Posted October 21, 2014 @ 20:42 VIA - SOURCE
Posted October 21, 2014 @ 20:41 VIA


okay but why don’t more people talk about Night at the Museum like


poc characters and people being portrayed by poc people


this movie is so good


and it has one of the funniest, best, most ridiculous friendships in movie history


and you have Robin Williams as Teddy Roosevelt I mean


and if all that didn’t convince you there’s also a t-Rex skeleton that plays fetch with one of its own ribs



Posted October 21, 2014 @ 20:39 VIA - SOURCE
Posted October 21, 2014 @ 20:36 VIA - SOURCE


U ever wish u were Mysterious but u can’t stop talking about urself

Posted October 21, 2014 @ 20:35 VIA - SOURCE
Posted October 21, 2014 @ 20:34 VIA - SOURCE




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?

Posted October 21, 2014 @ 20:29 VIA - SOURCE


lowering your music’s volume just to snoop on other peoples conversations

Posted October 21, 2014 @ 20:19 VIA - SOURCE




if ur hair covers ur boobs u have mermaid hair and u are a mermaid i dont make the rules

As a man with a hairy chest, I was very, very confused by this post for about ten seconds.

You are a mermaid, sir

Posted October 21, 2014 @ 12:22 VIA - SOURCE


katniss“Pity does not get you aid. Admiration at your refusal to give in does.”


Posted October 21, 2014 @ 04:59 VIA - SOURCE
Posted October 21, 2014 @ 04:58 VIA - SOURCE


we need a universal hand signal for “my parents don’t know about that”

Posted October 21, 2014 @ 04:58 VIA - SOURCE