Friday, November 12, 2010

Grammar Fashion

I admit it. I have clipped a picture of Jennifer Aniston from a magazine and handed it to a hairdresser hoping it would change my life. I know I’m not the only one; the Rachel haircut even has its own Wikipedia page.

“The Rachel” phenomenon is just one of the many examples of how incredibly influenced we are by celebrities. Of course, it shouldn’t be that way. We should be inspired by our nurses, our teachers, our artists and our caretakers. But the reality is most of us would probably aspire to be more like George Clooney than George Washington.

This is why I appreciate when celebrities, like George Clooney, are outspoken about humanitarian causes. I know that some people get annoyed with the likes of George and Angelina and Bono for appearing a little holier than thou, but the truth is that people copy celebs.

One of the aspects people copy most from celebrities is the way they dress, so I’d like to thank the following celebrities for trying to promote grammar awareness through their fashion:

Heidi Klum is promoting an issue that is very dear to my own heart: she would like to remind everyone not to miss their periods.


Can you spot Rhianna's punctuation mark of choice? Hint: it's very close to her heart.

Her left breast is covered by a comma.

In a surprising move, Jennifer Lopez, never one to hide from the spotlight, promotes punctuation that whispers subtlety. With her breasts cradled by parentheses, she is conveying that her cleavage is by no means the focal point of this ensemble; it is merely an aside.

On second thought, maybe those are quotation marks, not parantheses, and she's trying to express that her breasts are speaking to us.

Yes, that makes more sense.

14 comments:

Joanna St. James said...

ha ha u have hit the nail on the head milady

Christopher said...

when I handed a picture of Jennifer Aniston to my barber he refused to cut my hair

Gorilla Bananas said...

I actually thought it was a letter 'O' centered on J-Lo's cleavage. The exclamation mark appears to be missing.

FranticMommy said...

Ha! Great post. Thank you for NOT sharing pics of celebs (dudes) sporting Exclamation Marks. You rock :)

Janette Dolores said...

Thank you for your entertaining and witty posts! Always a pleasure to read.

Mary Aalgaard said...

What a funny way to use fashion to show off grammar. That's what we're showing off, right?

kathryn said...

Ha! Jennifer Lopez does NOT look happy in that shot!

And I'm a bit embarrassed to say that I recognize that dress on Heidi Klum from the last Project Runway, which I'd never watched before this past season. No, really....I hadn't!

Great post, as always-

notesfromnadir said...

You are a very observant individual!

Emily said...

OMG I love you. This is awesome.

Hart Johnson said...

*gigglesnort* I adore you, you know that...

Talli Roland said...

Haha! Who knew celebs cared about punctuation? What a pleasant surprise!

And I too had a photo of the Jennifer haircut... sadly, it never materialised on my head.

BlackLOG said...

If only I had been taught grammar in this way I would still be rubbish at punctuation but I would have had a lot more fun getting it wrong…..

HulaBuns said...

HAHHAHA! Maybe J Lo looks mad because she missed her period. LOL

Love this post, very clever and creative!

Theresa Milstein said...

I'm just laughing. I don't really have anything to say.

If you get one of Snooki teaching us grammar through fashion, I'll fall over in my chair.