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reitone:

reitone:

french people are so hardcore they eat pain for breakfast

this pun was wasted on you all

(Source: cis-phobia)

(Reblogged from buttermilk-thegoat)

andythanfiction:

note-a-bear:

graceebooks:

i know most people on tumblr are still high school or college-aged but what many of you don’t seem to understand is how unbelievably sophisticated your fluency in social justice discourse is; i was raised in a relatively progressive atmosphere from birth and went to nyc to study gender and sexuality at the age of 18 and i still didn’t have any conception of like half the stuff tumblr considers baseline knowledge for an acceptable human being until long after i graduated college

^^^^^

A reminder for when you’re dealing with us old fogies. This is kind of how a lot of us didn’t have cell phones until we were well into adulthood, it’s a whole different baseline, and we’re RE-learning what has always been your default.

(Reblogged from ladyofthelog)

spockhetti:

AU where 'friend' and 'boyfriend'/'girlfriend' are the same word. imagine how confusing that would be! you would tell somebody about your ‘friend’ but they literally wouldn’t know what you relationship is because……..

oh wait sorry this isn’t an AU. German, I was talking about German. Imagine German.

(Reblogged from maggieblueberry)

markovnikoving:

please read this excerpt from a linguistics textbook about a rich guy that decided to change the way english was spoken just because he liked it better, then continue to belligerently argue that it is “objectively incorrect” to refer to someone with singular they pronouns

"they isnt singular for a reason" no actually, nothing in language is ever for a reason ever, stop pretending this is in any way a valid or acceptable justification for enforcing gender binary language

also, aave. those excerpts of what english was like before lowth decided he was important enough to govern how a language “should” be spoken are very similar to aave today. those of us that dont speak aave are the ones that changed!

(fromkin and rodman, an introduction to language)

(Reblogged from maggieblueberry)

umnachtung:

quillusquillus:

eowyner:

do german snakes go ßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßßß

to be honest swiss don’t use ß when writing german so I automatically read that as a raspberry noise

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(Reblogged from maggieblueberry)

slickster46-ler:

This is the most perfect summary of the German language I’ve ever seen

(Source: vvant)

(Reblogged from bebinn)
τοῦτ᾽ αὐτὸ νῦν μου πρῶτ᾽ ἄκουσον ὡς ἐρῶ.

- from Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannus, predicting the future meme of “let me explain you a thing” (literally: “firstly, hear this thing itself from me, now, that I will say”)

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(Reblogged from cockleshells)

skepkitty:

bonsaifiasco:

skepkitty:

skepkitty:

skepkitty:

I JUST REALIZED THAT THE PLURAL OF BEEF IS BEEVES

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LOOK AT THIS

WAS I THE ONLY ONE WHO DIDNT KNOW ABOUT BEEVES

i just told my roommate this and he just got up and left the apartment, and didn’t come back right away so i went outside and he was just

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that is the face of a broken man

this is by far the best comment anyone has added to my text post

(Reblogged from shu-of-the-wind)

penaltybox:

IM JEALOUS OF COUNTRIES THAT TEACH LANGUAGES TO CHILDREN FROM A YOUNG AGE SO BY THE TIME THEYRE LIKE 18 THEYRE BILINGUAL . IN MY ELEVEN YEARS OF AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOLING I CAN NAME YOU LIKE 5 COLORS IN SPANISH

(Reblogged from buttermilk-thegoat)
  • spanish and italian: So THESE words are feminine and THESE words are masculine, and you ALWAYS put an adjective AFTER the noun.
  • french: haha i dont fuckin know man just do whatever
  • german: LET'S ADD A NEUTRAL NOUN HAHA
  • english: *shooting up in the bathroom*
  • gaelic: the pronounciation changes depending on the gender and what letter the word starts and ends with and hahah i dont even know good fucking luck
  • polish: here have all of these consonants have fun
  • japanese: subject article noun article verb. too bad there's three fucking alphabets lmao hope your first language isn't western
  • welsh: sneeze, and chances are you've got it right. idfk
  • chinese: here's a picture. draw it. it means something. it can be pronounced four different ways. these twenty other pictures are pronounced the same but have very different meanings. godspeed.
  • arabic: so here's this one word. it actually translates to three words. also pronouns don't really exist. the gender is all in the verb. have fun!
  • latin: here memorize 500 charts and then you still dont know what the fuck is happening
  • sign language: If you move this sign by a tenth of an inch, you'll be signing "penis"
  • russian: idk man its pronounced like its spelt but good fucking luck spelling it
  • Greek: so basically we're going to add 15 syllables to every word you know and assign it one of 3 genders at random. Also good luck figuring out where to put the accents you piece of shit
(Reblogged from maggieblueberry)