Sometimes the classics are best left alone.
And is there anything more classic than the ABC nursery rhyme? The traditional “now I know my ABC’s” rhyme has been a staple American households as far back as most can remember helping toddlers learn the alphabet. The rhyme even predates the Kardashians!
But now the song has received a remix thanks to the YouTube account Dream English Kids, which produces children’s education songs and music to help non-native speakers learn English. Their goal? To unclutter the stumbling blocks of “LMNOP” which often comes tumbling out of the mouths of toddlers as “elemenopee.”
But the proposed new spin on the classic tune in which L-M-N-O-P is slowed down to add clarification is doing nothing short of enraging the internet.
They changed the ABC song to clarify the LMNOP part, and it is life ruining. pic.twitter.com/TnZL8VutnW
— Noah Garfinkel (@NoahGarfinkel) October 26, 2019
They changed the ABC song to clarify LMNOP and I HATE IT!! pic.twitter.com/z9odtpxz9J
— Kevín (@KevOnStage) October 28, 2019
Ain’t NOBODY bout to sing this new ABC Song. LMNOP (Ellemmennopee) is how the song goes����♂️To the person that thought of this wack “new” version ����U & we ain’t buyin/fallin for it #ABCsong#LMNOPhttps://t.co/hyvu2lRLZ6
— Christopher Chase (@CChase75) October 29, 2019
Really? We’re changing the ABC song now? Is NOTHING sacred? #alphabetsong
— E Greve (@e_greve85) October 29, 2019
The new abc song hurt my feelings. @Morningfiasco
— Kaylen (@kayliebelle623) October 29, 2019