curlicuecal:


curlicuecal:
Games with English: insert the word “only” anywhere into the above sentence and consider how the placement changes meaning.

Oh, gosh, people have been posting these with translations into different languages and discussions of why they do or don’t work and it is so cool.  (I mean, assuming you are a rabid word geek like me.)
I thought I’d take the time to compile them into a masterpost.  Lots of text so I put it under a cut. 
(If you wanna do another language drop me an ask and I’ll add it to the post.)
Language (correct/total):
Dutch (7/8)Norwegian (7/8)Portuguese (7/7?)Hungarian (2/5)Finnish (8/8)Mandarin Chinese (5/8)German (5.5/8)Estonian (6/7)Spanish (4/7)Australian (pffft hahaha! this was beautiful.)
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curlicuecal:

curlicuecal:

Games with English: insert the word “only” anywhere into the above sentence and consider how the placement changes meaning.

Oh, gosh, people have been posting these with translations into different languages and discussions of why they do or don’t work and it is so cool.  (I mean, assuming you are a rabid word geek like me.)

I thought I’d take the time to compile them into a masterpost.  Lots of text so I put it under a cut. 

(If you wanna do another language drop me an ask and I’ll add it to the post.)

Language (correct/total):

Dutch (7/8)
Norwegian (7/8)
Portuguese (7/7?)
Hungarian (2/5)
Finnish (8/8)
Mandarin Chinese (5/8)
German (5.5/8)
Estonian (6/7)
Spanish (4/7)
Australian (pffft hahaha! this was beautiful.)

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Am I the only one who remembers how relentlessly badass B.Y.O.B. was?

dion-thesocialist:

BLAST OFF!

[slam dances]

IT’S PARTY TIME!

[moshes]

AND WE ALL LIVE IN A FASCIST NATION!

[accidentally elbow your friend in the rib]

BLAST OFF!

[purposely punch your friend in the dick]

IT’S PARTY TIME!

[scream in a child’s ear]

AND WHERE THE FUCK ARE YOU?

[call your grandma and…

A linguist walks into a bar

allthingslinguistic:

blood-and-vitriol:

notallwugs:

Two scientists walk into a bar:

"I’ll have an H2O."

"I’ll have an H2O, too."

The bartender gives them both water because he is able to distinguish the boundary tones that dictate the grammatical function of homonyms in coda…

huffposttaste:

This is how the rest of the world eats corn.

It’s funny, because even though corn is a huge product of the United States, it has this really strong association with South/Central America for me. I picture the little carts of elote sold on the corners and markets in Hispanic areas when I think of how people eat corn. I guess what I’m saying is that I find it weird to think about people in Asia and Europe eating corn, but it’s pretty cool too. Globalization!
(Anyone out there ever had anything like any of these recipes? This looks more fancy than representative to me. But delicious.)

huffposttaste:

This is how the rest of the world eats corn.

It’s funny, because even though corn is a huge product of the United States, it has this really strong association with South/Central America for me. I picture the little carts of elote sold on the corners and markets in Hispanic areas when I think of how people eat corn. I guess what I’m saying is that I find it weird to think about people in Asia and Europe eating corn, but it’s pretty cool too. Globalization!

(Anyone out there ever had anything like any of these recipes? This looks more fancy than representative to me. But delicious.)

5000letters:

i find it so incredibly attractive when someone is really good at something, like you can play the violin? damn son. you’re a really talented dj? good for you! i don’t care if you talk to me about quantum physics for an hour straight if i can see the passion in you at some point in that hour i’ll think “whoa, this is really hot.” 

To my dear non-Mexican Latinxs

lovingcritically:

pissandra:

When someone says a racist comment to you and uses the term “Mexican”

Your first response should NOT be

"I am not Mexican".

I have feelings about this.

On the one hand, yes a lot of times the visceral reaction that accompanies “I am not Mexican”…

If someone says a racist comment to you because you look Hispanic, tear that bitch to shreds if you can, or get out. Respectability politics are a game that no one wins except for the person who gets to set the rules, and throwing Mexicans under the bus to try and look better is scummy as hell.

But there’s also this angry jerk that you get when you’re misidentified, like someone has called you by the wrong name, and the desire to correct it is weirdly urgent. I’m El Salvadorian on one side, Guatemalan on the other and I once had the extreme joy of arguing with an idiot who was sure that Guatemala isn’t a real country. Estadounidense fool tried to tell me that Guatemala is part of Mexico and he was so damn sure he was right. 

"I’m not Mexican" is something I say angrily not because I have anything against Mexico, but because I’m trying to assert that I exist. 

where is my master and margarita and revolutionary girl utena crossover

anthy and margarita would have so much to talk about

brokenponycutiemark:

assassinregrets:

assassinregrets:

NO

ONE

SWEATS LIKE WILL GRAHAM

HAS MORE PETS THAN WILL GRAHAM

NO ONE OUTLINES MORE CHALK SILHOUETTES THAN WILL GRAHAM

"I USE ANTLERS IN ALL MY INVESTIGATING"

OH WHAT A GUY WILL GRAHAM

NO ONE DREAMS LIKE WILL GRAHAM

CHOKES BACK SCREAMS LIKE WILL GRAHAM

NO ONE’S COMING APART AT THE SEAMS LIKE WILL GRAHAM

"I’M ESPECIALLY GOOD AT HALLUCINATING"

OH WHAT A GUY WILL GRAHAM

HEY NBCHANNIBAL!

(Source: exxclusivepants)

xxxshakespearexxx:

Fan Bing Bing  范冰冰

flyartproductions:

Jesus: Still me, till these muthafuckaz kill me
The Incredulity of Saint Thomas (details) (c.1620), Bernardo Strozzi / Point the Finga, 2Pac

flyartproductions:

Jesus: Still me, till these muthafuckaz kill me

The Incredulity of Saint Thomas (details) (c.1620), Bernardo Strozzi / Point the Finga, 2Pac