On April 17th, I realized how much I learn from celebrities and music. It was Victoria Beckham’s birthday, and I discovered without the Spice Girl, I wouldn’t know what “posh” means. And I think it goes without saying that my life would be that much harder if I couldn’t casually use/understand the word posh in conversation. So thank you, Becks, and all of the celebrities out there who teach such valuable lessons in vocabulary and spelling.
Gwen Stefani changed the world for the better when her song Hollaback Girl premiered in 2004 and taught everyone how to spell bananas (and yes I sang the song in my head when I typed out b-a-n-a-n-a-s).
Fergie made sure we could never forget how to spell her name, delicious and tasty in her song Fergalicious. Bonus points because we all know this is the song that taught us Fergie’s real name is Stacey. Bonus points x2 because she taught us how to spell glamorous in the song appropriately titled Glamorous.
Flo Rida: I can’t be the only one who struggled with how to spell Florida my whole life (was it ida or dia?!), but when Flo Rida’s song “Low,” was released all of problems we solved. I listened to that song on repeat and seeing his name over and over again made the spelling of the state stick.
I knew how to spell “love” when Ashlee Simpson’s L-O-V-E came out, but I’m sure it helped someone younger and less intelligent than me. She also made “la la” mean more than just the Teletubby.
Back when my mom controlled the radio, this Aretha Franklin song taught me r-e-s-p-e-c-t and I’ll never forget it. I still don’t know what it means to her though.
When Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” came out, I was obviously too sheltered because I didn’t know what to be “turned up” meant. The music video cleared things up.
Now, if someone could write a song with the word definitely spelled out, I would really appreciate it (I d-e-f-i-n-i-t-e-l-y look that word up multiple times a day).