OK, so Taylor Swift probably didn’t hand-stitch all the t-shirts herself, but you’d think someone from her team would’ve spotted the mistake.
This is the earth-shattering news that Taylor Swift has made a rare mistake and is selling merchandise with a major typo on it.
It’s also doubly ironic because, in her latest single ME!, she declares ‘Spelling is fun!’ Which is kind of embarrassing if you then put a typo on your merch… or is it all a bit of innocent trolling from Swifty, and she’s actually in on the joke?
Okay so I’ve owned this for…oh a month…and just noticed this?! My excuse is I was just so damn excited for that heart confetti 😂 so @taylorswift13 and @taylornation13 what are you doing about this merch ? pic.twitter.com/uWDEJtzPiu
— Amelia 🌸 (@Amelia6128) June 5, 2019
You see, some limited edition shirts Tay-Tay was flogging came with the mistake ‘Your’e the only one of you…’, which – as we all know – should be ‘you’re’, the conjugation of ‘you’ and ‘are’, not ‘your’, the possessive form of the second person pronoun, and definitely not ‘your’e’ which just doesn’t make sense.
Haha I’ve had this Taylor Swift shirt for like a month & didn’t even notice the typo 😂 worst part? I spent like $55+ on a t shirt with a typo on it. SMH pic.twitter.com/xx122gNWQj
— ohhhaykayla (@ohhhaykayla) June 6, 2019
— Lindsey 🦋 (@Lindseygrace_13) June 6, 2019
EXCUSE ME! I've had this shirt for nearly a month and you're telling me it's had a typo THIS WHOLE TIME!! pic.twitter.com/8P9p6BPMuV
— April 🦋 (@SavvyStardust) June 5, 2019
If Taylor had swept her cautious eye over the design, I’m sure she would’ve spotted the error. After all, she is a former Garland Elementary Spelling Bee Champion.
— gina (@ginaswift13) April 26, 2019
Some fans, however, are wondering whether it’s all a game from Taylor, and the spelling mistake is actually a deliberate clue hinting at something else – new music? Secret performances?
— Nikita 🦋 (@nikita_sabhrwal) June 6, 2019
— #TS7 detective 🕵🏻♂️ 6.7 #Lovers #ME #YOU #Cupid (@ajh7471) June 6, 2019
It’s also worth noting (so I’m told), the typo isn’t on all the shirts sold during the limited edition release, which could also mean… something? But if you want to get your hands on one of these fetching garments, they’re all sold out unfortunately, as the Huffington Post informs me.
Not to worry though, I’m sure some pedantic fans will be selling their shirts shortly, in protest of the grammatical flaw in the design. On the other hand, they could become collector’s items, so may be worth keeping hold of.
Of course, Taylor isn’t the first person in pop to make a mistake, and won’t be the last. Earlier this year Ariana Grande shared her new, misspelt tattoo with the world. She played it off nicely though, just as Taylor will undoubtedly overcome this dilemma.
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Charlie Cocksedge is a journalist at UNILAD. He graduated from the University of Manchester with an MA in Creative Writing, where he learnt how to write in the third person, before getting his NCTJ. His work has also appeared in such places as The Guardian, PN Review and the bin.