My Mom Is an ISH gl r EN HE EAC T lis rics by A Song Ly on Jutzi My mom teaches English at the local high school And her attention to my grammar is totally uncool. Correcting what I say from morning ’til night, I can’t complete a sentence without getting in a fight.   Sure, sometimes I get lazy and I say things wrong, And maybe I abreve things to make my words less long, But I don’t think I’m much different than any of you, If she doesn’t stop bugging me I don’t know what I’ll do AnAlyzing literAry Devices A malapropism is the incorrect use of a word in the place of a word with a similar sound. Alison Jutzi purposefully uses malapropisms. For example, intensive purposes instead of intents and purposes. Look for other malapropisms and consider whether you need to know about the malapropism to get the jokes in this song. CHORUS ’Cause for all intensive purposes Irregardless of what you think of me, I’m not adverse to telling you how I feel. Not to exasperate the situation, But I could care less what your opinion is. It’s not like I’m the devil incarnal, What’s the big deal? My mom meets me with such opposition When I try and end a sentence with a preposition, And she always looks like she’s just had an aneurism Whenever I accidentally use a malapropism. Mom and me tend to argue a lot Hers and mine’s fighting is awesome—not, When I leave out a comma, she worries for my future career But she can take her grammar book and stuff it in her ear CHORUS ’Cause for all intensive purposes Irregardless of what you think of me, I’m not adverse to telling you how I feel. Not to exasperate the situation, But I could care less what your opinion is. It’s not like I’m the devil incarnal, What’s the big deal? 176 Nelson English Unit 3: Humour NEL