That Time America Forgot The Letter “E.”

If this isn’t proof that we need Sesame Street, I’m not sure what is.

As I’m sure all citizens of the internet are now aware, today is May 1st. But lest we forget, Justin Timberlake was not the only American pop star of the late 90’s who couldn’t remember his vowel sounds.

Perhaps, the worst offender is Mandy Moore. And she can’t even get a cool meme out of her “COME TO MAYYYYY” chorus. Also, has anyone else noticed that she doesn’t really dance in this video? It’s a lot of quick jump cuts to give the impression that she’s dancing, but no actual dancing occurs.

Of course, it always comes back to Britney doesn’t it? She does remember how to say “me,” but she seems to forget how to pronounce baby, saying instead “bay-bay” or as my friend insisted in 1999, “baybin’ baybin’.”

Shout out to Christina Aguilera for remembering how to pronounce the letter “E” in every word of “Genie in a Bottle.” P.S. I thought this song was about kissing and I’m pretty sure that my parents only let me listen to it because they didn’t want to have to correct my perception of the lyrics.

3 thoughts on “That Time America Forgot The Letter “E.”

  1. Oh boy, I can’t believe I missed so many posts. I guess this is what happens when I go off to a five-week college course. So much happened during and afterward. During college, I went to Walmart with a bunch of friends and ended up finding the extended editions of all three Hobbit movies at a good low price, which of course was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. Then, once I got home from the college course, I ended up spending a week or so using editing software on my computer to cut down the three films in order to tell a better paced story (which might sound goofy considering it was the extended edition I was cutting down, but there were some good scenes in there that I wanted to keep, especially considering they were in the book). Then after finishing that, my brother wanted me to watch Thirteen Reasons Why on Netflix with him, which I spent another few days doing (I had read the book a few years ago in high school, and he hadn’t, so the whole time I was leaning over annoying him by saying, “This isn’t what happened in the book.” I’m just going to say it; it’s a good show, but the book is way better). Then, my Mom bought a huge box of over 200 movies at a yard sale for about twenty bucks (which is very low for that many movies). And of course they ended up being movies like “Stand By Me” (which I’d been telling my brother about for a long time, and wanted him to see it) and the 2003 live-action Peter Pan movie (which pretty much any Peter Pan fan will tell you is the best movie version of the story ever). And then after all this, I’ve decided to check out some of the blogs I’ve been reading, only to discover I’m weeks behind because of all the distractions. LOL. But, I’m trying to catch up.

    Heh heh. I listen to a lot of songs (I was blasting “Prophecy” by Remy Zero in the lounge at college, and unfortunately most of the people there had never heard that song or that band). And I agree that singers don’t always pronounce words and stuff the right way. With my growing playlist, I discover more and more. Though to be honest, I’ve never heard any of Mandy Moore’s songs aside from “Top of the World” (which incidentally I only know because it was included in Stuart Little 2, which is a childhood favorite of mine). I need expand my playlist more.

    1. I’m very impressed you know how to edit film!! I only know how to make snarky comments about film and have no actual skills haha. You’re not missing much with Mandy Moore’s music. She has a nice voice but her songs are bland and she’s a much better actress IMO.

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