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robotlyra:

Today on the MBTA, someone called 911 over a lady puking on the subway, claiming she was from Liberia and had Ebola. After they had stopped train service on the Orange line, and escorted her away with a horde of cops and medical responders, it was finally established that she was actually of Haitian descent.

The Ebola epidemic is going to spin off into full-on hypochondriac racism really fast, mark my words.

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Petition for Smith College to Include Trans Women

This was going around on Twitter. I signed it.

Please consider signing the petition to show support for trans women to attend Smith regardless of the oppressive paperwork/records policies that may be in place in their high schools/etc.

If you happen to be someone who attends/attended Smith, please consider sending a personal message in support of trans women to the board or contact the advocacy group attached to this petition.

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Completely out of context crop of the week.

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jazzypizzaz:

nadiacreek replied to your post:Maybe I should get a hamster

You should get one of those worstcats.

PROS
Roommate probably not allergic
No brushing
No vacuuming up hairs

CONS
Worst cat
Bits of straw will stick to it
Does it need to be oiled daily?
Inferior to all other cats

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seananmcguire:

retrogradeworks:

Uh… I was playing myself in the Sims.

I’M GONNA BE THE VERY BEST LIKE NO ONE EVER WAS.
I am totally cool with being ten years old again if it means I get actual Pokemon.

New Female Thor in Marvel Puzzle Quest!
Um. It was a three person team, though, so…Classic Storm, Thor, and…um…Devil Dinosaur.
…not gonna lie, little worried about that last one. I mean, have you priced Sleep Number beds in “Jurassic Extended Queen” size?

I played a hover tank.

My lover is a dragon with neon green fur.

fenmere:

ursulavernon:

seananmcguire:

retrogradeworks:

Uh… I was playing myself in the Sims.

I’M GONNA BE THE VERY BEST LIKE NO ONE EVER WAS.

I am totally cool with being ten years old again if it means I get actual Pokemon.

New Female Thor in Marvel Puzzle Quest!

Um. It was a three person team, though, so…Classic Storm, Thor, and…um…Devil Dinosaur.

…not gonna lie, little worried about that last one. I mean, have you priced Sleep Number beds in “Jurassic Extended Queen” size?

I played a hover tank.

My lover is a dragon with neon green fur.

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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?

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rubyetc:

universal truths 

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<3 to all the trans people I know, none of you are “doing it wrong”. :)

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Leonardo DiCaprio gets attacked by a penguin during a trip to the Arctic in 2006

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Insan Jaag Utha (1959)

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