The Star Mangled Banner — Do You REALLY Know The National Anthem? [VIDEO]

August 5, 2012 2:00 am
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Admit it, when Christina Aguilera flubbed the lyrics of the national anthem, you rolled your eyes and thought something along the lines of “are you kidding me?”

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Well, don’t knock it till you’ve tried it people, because it seems like the song all Americans have been singing since birth may not be so easy to remember after all. When those U.S. Olympians are standing on the podium and our anthem begins to play, do you really sing along or do you mumble your way through?

If I asked you to fill in the blanks, could you do it?

Oh, say, can you see, by the ________ _______ ________,
What so proudly we hail’d at the ________ ____ ________?
Whose _____ _____ and _____ _____, thro’ the perilous fight,
O’er the _________ _____ ________, were so gallantly streaming?

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What if I scrambled the lines and made you fill in the blanks out of order?

O say, does that star-spangled ______ ___ ____
And the rockets’ red glare, the _____ ________ __ ___,
O’er the land of the ____ and the home of the ____?
Gave _____ _______ ___ _____ that our flag was ____ _____.

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If you were scratching your head and reaching for your iPhone, you’re not alone. I put some fellow Americans to the test and it became blatantly obvious that America needs a little refresher course on the good old Star Spangled Banner.


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