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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

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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! 

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bonerdoctor:

sex criminals 007

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queen-isobear:

Old Oak Doors Part B
Sorry, I write my ‘N’s backwards.

queen-isobear:

Old Oak Doors Part B

Sorry, I write my ‘N’s backwards.

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chaucerettescs:

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idetonatearoundhim:

So ELJames subscribes to what I call the “Goosebumps style” of writing, where chapters have to end on a dramatic note because your intended reader is an 8-year-old, or has the attention span of one. And if your “plot” doesn’t have appropriate, regularly-spaced dramatic moments? Eh, just make one up. ANA. I WAS BORN IN DETROIT.

It was at this point in the book that I could not separate Christian Grey and Eminem in my mind anymore. I was like, “Oh, angry, rich, formerly poor, wife beater white guy from Detroit…” and then my Inner Goddess was like, “THIS LOOKS LIKE A JOB FOR ME SO EVERYBODY JUST FOLLOW ME CAUSE WE NEED A LITTLE CONTROVERSY”

I think EL James genuinely thinks that being born in Detroit is some super dramatic, horrible reveal.

Because she’s terrible.

I genuinely didn’t realize this was 50 Shades of Grey until I read down into the commentary - which just made it EVEN FUNNIER, OH MY GOD.  It’s like every statement, and Detroit in and of itself, should be followed by suspenseful BEE DEE BAWWWW music.

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notcuddles:

If the men in fighting games were dressed like the women…

I require elaborate cock socks on all my video game characters.Maybe I’ll draw a series.

beastlysmut:

notcuddles:

If the men in fighting games were dressed like the women…

I require elaborate cock socks on all my video game characters.

Maybe I’ll draw a series.

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notinboats:

mollystormjackson:

I’m FREE.

Here is that comic I’ve been working on! Lots of learning opportunities (I keep saying to myself). 

Since it’s a comic made by me, it includes a lot of female friendship and platonic nudity. Also witchies. 

I do hope this is a good stepping-stone to more polished work! Thanks for reading :)

This is so cute!

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"After the fourth or fifth time she knew she had to make a decision: did she want to live or did she want to die? If die, there were quicker ways. If live, she had to live differently."

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