Taylor Swift Slams Princeton Review For Misquoting Her Lyrics In SAT Practice Test
Taylor Swift is calling out the Princeton Review for misquoting her “Fifteen” lyrics for an SAT practice test highlighting poor grammar in pop songs. One of the singer’s fans drew her attention to the mistake on Tumblr, leading Swift to scold the company on her own Tumblr account.
Swift’s fan had posted a picture of the page in question from the Princeton Review materials (see below), captioning it, “I was just having an amazing time studying for the SAT and now I feel attacked.” The section, called “Grammar In Real Life,” declares, “Pop lyrics are a great source of bad grammar. See if you can find the error in each of the follow.”
Lyrics from Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, and others are cited, as is this line from Swift’s song: “Somebody tells you they love you, you got to believe ’em.” Except that’s NOT the right line. Swift’s actual lyric is: “Somebody tells you they love you, you’re gonna believe them.”
As Swift noted on Tumblr on Monday, “Not the right lyrics at all pssshhhh. You had one job, test people. One job.” She tagged her post, “#ACCUSE ME OF ANYTHING BUT DO NOT ATTACK MY GRAMMAR.” In other words, in the rush to criticize Swift’s grammar, the Princeton Review forgot to get the words right. (Of course, Swift’s grammar is still technically incorrect in the original, because “somebody” is not consistent with “they.” But that’s not the issue here!) In any case: Do not go after Taylor Swift with misquoted lyrics.