Thursday, September 18, 2014

magic-disney:

shield-maiden-for-christ:

moistplinth03:

picture-of-sophisticated-grace:

No Sven, we're not going back. She's with her true love.
Best One Yet

I love these transitional gifs

BEST ONE YET

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

beyoncebeytwice:

is everything expensive or am i just poor

homophobias:

seeing food on my dash

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(Source: caughtshade)

it started out with a click

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how did it end up like this

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it was only a click

It was only a click.

(Source: 2boys1cup)

crewdlydrawn:

allthingslinguistic:

hyperboreanhapocanthosaurus:

So you know what I don’t get? Why people repeat words. (x)

Grammar time: it’s called “contrastive reduplication,” and it’s a form of intensification that is relatively common. Finnish does a very similar thing, and others use near-reduplication (rhyme-based) to intensify, like Hungarian (pici ‘tiny’, ici-pici ‘very tiny’).

Even the typologically-distant group of Bantu languages utilize reduplication in a strikingly similar fashion with nouns: Kinande oku-gulu ‘leg’, oku-gulu-gulu ‘a REAL leg’ (Downing 2001, includes more with verbal reduplication as well).

I suppose the difficult aspect of English reduplication is not through this particular type, but the fact that it utilizes many other types of reduplication: baby talk (choo-choo, no-no), rhyming (teeny-weeny, super-duper), and the ever-famous “shm” reduplication: fancy-schmancy (a way of denying the claim that something is fancy).

screams my professor was trying to find an example of reduplication so the next class he came back and said “I FOUND REDUPLICATION IN ENGLISH” and then he said “Milk milk” and everyone was just “what?” and he said “you know when you go to a coffee shop and they ask if you want soy milk and you say ‘no i want milk milk’” and everyone just had this collective sigh of understanding.

Another name for this particular construction is contrastive focus reduplication, and there’s a famous linguistics paper about it which is commonly known as the Salad Salad Paper. You know, because if you want to make it clear that you’re not talking about pasta salad or potato salad, you might call it “salad salad”. The repetition indicates that you’re intending the most prototypical meaning of the word, like green salad or cow’s milk, even though other things can be considered types of salad or milk. 

Can I make love to this post?… Is that a thing that’s possible?

(Source: gifmethat)

mewmii:

pistachiozombie:

The adventures of me wearing my graphic tees/dresses that have to do with video games or shows while working at Hot Topic. True story today.

Guys, stop doing this. It makes you 20000000 times less likely to pick up a girl. Stop “checking” us and let us love our things. 

let someone do that to me

lalondes:

it’s not bad or selfish or wrong to desire attention and love when you are feeling ill and upset. sometimes, you need other people to keep you afloat. that’s okay. you are not a burden. being needy is not a bad thing. you deserve to be cared for. it’s okay to ask for help.

(Source: scenicroutes)

kricketot:

*favorite character dies*

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(Source: cishetmoved)

In the spirit of Halloween, what type of monster could you see me as?

(Source: monacomonoikos)

kemikalkat:

davidbennettinplacesheshouldntbe:

my mom got a bunch of nerds from school because she’s a teacher and she’s letting me eat them

kelsey this could have been worded better

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

onlinepunk:

Do u ever hate an entire subset of ppl so much

undeadthug:

wherewentz:

2007 was so important

ok but real question. Is that sky ferreira to the right of zac? 

undeadthug:

wherewentz:

2007 was so important

ok but real question. Is that sky ferreira to the right of zac? 

(Source: hawkeyesanddolls)

notmargaery:

*university voice* unfortunately… we have too much money… so we have to raise tuition so we can build a place to keep all the other money in… so sorry unavoidable

If I don’t reply or I take ages to

  • It’s drafted
  • My mood doesn’t fit
  • I’m trying to equal your perfection
  • I’m braindead
  • I lost the reply
  • I’m easily distracted by something else
  • All/some of the above