barbarous VIP

‘How VIP do we gotta get?’


The great Sir Paul McCartney was apparently turned away by the bouncers of a post-Grammy Awards party that was hosted by a rapper at a nightclub, when he made the above remark in a language that seemed to be English.

It should have been, in standard English: ‘How VIP do we have to be?’ or ‘How VIP must we be?’