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June 02 2015

January 14 2015

quasigeostrophy:

gh0stl33:

lonelyhumanoid:

destroy the “german is a scary language” stereotype 2k15

it’s actually a really cute language and kinda funny sometimes like
guinea pig in german literally means “little sea pig” and turtle means “armor toad”
and then instead of saying what’s your name they ask you “how are you called”

And “How much clock is it?”

January 11 2015

thatsridicarus

October 31 2014

tarynel:

karkats-vantasies:

gildings:

I love boys who have massive, throbbing vocabularies. 

I love girls who have clean, tight grammar

I like big dicks.

October 23 2014

thatsridicarus

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

prettyboyshyflizzy:

you a bitch

rsbenedict:

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.

miniprof:

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.

edwardspoonhands:
I love linguistics!

October 15 2014

thatsridicarus

justyouraveragedesi:

Please stop complaining about people’s thick accents. They learned an entire language, allowing them to communicate with you; the least you could do is respect that.

They can't help their thick accents. Also, it's the grammar & vocabulary that counts.

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October 12 2014

thatsridicarus
Commonly confused words 22

commonfanficerrors:

Every day - adv. Each day, daily, regularly. I change my shirt every day so I always look clean.

Everyday - adj. Ordinary, normal, common, regular. This is an everyday shirt, not one of the good ones I wear to church.

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thatsridicarus
How To Use Prepositions: IN - ON - AT
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October 09 2014

thatsridicarus
Adverbs of Frequency (c) Cork English Teacher
(via memrise)
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professorfangirl:

ultimateventist:

charlesoberonn:

If something is ‘old as fuck’ then it’s about 1.2 billion years old because that’s when life evolved sexual reproduction.

 

However, if something is “old as balls” it’s only about 65 million years old, when placental mammals began to evolve proper testicles.

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October 07 2014

thatsridicarus


little-jonny-hairflips
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fur24:

raptorific:

I’M SO ANGRY

SOME 16TH CENTURY ASSHOLE WROTE “GOD B W YE” IN A LETTER AS AN ABBREVIATION FOR “GOD BE WITH YE”

AND IT APPEARED AS “GODBWYE”

WHICH WAS THEN READ AS “GOODBYE”

AND THAT’S WHY WE SAY “GOODBYE”

BECAUSE OF 16TH CENTURY CHAT SPEAK

I hope there’s proof to back this up because that’s hysterical

as the proud holder of an english degree i can confirm this as fact.

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October 05 2014

thatsridicarus

MAKE A SENTENCE - little johnny jokes

Little Johnny's teacher asks him to make a sentence using the following words: defeat, deduct, defense and detail.

Little Johnny says, "De feet of de duck went over de fence before de tail."
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September 17 2014

jobhaver:

you: that is a nice ass shirt

me: thank you but, to be honest, its called “pants” and not an “ass shirt”

0145 2bcd
ask.fm

gonzozeppeli:

Just like grammar used to make

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September 05 2014

thatsridicarus

superlockedhogwartianinthetardis:

keepcalm-andpartyyon:

A comma splice walks into a bar, it has a drink and then leaves.

A question mark walks into a bar?

Two quotation marks “Walk into” a bar.

A gerund and an infinitive walk into a bar, drinking to drink.

The bar was walked into by a passive voice.

Three intransitive verbs walk into a bar. They sit. They drink. They leave.

THANKS FOR TEACHING ME THINGS THAT ENGLISH CLASS HAS FAILED TO ACKNOWLEDGE

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August 10 2014

pawnee6b:

my dad doesn’t just say “panic at the disco” my dad YELLS “PANIC!!!” then waits a few seconds and quietly adds “…at the disco” and I appreciate his dedication to punctuation

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August 09 2014

thatsridicarus
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9GAG - Language Is Crazy
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August 02 2014

thatsridicarus
thatsridicarus

What’s up with “anyone” and “anybody”?

theyuniversity:

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Hello, @kenocass.

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Here’s the answer to your question:

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They are virtually interchangeable in usage. However, there are two tricky points to consider:

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(G-Dragon GIF source: FAVIM; Bradley Cooper GIF source: Bradley Cooper US)


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July 28 2014

thatsridicarus
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