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cakeandrevolution:

sadboosexual:

theyuniversity:

It’s good to know that we weren’t the only ones driven crazy by people who “axe” questions.

Okay, see, we talked about this linguisitic phenomenon in my grammar class. I don’t remember what it’s called, but it happens with other words, too - my professor used an example of “uncomfortable.” When you say it out loud, most likely, it sounds more like “un-comf-ter-ble,” thus mixing up the position of the r and the t, like how the k and the s are mixed in this speech pattern. However, not many people are out here acting high and mighty because someone said “uncomfterble” like they are with “ax,” and that has absolutely everything to do with academic biases - because “ax” is associated mostly with Black people (and occasionally lower-class whites), it’s viewed as “improper” speech, whereas most people, even middle & upper class white people who are thought to speak the most ~proper~ version of English, say “uncomfterble.”
And a quick Google search yields that even Chaucer used “axe” to mean “ask” within his writing. (Source) (Source)
tl;dr actually caring about whether someone says “ask” ~”correctly”~~ is rooted in racist & classist biases of language so, consider, not. 

Most linguistic pedantry is inherently racist in nature.

cakeandrevolution:

sadboosexual:

theyuniversity:

It’s good to know that we weren’t the only ones driven crazy by people who “axe” questions.

Okay, see, we talked about this linguisitic phenomenon in my grammar class. I don’t remember what it’s called, but it happens with other words, too - my professor used an example of “uncomfortable.” When you say it out loud, most likely, it sounds more like “un-comf-ter-ble,” thus mixing up the position of the r and the t, like how the k and the s are mixed in this speech pattern. However, not many people are out here acting high and mighty because someone said “uncomfterble” like they are with “ax,” and that has absolutely everything to do with academic biases - because “ax” is associated mostly with Black people (and occasionally lower-class whites), it’s viewed as “improper” speech, whereas most people, even middle & upper class white people who are thought to speak the most ~proper~ version of English, say “uncomfterble.”

And a quick Google search yields that even Chaucer used “axe” to mean “ask” within his writing. (Source) (Source)

tl;dr actually caring about whether someone says “ask” ~”correctly”~~ is rooted in racist & classist biases of language so, consider, not. 

Most linguistic pedantry is inherently racist in nature.

(Source: zay4ik)

sevenvalencia:

Coco Chanel elegance got nothing on Marilyn Mantis

sevenvalencia:

Coco Chanel elegance got nothing on Marilyn Mantis

schlurb:


Is it Art?, 2014
Dyl Moss (schlurb)
V I R T U A L C E N T U R Y 
(my contribution to bruno blackburka/bcgs zine!)

schlurb:

Is it Art?, 2014

Dyl Moss (schlurb)

V I R T U A L C E N T U R Y 

(my contribution to bruno blackburka/bcgs zine!)

mlysza:

sketchbook part 6

other-worlds:

bheidh:

a reality check that’s a blow to the solar plexis

SEE ALSO: why i’m crumbling under the weight of prolonged loneliness for fear of letting anyone in again & repeating this

[via]

See also disabled kids and parents.
A lot a lot a lot of parents are perfectly acceptable parents until they have disabled children. They start to blame us for shit and say we deserve what they give us. my mom was a decent mother until she had me.

i hardly ever see campaigns like this.

fleurdulys:

Thinking of a Grave, Ode to Bocklin - Victor Muller
2007

fleurdulys:

Thinking of a Grave, Ode to Bocklin - Victor Muller

2007

unclefather:

thelilnan:

darylfranz:

【画像】 カニvsワニ! カニの勝利! - ゴールデンタイムズ

i’m sure people know this, but for those of you who don’t, alligators and crocodiles (this is a gator) have some of the most powerful jaws on earth—if they’re biting down. their muscles are made to clamp and hold while its body twists, taking down its prey and (typically) drowning it. however, they have next to no opening power, meaning this crab’s claw has rendered this gator almost powerless

"shhh stop talking"

unclefather:

thelilnan:

darylfranz:

【画像】 カニvsワニ! カニの勝利! - ゴールデンタイムズ

i’m sure people know this, but for those of you who don’t, alligators and crocodiles (this is a gator) have some of the most powerful jaws on earth—if they’re biting down. their muscles are made to clamp and hold while its body twists, taking down its prey and (typically) drowning it. however, they have next to no opening power, meaning this crab’s claw has rendered this gator almost powerless

"shhh stop talking"

(Source: ahredakar)

remikanazi:

"But there are two sides!" Yes, occupier and occupied. Oppressor and oppressed. Those implementing a system of domination and those forced to live under it.

Catcalling is not sweet or empowering. It’s harassment, with potentially deadly consequences.
mangotrash:

pinky undertones

mangotrash:

pinky undertones

does anyone go to a university in Munich? recommendations?

destronomics:

The Skyler White EffectThe cognitive dissonance that happens when a female character is presented by the narrative as absolutely correct in their judgment of a male character, and yet the viewers assume she’s the bitch.

destronomics:

The Skyler White Effect
The cognitive dissonance that happens when a female character is presented by the narrative as absolutely correct in their judgment of a male character, and yet the viewers assume she’s the bitch.