Perhaps we’ll meet again when we’re better for each other.

Ten Word Poem #6  (via rumour)

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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

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! 

This is all very cool, but I thought in certain British dialects (not just posh ones) that the /r/ isn’t being “deleted”, it’s just a different sound. Like if you delete the /r/ on ginger you get ginge, not gingeah.

edwardspoonhands:

fancifullauren:

irishfangirlshipper:

dorkstrider:

why do women’s clothing designers believe that girls do not need pockets

It’s so they can sell us bags

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This madness must end…someone please develop awesome girl pants with plenty of pockets. According to my dash, they will do quite well.

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Saturdays are for adventure; Sundays are for cuddling

General life philosophy (via thisisthehorrorshow)

Definitely living this this weekend.

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pruderanch:

200% sure that all of my friend have secret meetings where they just talk about how annoying I am

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