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Mercurial Markus

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Sep 1 '14
 

postmodernism:

I don’t know why Frank insisted on bringing me to this dinner party, I don’t even know what to talk about and everyone’s already having a conversation, it’d be awkward to butt in. A steakhouse? Really? I’m a pescetarian, Frank. We’ve known each other ten years. Nobody’s even bothered to comment on my coat or offered a tummy rub. Your friends are shit, Frank.

 

postmodernism:

I don’t know why Frank insisted on bringing me to this dinner party, I don’t even know what to talk about and everyone’s already having a conversation, it’d be awkward to butt in. A steakhouse? Really? I’m a pescetarian, Frank. We’ve known each other ten years. Nobody’s even bothered to comment on my coat or offered a tummy rub. Your friends are shit, Frank.

Sep 1 '14

lameust:

dw:

When someone gives you directions but you go the wrong way

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(Source: combusken)

Sep 1 '14

(Source: tldrwikipedia)

Sep 1 '14

Anonymous asked:

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

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.

Aug 30 '14

(Source: 90skindofworld)

Aug 25 '14

(Source: jadorefilm)

Aug 25 '14

z1c:

being 20+ on tumblr

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(Source: wif2)

Aug 23 '14
lonequixote:

The Mediterranean, East Wind ~ Henri-Edmond Cross

lonequixote:

The Mediterranean, East Wind ~ Henri-Edmond Cross

Aug 20 '14
lonequixote:

Green Wheat Fields, 1890 ~ Vincent van Gogh

lonequixote:

Green Wheat Fields, 1890 ~ Vincent van Gogh

Aug 20 '14
"Happiness is not the absence of problems; it’s the ability to deal with them."
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free (via observando)
Aug 20 '14
lonequixote:

Puzzuoli, Morning ~ Theo van Rysselberghe

lonequixote:

Puzzuoli, Morning ~ Theo van Rysselberghe

Aug 20 '14
taces:

"across cultures, darker people suffer most. why?"
Andre 3000 at Lollapalooza, August 2, 2014

taces:

"across cultures, darker people suffer most. why?"

Andre 3000 at Lollapalooza,
August 2, 2014

Aug 20 '14
Aug 20 '14
Aug 20 '14
stewarter:

haim—brasil:

MusicfestNW 2014
Foto: Matthew B. Thompson

stewarter:

haim—brasil:

MusicfestNW 2014

Foto: Matthew B. Thompson