To wit: I was channel surfing the other night (yes: I still have TV; the Kentucky Derby is upon us, you see) and lingered on The Apprentice.
Big-hearted, sincere Cyndi Lauper had just begun to make a point--"I feel bad . . ."--when the horrifically haired host of the show interrupted her. "Badly!" he barked, and the ever polite Ms. Lauper demurred to either his authority or his volume.
Of course, many a gentle viewer and reader will know that Cyndi Lauper was perfectly appropriate in her use of "bad" and the host should be . . . well . . . fired from his self-proclaimed position as guardian of the English grammar.
The 1980s icon Cyndi Lauper recalls for me another 80s icon: Katharine Hamnett, who also knew a thing or two about grammar, with her sentence shirts.
Frankie Goes to Hollywood co-opted this one, above, but I think its message still stands: Relax, Mr. T.
And Wham! wore Hamnett too. Their hair was/is definitely Number One.
Do you think that the t-shirts fit badly? Don't feel bad if you do . . .