Taylor Swift has continued her quest for actual world domination by taking legal ownership of words and phrases. The pop star has applied to legally trademark certain lyrics - many of them bad - from her bestselling album 1989.

Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift is looking to legally copyright various phrases including "This sick beat"

"Party like its 1989"? Yeah, you probably can't say that anymore - Taylor Swift has applied for a trademark. "This sick beat"? Yeah, can't say that one either - Taylor Swift has applied for a trademark. Other phrases the 25-year-old wants to claim include, "Nice to meet you, where you been?" and "cause we never go out of style" and "could show you incredible things". That means you can longer ask someone where they've been, or tell a friend that you'll never go out of style, or tell someone that you'll show them incredible things. So don't even try. 

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If whoever is in charge of this sort of things grants her permission, Swift will be free to use the slogans for merchandising including clothing, toys, stickers, home décor, musical instruments, accessories and jewellery.

It's not the first time that Swift has copyrighted words - her name, initials and signature are all protected, as are 'Fearless' and 'Speak Now', the titles of her previous albums.

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Earlier this week, Swift suffered a Twitter hack when a string of messages were posted out to her 51 million followers.  The hacker appeared to be affiliated with Lizard Squad - a black hat hacking group known for disrupting the gaming industry. 

On her official Tumblr pageshe wrote: "My Twitter got hacked but don't worry, Twitter is deleting the hacker tweets and locking my account until they can figure out how this happened and get me new passwords.

"Never a dull moment."