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Okay so this is a lyric from one Metallica song (Broken, Beat & Scarred) which clearly says "What dont kill you makes you more strong"... i eventually found out about the "what dont kill you" part from this article The grammaticality of "that don't impress me much"

but i couldnt find anything about the "makes you more strong" but im certain i have seen this being used more times and elsewhere than just the metallica song. so is there any grammatical explanation for this? or is it just Metallica shaping and bending the english language to fit to their songs?

-sorry for my rusty english-

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    Is your gripe with the phrase just that more strong is used instead of stronger? The sentence you point out is a purposefully improper wording of "What doesn't kill me makes me stronger" – katatahito Jul 24 at 1:51
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    Yes i know... and yes that is why i wanted to ask why is it being used the improper way. as i said i already figured out the "what DONT kill you" part... but the more strong used instead of stronger is where i couldnt find anything. – ZderKi Jul 24 at 7:25
  • Ahh, I see it may have to do with the rhythm of the sentence.That or they wanted to make both halves of the sentence improper, and chose to do the common "more adj" --> "adj-er" mistake, but in reverse. – katatahito Jul 24 at 7:51
  • It's a song, so the rules of language are bent to the more important rules of music. – marcellothearcane Aug 2 at 20:31

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