One of the more recent ridiculously overplayed songs on mix 93.1 here is Chasing Pavements by Adele. It’s been getting airplay for quite some time, and when it was first being played, I never paid close attention to it and thought she was singing, “Should I give up or should I just keep chasing penguins?” I thought it was kind of a weird line, but whatever floats Adele’s boat. Who am I to judge?
Then one day I heard the DJ announce the song as Chasing Pavements. And that line, to me anyway, is just as ridiculous as “chasing penguins”. How the eff do you pluralize “pavement”? Or chase it? The whole thing reeks of retardation. Maybe she should stay in the U.K. where she belongs. We don’t want her superfluous pluralizations soiling our rich American heritage, thankyouverymuch.