There's a New Alphabet Song and People Are Reacting Very Strongly to It
We realize the "L, M, N, O, P" is tricky, but did we really need a whole new alphabet song?
If you're like most people, you probably still need to sing the alphabet song in your head when putting something in alphabetical order. So, you know that part where you rush through "L, M, N, O, P" and it kind of sounds like "elemenopee"? Well, there's now a new version of the alphabet song that aims to get rid of this pesky problem and finally give those five letters their due. But traditionalists are up in arms.
The new alphabet song was created by DreamEnglish.com, a website that aims to "make educational music that is not only filled with important phrases and grammar, but is also enjoyable to listen to." If you give it a listen, you'll see that it's basically the same melody, but with a tempo change so that you end up singing "O" where you would usually sing "Q."
The effect is oddly unnerving, and the fact that it sounds—with all due respect to the musician—like it's being sung by the clown from It doesn't help.
The new alphabet song went viral after Noah Garfinkel, a screenwriter and producer, shared it on Twitter on Friday.
They changed the ABC song to clarify the LMNOP part, and it is life ruining. pic.twitter.com/TnZL8VutnW
— Noah Garfinkel (@NoahGarfinkel) October 26, 2019
Needless to say, people were not pleased.
That was disgusting
— Queen CANNON BUSTER (@SerRenemi) October 27, 2019
The votes are in.
— En Jay (@nj_jcarter) October 26, 2019
And we only need two letters to express how we feel about this remix.
— Adam (@ADAMATION) October 26, 2019
How will kids today learn that "elemenopee" is not a word?
if these new age kids don't say "ELLEMINOHPEE" like the rest of us
— (@kameroncarter) October 27, 2019
Even everyone's favorite purple dinosaur is saddened by slap in the face to our childhood.
NOT ELEMENO pic.twitter.com/89KiH3sDPT
— Coochie Lopez (@jayrayee) October 27, 2019
The only remix we will accept is one that includes the national treasure that is Patti LaBelle.
The only ABC song alternative I recognize is the blessing Patti LaBelle bestowed upon the good people of Sesame Street. pic.twitter.com/R7ECXbhkcr
— Lyne Mugema (@lyneonme) October 26, 2019
Now we know our ABCs, next time won't you elemneopee? And for more common miscommunications, here are 50 Everyday Sayings Everyone Gets Wrong.
To discover more amazing secrets about living your best life, click here to follow us on Instagram!