty treats … Even if your party turns into an omnishambles, full of people in double denim doingdad dancing, try not to worry. You’ll soon feel better after a bit of me time: a few minutes in the child’s pose, a chilled michelada, and a Nordic noir will have you feeling as right as rain.

Miley Cyrus and Novelist Nicholas Sparks Join Forces

TM_725200973357AM.jpgIn a breezy USA Today feature, novelist Nicholas Sparks was interviewed alongside teen idol Miley Cyrus–talking about their collaboration in The Last Song.

The film is an adaptation of Sparks’ bestselling novel, but Cyrus offhandedly noted she hadn’t finished the book, resulting in a special fluffy film feature moment: “‘I’ve only gotten through part of The Last Song,’ Cyrus says sheepishly. ‘Because the movie started first.’ Sparks feigns being stricken, but then says: ‘I don’t know if I ever watched a Hannah Montana show. … Nothing personal. My daughters do every day.’”

Undoubtedly, the article will inspire some action in the GalleyCat comments section, as Sparks criticizes the pigeonholing of his work as “romance” and teaches Cyrus the difference between melodrama and drama. Check out all of Sparks’ adapted novels here. (Via Bookishly Fabulous)