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Sep 04

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

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.

• Posted by: prettyboyshyflizzy Flizzy Mcguire • Found via: bridgetsnapdragon synchronicity on the sultry soothe of your day
timoni:

A Dead December, by Samantha Mash.

Dream girl.

timoni:

A Dead December, by Samantha Mash.

Dream girl.

• Posted by: timoni Department of Design • Found via: timoni Department of Design

(Source: partymanyeah)

• Posted by: partymanyeah partymanyeah • Found via: bridgetsnapdragon synchronicity on the sultry soothe of your day

typeworship:

Bike Badges

Collecting these would be a great hobby for someone interested in both type and bikes.

Self proclaimed ‘bike geek’ Jeffery Conner is certainly into the latter. A professor from Michigan, USA, Jeff’s been collecting bicycle head badges since 2000, starting with just three badges, his collection grew to over 800 in just 36 months. The slightly curved badges come from all over the world and Jeff has found almost every letter of the alphabet (he was just missing Q & X according to this article

“There are symbols of freedom and speed – with wings and birds abounding – and also a debt to heraldic animals (serpents, lions and eagles, in particular), with ideas of strength and precision also conveyed in the designs.”

Last year London design agency, Carter Wong, produced a book collecting some of their favourite badges as a self-initiated project.

Imaging one of these flying in front of your trusty wheels!

Always wanted a bike with a badge.

• Posted by: typeworship Type Worship • Found via: colinmford Colin M. Ford, Designer
Aug 31

skunkbear:

Have you heard of the mystery of the sailing stones? It’s not a Hardy Boys novel — it’s the strange phenomenon of rocks leaving zig-zagging tracks across Death Valley.

Well, they solved the mystery at last.

Image: Momatiuk - Eastcott/Corbis / Video: Jim Norris

A little bit of magic has left the world.

• Posted by: skunkbear Skunk Bear • Found via: bridgetsnapdragon synchronicity on the sultry soothe of your day
fuck-yeah-feminist:

You go, Lorena.

fuck-yeah-feminist:

You go, Lorena.

(Source: puriparadise)

• Posted by: puriparadise QUEENIE JUNIE • Found via: cleversimon hospitalville

(Source: best-of-memes)

• Posted by: best-of-memes First memes • Found via: bridgetsnapdragon synchronicity on the sultry soothe of your day

harharhar:

nevver:

Genesis, Sebastião Salgado

(jaw drops)

• Posted by: nevver this isn't happiness. • Found via: harharhar har har har
Aug 29
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Aug 22
• Posted by: naut1calbynature Nautical by Nature • Found via: bridgetsnapdragon synchronicity on the sultry soothe of your day

(Source: adammuto)

• Posted by: adammuto Tall Penguin • Found via: cleversimon hospitalville

thepegosaurus:

Sometimes I just feel inexplicably guilty for all the plants I’ve neglected to death. 

• Posted by: thepegosaurus Born Dangerous • Found via: gennibean Hi!
Aug 19

(Source: n1pslip)

• Posted by: n1pslip ٩◔‿◔۶ • Found via: j-86 Jacob
Aug 18
bigblueboo:

3-shaped-shape

bigblueboo:

3-shaped-shape

• Posted by: bigblueboo big blue boo • Found via: timoni Department of Design