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Maximum Pop! Gives Liam Payne an English lesson


Grab yourself a cup of tea and prepare to get real deep because one of our top 5 One Direction members, Liam, has been tweeting about the state of the world we live in. As you do.

“I don’t ever claim to be a good person I’m not.
But I feel that I wanna be a humanitarian with all of this attention, if that’s all i do that would make me happy.
the world needs to change, band together right now the same way me and one direction have the past few years, im a young man and to me the world is a pretty messed up place. with a huge lack of trust I don’t understand much of it but what I do hurts me entirely, the young people of today are the difference we can change the face of the earth. I’ve been around the world the past four years of my life and nothing is balanced, I’ve been a poor man and a rich man, I’ve been to strange lands and third world countries and afraid to speak out but now I really see all of us should speak out and topple the imbalance. If you can today google charity overseas, give to a third world country and help them grow I’ve been there to Ghana they don’t have anything they can’t buy food from the groceries or McDonald’s they have to get food by any mean necessary. so find a way to help donate to any charity and help change the world today. please from me”

Wow.

It’s always nice to see pop stars spread the good word and try and give something back, so good on you Liam.

Liam

That being said…

Oh my goodness boy, sort out your grammar! We don’t want to sound like English teachers here but writing is kind of our ‘thing’ here at MP! So if you’re reading this, Payne, here’s a few tips to get you started.

-“I don’t ever claim to be a good person I’m not.” Already off to a poor start here, if we had a red pen we’d draw the biggest comma you’ve ever seen.

– I’m should always have an apostrophe, not using it is just plain lazy. And don’t give us that 140 character excuse when you clearly know how to use TwitLonger.

– You use of capital letters is wildly inconsistent, most of the time you use I proper but it should be every time. And every sentence should start with a capital. Writing 101 there. Your phone and iPad should autocorrect your sentences so they always start with a capital, so there really is no excuse.

-Top marks for using upper case for important words like countries and fast food chains but you need to do it for Google and One Direction – if you can’t get the name of your band right we’re in trouble.

Liam naughty

-“If you can today google charity overseas, give to a third world country and help them grow I’ve been there to Ghana they don’t have anything they can’t buy food from the groceries or McDonald’s they have to get food by any mean necessary.” This may be the most emotional part of your TwitLonger but you kind of undermine yourself with your complete lack of full stop. I think we may have to write a letter to your parents.

FINAL GRADE: A for content, F for grammar. Overall, a big fat D. I think you might need some one-on-one tuition (which we’ll be happy to provide, of course).

In all seriousness though, if Liam’s tweet and furthermore this article inspires you at all then do donate something, even if just a little. That fiver you save by not going to the cinema to see that film you don’t really want to see could make a difference to someone. As Liam said, any cause is a good cause, but it’s always worthwhile doing your research and donating to a charity that will use your money where it’s needed rather than using a lot of it for advertising and call centres. If you know of any really good charities, give us a tweet and we’ll help spread the good word.

And don’t forget: a comma makes the difference between “let’s eat, Grandma” and “let’s eat Grandma”.

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