I want this written across my ceiling.
I want this written across my ceiling.
i love seeing girls close ranks when their fella is cheating, instead of defending him and attacking the other girls. like seriously. it warms my cold, cold heart so much.
i need the rest of this story, where did you put the body
People have offered many potential explanations for this discrepancy, but this ad highlights the importance of the social cues that push girls away from math and science in their earliest childhood years.
This is so important. Girls pay attention. Boys, if you are a brother, father, cousin of a girl, pay attention.
This is CRITICAL
for those not in the know, night witches were russian lady bombers who bombed the shit out of german lines in WW2. Thing is though, they had the oldest, noisiest, crappest planes in the entire world. The engines used to conk out halfway through their missions, so they had to climb out on the wings mid flight to restart the props. the planes were also so noisy that to stop germans from hearing them combing and starting up their anti aircraft guns, they’d climb up to a certain height, coast down to german positions, drop their bombs, restart their engines in midair, and get the fuck out of dodge.
their leader flew over 200 missions and was never captured.
how the fuck is this not taught in every single history class ever
girl pilots (◕‿◕✿)
girl pilots killing nazis ✧･ﾟ: *✧･ﾟ:* \(◕ヮ◕✿)/ *:･ﾟ✧*:･ﾟ✧
But, remember, women never did anything in history.
I’m reblogging this again. Always reblogging. Always
Smoke ONE CIGARETTE and everything you wear smells like smoke. What even.
On one hand, I’m annoyed. On the other hand, it reminds me so much of France that I keep getting nostalgic happy feels.
(this is what I get for bringing back a pack from France. weird nostalgic addictive urges and the the worst vice possible for a medical student. thank goodness I only brought one pack.)
—on retrospection it was probably more the overwhelming feeling of being sad and lonely that gave me the urge, rather than nostalgia. but, well. what’s done is done.
Maybe it’s a bit childish, but I wish I wouldn’t feel lonely. It sucks and it is so distracting. I wish I could be happy just alone and studying.
See the full footage here: Winston (kitty) takes care of Zeke (puppy)
"Zeke just got home from the vet — being allergic to certain grasses, he broke out in hives and they gave him steroid and benadryl shots. This is Winston, loving and taking care of him"
A cats purr vibrates at a frequency that promotes bone health and aids in healing. So the kitty is probably trying to purr him better.
This specifically refers to a hand striking the side of a person’s face, tells quite a different story when placed in it’s proper historical context. In Jesus’s time, striking someone of a lower class ( a servant) with the back of the hand was used to assert authority and dominance. If the persecuted person “turned the other cheek,” the discipliner was faced with a dilemma. The left hand was used for unclean purposes, so a back-hand strike on the opposite cheek would not be performed. Another alternative would be a slap with the open hand as a challenge or to punch the person, but this was seen as a statement of equality. Thus, by turning the other cheek the persecuted was in effect putting an end to the behavior or if the slapping continued the person would lawfully be deemed equal and have to be released as a servant/slave.
THAT makes a lot more sense, now, thank you.
I can attest to the original poster’s comments. A few years back I took an intensive seminar on faith-based progressive activism, and we spent an entire unit discussing how many of Jesus’ instructions and stories were performative protests designed to shed light on and ridicule the oppressions of that time period as a way to emphasize the absurdity of the social hierarchy and give people the will and motivation to make changes for a more free and equal society.
For example, the next verse (Matthew 5:40) states “And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well.” In that time period, men traditionally wore a shirt and a coat-like garment as their daily wear. To sue someone for their shirt was to put them in their place - suing was generally only performed to take care of outstanding debts, and to be sued for one’s shirt meant that the person was so destitute the only valuable thing they could repay with was their own clothing. However, many cultures at that time (including Hebrew peoples) had prohibitions bordering on taboo against public nudity, so for a sued man to surrender both his shirt and his coat was to turn the system on its head and symbolically state, in a very public forum, that “I have no money with which to repay this person, but they are so insistent on taking advantage of my poverty that I am leaving this hearing buck-ass naked. His greed is the cause of a shameful public spectacle.”
All of a sudden an action of power (suing someone for their shirt) becomes a powerful symbol of subversion and mockery, as the suing patron either accepts the coat (and therefore full responsibility as the cause of the other man’s shameful display) or desperately chases the protester around trying to return his clothes to him, making a fool of himself in front of his peers and the entire gathered community.
Additionally, the next verse (Matthew 5:41; “If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.”) was a big middle finger to the Romans who had taken over Judea and were not seen as legitimate authority by the majority of the population there. Roman law stated that a centurion on the march could require a Jew (and possibly other civilians as well, although I don’t remember explicitly) to carry his pack at any time and for any reason for one mile along the road (and because of the importance of the Roman highway system in maintaining rule over the expansive empire, the roads tended to be very well ordered and marked), however hecould not require any service beyond the next mile marker. For a Jewish civilian to carry a centurion’s pack for an entire second mile was a way to subvert the authority of the occupying forces. If the civilian wouldn’t give the pack back at the end of the first mile, the centurion would either have to forcibly take it back or report the civilian to his commanding officer (both of which would result in discipline being taken against the soldier for breaking Roman law) or wait until the civilian volunteered to return the pack, giving the Judean native implicit power over the occupying Roman and completely subverting the power structure of the Empire. Can you imagine how demoralizing that must have been for the highly ordered Roman armies that patrolled the region?
Jesus was a pacifist, but his teachings were in no way passive. There’s a reason he was practically considered a terrorist by the reigning powers, and it wasn’t because he healed the sick and fed the hungry.
Was taking random pictures of my mother and this came out…pretty terrifying
your mother communes with the mother of death
because Jesus is black
I feel like she’s going to eat my soul in that last gif. Fighting the urge to cower…
Audience have just been captivated by this chemistry [Sherlock and John], I think, particularly between Benedict and Martin. Can you talk a little bit about working with the pair of them and what you think make their bond on screen so very special? [x]
The Eddie Izzard Doctrine
i. love. him. I love the deadpan delivery and the (0)__(0) kind of topics he picks sometimes and I loveeeeeeee that he’s wearing a qipao.
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
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.
learning about language rocks forrreals
Linguistic side of tumblr!
AAVE or whatever you want to call it, is absolutely fascinating.
re beloved-falling and yo tags , it was called Ebonics, which is derived from ebony and phonics, but not widely until a school board decided to declare that its black students didn’t speak English, but rather Ebonics, and it’s African American Vernacular in academia, apparently, but mostly because (I think) Ebonics is seen as a derogatory term whereas AAVE is less so. UGH SO INTERESTING
(Also ok I just started learning Russian and this is MEGA COOL because Russian and Standard English grammar are fairly similar, but if you used AAVE grammar it would be EVEN CLOSER ugh so cool.)
Also I think gnaseous would like the prescriptivism smackdown
whalenotpetunias, you’re absolutely right. Ebonics is a derogatory term, at least in most cases, as it’s use to describe “black people speaking English” and doesn’t reflect the fact that this variety of English is its own dialect. Academically, it’s referred to as both African American Vernacular English (AAVE) and Black English Vernacular (BEV).
Also, this is a very specific type of copula deletion which provides an aspectual distinction that we can’t make in most standard varities of English: the habitual be. Deleting the copula makes the action non-habitual, while keeping it makes it habitual.
- She late. == She is late (but usually she isn’t).
- She be late. == She’s always late.
- The truck leakin’ oil. == The truck is leaking oil (but it usually doesn’t).
- The truck be leakin’ oil. == The truck always leaks oil.
When will people realize that speaking differently doesn’t mean speaking incorrectly? Saying that someone who speaks BEV speaks English incorrectly is like saying that Spanish monolinguals speak English incorrectly when they’re speaking Spanish. They aren’t the same variety, so why are you comparing them?
Cool, I didn’t know that about the habitual actions in AAVE.
this was so interesting to learn, thank you so much!!