A company called Dream English Kids produced the remix for its educational website with the goal to change the melody so children don’t learn the letters L-M-N-O-P as a word, “elemenopee,” like they have in the past. On one hand, people are adamant that classics should not be altered. On social media, memes, GIFS and comments like, “n-o” and “I hope they are jk” ran amok. Even one New York Times headline begged, "L-M-N-O-Please Not Like That" Supporters of the original version, which is set to the classic song, “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,” feel like the rebooted version, that originally debuted in 2012, disrupts the integrity of the classic. Listen to the song in the link above. See what you think.
On the other hand, isn’t it true that if you always do what you’ve always done, you’re going to always get what you’ve always gotten: a society of students who grow up suffering literacy deficiencies? It very well may be “cute,” but is it wrong? Is it overthinking to remake a classic? Is it fun and children can learn the alphabet later? Who should we cater to? History or the future?
The world has become a confusing place.
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