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Song Parodies -> "Indent the Paragraphs (frustrated english teacher)"

Original Song Title:

"Incense and Peppermints"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Strawberry Alarm Clock

Parody Song Title:

"Indent the Paragraphs (frustrated english teacher)"

Parody Written by:

Ethan Mawyer

The Lyrics

I guess its pretty obvious what's on my mind now
You need to proofread papers you write
Come on, ten run-ons, this is a fright
Misspellings unsettling: no "e" in night
Indent the paragraphs, you're hurting my eyes

What do you learn in school?
Lots of science, but no grammar rules

Indent the paragraphs, get tenses right
She walks, you win, don't say "I delights"

Use the spellcheck, use the spellcheck, yeah, yeah
Use the spellcheck, use the spellcheck, yeah, yeah

Problems with homonyms, misused herd
Why are there commas square in the center of words?
Don't need verbosity, meaning is blurred
I teach these rules and believe that you will learn

Too bad we're wasting time
You still commit grammatical crime

Student laziness, won't use their minds
Subjects, predicates, they can't define
Contractions are packed in, six on a line
Indented paragraphs are harder to find


What do you learn in school?
Lots of science, but no grammar rules

Indent the paragraphs
Indent the paragraphs

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John Jenkins - December 16, 2003 - Report this comment
Great parody, Ethan. I hope you are as successful on your English papers!
Johnny D - December 16, 2003 - Report this comment
WOW ! This one is genius! 555
Guy - December 16, 2003 - Report this comment
This was really a fun read and well written and over the top and funnie and the gramma was also excellent too and I liked it really alot as you can tell from how good I right about it.

Great write Ethan. 5's and thanks for giving me a chuckle today.
Diva - December 16, 2003 - Report this comment
Excellent lesson!
Billy Florio - December 16, 2003 - Report this comment
The educational parody writer, Ethan...great job....
Michael Pacholek - December 16, 2003 - Report this comment
This was a very very very very good parody and i liked it a lot and it was funny and i think it should get a A plus dont you agree
Tim Hall - December 17, 2003 - Report this comment
This song is educational and fun at the same time!
Leah Lockhart - December 17, 2003 - Report this comment
Bad grammar is my pet peeve. This, coming from the person who can't get her own name right. Good work - 5's
Mari D - December 17, 2003 - Report this comment
Here are some gold stars from a fellow grammar cop!
Paul Robinson - December 18, 2003 - Report this comment
Ethan, Excellent work! I must admit I am often guilty of rambling, run-on sentences, especially in my parody comments. I...(oh-oh, here I go again...someone stop me, please), Anyway, I really enjoyed it. You know this is the third "school" oriented parody I've loved today and as I noted after the first two, they take me back to that earlier time. WHICH WAS FREAKING AWFUL FOR ME! PLEASE STOP DOING THIS TO ME, I HATED SCHOOL!!
Meriadoc - December 23, 2003 - Report this comment
I love grammar parodies! Nice one, Ethan, but you forgot the 'postrophes! :-0
ethan mawyer - December 29, 2003 - Report this comment
ok merry... since you asked for it here's a bonus verse stop with these 'postrophes keep words complete When you write please do type if you're not neat You stained each paper sheet watch where you eat
Adagio - June 21, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Looks like a hit for you!! 5's
Johnny D - June 23, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) See above!
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - June 24, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABCs) DKTOS and by the looks of the URL thingy its the first time this song has been parodied. It was pretty good, but after reading the 'Apostrophes' one by (Phil, I think) every other educational parody shrivels in comparison. 5-4-4
Melhi - June 24, 2004 - Report this comment
(abc) Nice job!
Meriadoc - June 26, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Still five ' ' ' ' '
martha - June 27, 2004 - Report this comment
great subject .. really cleverly executed 5s!
2nz - June 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Props for the difficulty of the song and how you still made it fun and entertaining. Good job, Ethan.
Spaff.com - June 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Back in the olden days, we didn't have fancy-schmanzy things like spell-checkers. Jeez, I remember writing research papers on a frickin' typewriter, and having to type whole pages over again just to make the footnotes fit. Are you feeling sorry for me yet?!

Anyhoo, another great job, Ethan. "Grammatical crime" - heh heh.
Christie Marie M - October 06, 2008 - Report this comment
Ugh, sounds like my English teacher and my school newspaper editor! In the words of my business professor, "I am not sympathetic to lousy English!" Great parody. The OS and your lyrics had blown my mind! 555!

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