Taylor Swift’s “Fifteen” lyrics were misquoted in The Princeton Review’s SAT Prep book, and the pop star reacted as awesomely as fans have come to expect.
Recently, high school students preparing for the SAT exam were quizzed with questions asking them to correct grammatical errors in song lyrics:
Artists with songs in the SAT hot seat were Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and Whitney Houston (You know how tweens these days love their Whitney. Crack isn’t the only thing that’s whack; so are these test writers).
When asked to correct Swift’s “Fifteen,” students raised a red flag.
The original lyrics "Somebody tells you they love you, you got to believe 'em," were misprinted as, "Somebody tells you they love you, you're gonna believe them.”
Way to go, leaders of academic success. Photos of the misprinted lyrics quickly began circulating Tumblr.
Swift, who is known for her Tumblr activity as much as dating famous DJs, caught wind of the misprint and responded: “You had one job, test people. One job.”
In response to the error, The Princeton Review apologized on Twitter, showing a correction on a pink post-it, and offering two free tickets to Swift’s concert.
This raises a series of key questions:
- Should we be concerned that one of the leading test prep companies misquoted Taylor Swift? Probably.
- Should we be thankful they are trying to make the daunting standardized test interesting? Possibly.
- Should we be thankful that Taylor Swift never lets us down on Tumblr? You better believe it.