Monday, September 1, 2014

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.


ctrayn:

unsuccessfulmetalbenders:

i am so tired of seeing all of these relatable text posts pasted onto tv show screencaps i need summer to end so some of you dont have the free time to be doing stuff like this anymore

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heroandtheginger:

i want to be skinny and dainty but i also want to be able to punch through walls


Real Hacker vs Movie Hacker

  • real hacker: So you say you're gonna break into our local nuclear power plant? I really don't think that's possible
  • movie hacker: *types a few keystrokes* I'm in
  • real hacker: But the power plant's computers aren't even connected to the internet
  • movie hacker: I said I'm in. Now I'll cause a meltdown *types a few keystrokes* Done
  • real hacker: What do you mean done? There have to be many redundant safeguards in place to stop a meltdown. In any case, a meltdown would take time.
  • movie hacker: Want me to break into the CIA next?
  • real hacker: I don't even think you should attempt to...
  • movie hacker: *types a few keystrokes* Too late. I'm in

officialunitedstates:

also whats with people tagging me in their relatable posts?  do they follow me?  don’t they know I barely even reblog from my friends?  don’t they know this is an art blog.  don’t they know


dion-thesocialist:

Christian Bale is going to play Moses and where oh where are all the white people who are always so angry about race bending and historical accuracy??? Where are you??? Why are you not outraged??? I thought movies had to be historically accurate and races should never change from the source material???


neptunain:

my favorite band is the beatles. i also enjoy the taste of flour


bootydestroyer:

skylorde:

joshpeck:

kekoas-waves:

listen, Nickelodeon. If you wanna get your ratings back to an all time high, just make a series about Drake & Josh in college. Do it. Just fucking do it.

just fucking do it.

Drake said he wanted to film a new Drake and Josh movie but he would need more public support if that was to happen

well heres his public fuckin support

(Source: kekoa-ok)


perfectlydreadful:

White People: The Middle East is so barbaric. They’ll cut off a person’s hand just for stealing!

White People when an unarmed black kid is murdered by police in America: Yeah, but he shoplifted some cigarillos, so…


not-my-j0y-division:

tastefullyoffensive:

"Selfie with my new human." #nofilter #nomakeup #puglife [via]

This is the greatest photograph and tags combination I have ever seen, the joys of life.

not-my-j0y-division:

tastefullyoffensive:

"Selfie with my new human." #nofilter #nomakeup #puglife [via]

This is the greatest photograph and tags combination I have ever seen, the joys of life.


cheyennecheyenne:

kimmyameli:

He was too through with life.

it’s like, every time i want to believe that the bronx is not that wild…

blo:

some of u guys rly need this 

(Source: floweringplant)

(Source: ohgalahad)

assbutt-in-the-garrison:

spaceexp:

What it would look like if the Orion Nebula was a distance of 4 light years away.

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assbutt-in-the-garrison:

spaceexp:

What it would look like if the Orion Nebula was a distance of 4 light years away.

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