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September 02, 2014

Anonymous
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.

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September 02, 2014

» http://tanoraqui.tumblr.com/post/96427093997/brodingershat-icariandaedalus

brodingershat:

icariandaedalus:

brodingershat:

A video game that lampshades the player’s ability to revive after death and incorporates it into the setting:

"I don’t know what planet you’re from, kid, but here on Earth people stay dead.”

And they do. NPCs that are killed stay…

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September 02, 2014

jedipokemonmaster:

notanangryvegan:

robot-mama:

I guarantee you, the woman has packed all her stuff, plus her kids’ stuff, plus all the shit her husband forgot to pack. Five minutes into their vacation, dude will be cursing because he forgot something important, and his wife will be like, “Here it is. I thought you’d need it, so I packed it, along with all of your underwear, socks, swimsuit, toothbrush, and deodorant because apparently you confused our family trip to Disney World with an overnight couple’s stay at a nudist colony. You’re welcome.”

Laugh it up, assholes. Without us, you’d be wearing the same underwear three days straight, including poolside.

Fucking right

This 👆

(Source: mominleggings)

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September 02, 2014

» hold up

lovelydeck:

pass-the-sass-please:

okay. I found this website that has a collection of people who made their prom outfits out of duct tape, yes, DUCT TAPE.

i meanimage

can we all just take a moment

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to appreciate all of the hard workimage

that must have gone into these outfits

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like damn, that is a lot of duct tape and dedication

good job guys

There is actually a competition run by duck tape for the best duck tape prom dress and suit. I believe the winner gets like a ton of scholarship money!

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September 02, 2014

» Each House Insulting Someone….

fezzesrcool25:

hogwarts-house-traits:

HUFFLEPUFF:

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RAVENCLAW:

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GRYFFINDOR:

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SLYTHERIN:

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the accuracy hurts.

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September 02, 2014

ultrafacts:

mskittycatmeow:

ultrafacts:

“Dammit I’m mad.

Evil is a deed as I live.

God, am I reviled? I rise, my bed on a sun, I melt.

To be not one man emanating is sad. I piss.

Alas, it is so late. Who stops to help?

Man, it is hot. I’m in it. I tell.

I am not a devil. I level “Mad Dog”.

Ah, say burning is, as a deified gulp,

In my halo of a mired rum tin.

I erase many men. Oh, to be man, a sin.

Is evil in a clam? In a trap?

No. It is open. On it I was stuck.

Rats peed on hope. Elsewhere dips a web.

Be still if I fill its ebb.

Ew, a spider… eh?

We sleep. Oh no!

Deep, stark cuts saw it in one position.

Part animal, can I live? Sin is a name.

Both, one… my names are in it.

Murder? I’m a fool.

A hymn I plug, deified as a sign in ruby ash,

A Goddam level I lived at.

On mail let it in. I’m it.

Oh, sit in ample hot spots. Oh wet!

A loss it is alas (sip). I’d assign it a name.

Name not one bottle minus an ode by me:

“Sir, I deliver. I’m a dog”

Evil is a deed as I live.

Dammit I’m mad.”

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eww a spider eh? 

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September 02, 2014

deanwasneversafe:

The fuck to do you mean for six year olds

(Source: funnyandhilarious)

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