September182014
September172014
9PM

Anonymous said: why do black people use you in the wrong context? such is "you ugly" instead of "you're ugly" I know u guys can differentiate, it's a nuisance

edwardspoonhands:

miniprof:

rsbenedict:

prettyboyshyflizzy:

you a bitch

It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.

So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.

What’s more, it’s been shown that copula deletion occurs in AAVE exactly in those contexts where copula contraction occurs in so-called “Standard American English.” That is, the basic sentence “You are great” can become “You’re great” in SAE and “You great” in AAVE, but “I know who you are” cannot become “I know who you’re” in SAE, and according to reports, neither can you get “I know who you” in AAVE.

In other words, AAVE is a set of grammatical rules just as complex and systematic as SAE, and the widespread belief that it is not is nothing more than yet another manifestation of deeply internalized racism.

I love linguistics! 

cool
7PM
September162014
1PM
“You guys know about vampires? … You know, vampires have no reflections in a mirror? There’s this idea that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror. And what I’ve always thought isn’t that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror. It’s that if you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level, any reflection of themselves. And growing up, I felt like a monster in some ways. I didn’t see myself reflected at all.” Junot Díaz on race and representation in media (via medievalpoc)

(via blue-raft)

September152014
September122014

Nothing like surrounding yourself with the best and the brightest, Charlie.

(Source: leosmcgarry, via hermionejg)

2PM
I wanna be cute damnit!? Someone from school just followed me and now I feel awkward. Also school is getting to be way too much so I might stop tumblring for a while.

I wanna be cute damnit!? Someone from school just followed me and now I feel awkward. Also school is getting to be way too much so I might stop tumblring for a while.

me 

2PM

tulullabelle:

my new drying set up! slowly harvesting the herb garden

(via nectarinejam)

2PM

fckthestate:

bonsaibabe:

i dont think goosebumps books ever came into print i think they just mystically appeared in public school libraries one day already in mediocre condition

this sounds like a plot for a goosebumps book about goosebumps books

(Source: 37roses, via samanticshift)

11AM

johndarnielle:

Are you a person who would like to hear the first ten minutes or so of the Wolf in White Van audiobook? Then, reader, this post is for you!

(4,879 plays)

September112014
edwardspoonhands:

popemorose:

hornyteen1936:

the baby boomer culture: how an entire generation literally will not shut up about young people doing things they enjoy

The Divorce Culture: how an entire generation couldn’t keep it together, and forgot how to not project their insecurities onto children.

The “I Am No Longer Young” Culture: How your generation will be doing this to the generations behind you in a mere 15 years. 



 A college student at Penn State apparently wrote this though

 Not sayin it wasn’t a silly article but

(I have a bad habit of reading random internet articles about “dating” and “relationships” just to piss myself off, okay…should probably stop that)

edwardspoonhands:

popemorose:

hornyteen1936:

the baby boomer culture: how an entire generation literally will not shut up about young people doing things they enjoy

The Divorce Culture: how an entire generation couldn’t keep it together, and forgot how to not project their insecurities onto children.

The “I Am No Longer Young” Culture: How your generation will be doing this to the generations behind you in a mere 15 years. 

A college student at Penn State apparently wrote this though

Not sayin it wasn’t a silly article but

(I have a bad habit of reading random internet articles about “dating” and “relationships” just to piss myself off, okay…should probably stop that)

(Source: yvngpharrell)

5PM

arbors:

there’s always a white boy in every class that just talks and talks and talks like timothy stop just write it down!! make a mental note!!! wait till after class and tell ya friends on reddit!!

hahaha there usually is it is true. I’ve realized I get kinda wary when there is even this guy that talks a moderate amount because I’m just like , “please don’t turn out to be one of those” … ahh haha
12PM

prokopetz:

prokopetz:

Rape is the only crime on the books for which arguing that the temptation to commit it was too clear and obvious to resist is treated as a defence. For every other crime, we call that a confession.

I’ve gotten more angry asks about this post than I have actual reblogs.

(via oparnoshoshoi)

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