When learning our ABCs, the majority of us relied on the alphabet song, a catchy jingle that taught us the 26 letters.
While it wasn’t necessarily perfect, as some people ended up singing “elemenope” instead of enunciating “L M N O and P,” the song is a classic - which is why people are outraged to learn the song has undergone a remix.
In an effort to clarify the “LMNOP” lyrics, DreamEnglish.com, a website that aims to "make educational music that is not only filled with important phrases and grammar but is also enjoyable to listen to,” has changed the tune.
Rather than singing the “LMNOP” lyrics quickly, the song now drags out the “LMN: part before pausing and singing “O” at the beat reserved for “Q”.
The result is a song that is “life-ruining,” according to TV writer Noah Garfinkel, who shared the remix on Twitter.
“They changed the ABC song to clarify the LMNOP part, and it is life-ruining,” Garfinkel captioned the video.
Garfinkel isn’t the only one to think so. Since sharing the video, which has been viewed more than 7.29m times, thousands of people have expressed their horror at the remix.
“That was disgusting,” one person responded.
Another said: “The pacing on this version is truly hellish. The long pauses on both ‘V’ and ‘W’ make my brain scramble for something to fill the space.
“What is this monstrosity?” someone else asked.
For comparison, this is how the original goes.
Which do you prefer?