Taylor Swift Makes Herself the Butt of an Internet Joke & It's Hilarious (PHOTO)

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Turn away now, Grammar Nazi friends -- this post is not for you. Even I admit I cringed at first when I saw it, because I'm a freak about when to say "who" or "whom," "lay" or "lie," and making sure the apostrophes always go in the right place. I can't tell you how many times I want to full-on Ross Gellar and shout over the Internet in all caps, "Y-O-U-APOSTROPHE-R-E MEANS YOU ARE -- Y-O-U-R MEANS YOUR."

So when I saw the latest Taylor Swift meme (a meme of a meme really, but we'll get to that), my inner geek shuddered. Tay Tay stepped out in New York City this week wearing a T-shirt reading, "no its becky." Fans were delighted and writers and editors everywhere had secret fantasies of taking a Sharpie and adding an apostrophe between the T and the S of "its" because that's clearly supposed to be a contraction OMG!


But of course there's a story behind it, and it's (see what I did there? I-T-apostrophe-S means "it is") sort of hilarious.

The "Shake It Off" singer recently stumbled upon a viral Tumblr post that featured an old high school photo of her wearing a tiara. However, the person who posted the photo insisted that it was her friend Becky, who once snorted marijuana at a party and died instantly.

"She used to be a happy, popular girl until one night she snorted marijuana at a party," the Tumblr post stated. "She died instantly. Please, don't do marijuana. It's the most dangerous drug out there. Please don't wind up like Becky."

To which someone cheekily and accurately responded, "Pretty sure that's Taylor Swift."

The original poster responded flatly, "no its becky."

And then Taylor had a shirt made, because clearly, she has a sense of humor.

There is something so innately satisfying about Internet commenters that are so sure about something they are so wrong about using bad grammar. It's like, "Are ya sure about that, pal? As sure as you are about contractions?" It makes me giggle.

Of course there are those who wish Taylor would've done the world a favor and corrected the grammar when she had the shirt made to "No, it's Becky," but I think that loses some of the humor and charm of the whole thing.

What do you think? Should Taylor have corrected the bad grammar on the shirt?


Image via Taylor Swift/Instagram

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