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One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -- Plato

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Beyonce rhymes with Beyonce?

Let's play a rhyming game!






Hold up, you can't rhyme a word with itself can you? According to Beyonce you can, here's a verse from her latest single Irreplaceable.

You must not know 'bout me
You must not know 'bout me
I could have another you in a minute
Matter fact, he'll be here in a minute (baby)

Beyonce must not know 'bout rhyming. Which is strange seeing as her boyfriend, Jay-Z, is arguably one of the best rappers in the industry. Don't you think he could have stepped in and said, "hey sweetie, you can't really rhyme a word with itself so let's come up with another word besides minute." If she were having trouble finding a suitable word she could just make up a word that rhymes, like Dr. Suess would. Or she could copy the technique of most rappers and slightly distort the pronunciation of a word to make it fit, for example:

I could have another you in a minute
Matter fact, he'll be here in a instant (baby)

I'm not sure why this bothers me so much. Maybe it's because I'm an English teacher. Maybe it's because I'm a bit of a dork. Perhaps a little of both. But virtually every time I'm in the car this song comes on the radio, it's been annoying me for quite sometime and it's beginning to drive me a little bonkers. I can't be the only one that finds this annoying. Can I?


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