It's that time of year when teenagers across the country wait for their college acceptance letters to arrive in the mail. The SAT is just a distant memory for them now, but Taylor Swift of all people is not going to forget this practice question for the standardized test any time soon.
Swift reblogged a photo from a fan on her Tumblr blog Monday, which showed a page from a Princeton Review SAT prep book. Bear with me. This is not as boring as it sounds.
Perhaps in an effort to connect with the kids these days, the book featured a question about some of Swift's lyrics. No, the SAT does not have a new section covering all things Swift... yet. The question had to do with "bad grammar" in one of Swift's lyrics.
"Pop lyrics are a great source of bad grammar. See if you can find the error in each of the following," read the prompt. The book then listed this Swift lyric under the "Pronouns" subheading: "Somebody tells you they love you, you got to believe 'em."
Well, this is kind of embarrassing. Those are not the correct lyrics to Swift's 2008 single "Fifteen," which was pointed out by none other than Swift herself on Tumblr. "Not the right lyrics at all pssshhhh," Swift wrote on Tumblr. "You had one job, test people. One job."
How does The Princeton Review expect stressed-out, cramming teens to do well on the SAT when it can't even provide the correct questions? And they included the Swift lyric along with a lyric from Katy Perry's 2010 single "The One That Got Away," knowing full well that the two songstresses have feuded in the past. How are these high schoolers supposed to concentrate amidst all of this drama? Really, Princeton Review? Really?
For the record, the correct lyrics to "Fifteen" are "Somebody tells you they love you, you're gonna believe them." And as TIME points out, the correct answer to the practice question would probably be something about how the indefinite pronoun "somebody" is always singular, so the correct grammar for the lyric would be something like, "Somebody tells you s/he loves you, you got to believe him/her."
There's only one thing for Swift to do now: write a song about this whole ordeal, of course.