cogito-ergo-amo:

What happens at Skeleton Rave stays at Skeleton Rave

Well, it’s not like you were hard to miss, Skeleton in a Bro Tank.

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wnyc:

Happy National Poetry Month from this first grader:

We did the soft wind.
We danst slowly. We swrld aroned.
We danst soft.
We lisin to the mozik.
We danst to the mozik.
We made personal space.

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desbaratado-el-grito:

Artist Maxime Mary created a Little Golden Books-style book jacket and one interior page showcasing characters from the popular crime TV series. The other artists behind the “Little Golden Tales” exhibit contributed pieces based on Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who, and more.

Oof. It breaks my wee heart to see that Jesse finally got an A+ from Mr. White. desbaratado-el-grito:

Artist Maxime Mary created a Little Golden Books-style book jacket and one interior page showcasing characters from the popular crime TV series. The other artists behind the “Little Golden Tales” exhibit contributed pieces based on Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who, and more.

Oof. It breaks my wee heart to see that Jesse finally got an A+ from Mr. White.

desbaratado-el-grito:

Artist Maxime Mary created a Little Golden Books-style book jacket and one interior page showcasing characters from the popular crime TV series. The other artists behind the “Little Golden Tales” exhibit contributed pieces based on Lord of the RingsDoctor Who, and more.

Oof. It breaks my wee heart to see that Jesse finally got an A+ from Mr. White.

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doloresjaneumbridge:

Some snaps from my Harry Potter Reread - Part 1 [Part 2]


Even the reread is classic. doloresjaneumbridge:

Some snaps from my Harry Potter Reread - Part 1 [Part 2]


Even the reread is classic. doloresjaneumbridge:

Some snaps from my Harry Potter Reread - Part 1 [Part 2]


Even the reread is classic. doloresjaneumbridge:

Some snaps from my Harry Potter Reread - Part 1 [Part 2]


Even the reread is classic. doloresjaneumbridge:

Some snaps from my Harry Potter Reread - Part 1 [Part 2]


Even the reread is classic. doloresjaneumbridge:

Some snaps from my Harry Potter Reread - Part 1 [Part 2]


Even the reread is classic. doloresjaneumbridge:

Some snaps from my Harry Potter Reread - Part 1 [Part 2]


Even the reread is classic. doloresjaneumbridge:

Some snaps from my Harry Potter Reread - Part 1 [Part 2]


Even the reread is classic. doloresjaneumbridge:

Some snaps from my Harry Potter Reread - Part 1 [Part 2]


Even the reread is classic. doloresjaneumbridge:

Some snaps from my Harry Potter Reread - Part 1 [Part 2]


Even the reread is classic.
poetrysince1912:

Ana Castillo rides a Poetry Cab!
See her read next Wednesday at Poetry Foundation in “Poetry off the Shelf: Ana Castillo, Cristina Correa, & Paul Martínez Pompa”
Sept 17, 7 PM, 61 West Superior St

Here we see poetry propelling a car. Good for you, poetry! poetrysince1912:

Ana Castillo rides a Poetry Cab!
See her read next Wednesday at Poetry Foundation in “Poetry off the Shelf: Ana Castillo, Cristina Correa, & Paul Martínez Pompa”
Sept 17, 7 PM, 61 West Superior St

Here we see poetry propelling a car. Good for you, poetry!

poetrysince1912:

Ana Castillo rides a Poetry Cab!

See her read next Wednesday at Poetry Foundation in “Poetry off the Shelf: Ana Castillo, Cristina Correa, & Paul Martínez Pompa

Sept 17, 7 PM, 61 West Superior St

Here we see poetry propelling a car. Good for you, poetry!

part2of3:


Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle
part one: Truth Justice and the American Way

girls have been reading comics even since the 1940’s
so i’m tired of these “fake geek girl” arguments.
and i’m tired of people saying that comics are finally reaching a female audience, as if it hasn’t always been that way.

Comics are excellent. 10/10 would read them throughout childhood again. part2of3:


Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle
part one: Truth Justice and the American Way

girls have been reading comics even since the 1940’s
so i’m tired of these “fake geek girl” arguments.
and i’m tired of people saying that comics are finally reaching a female audience, as if it hasn’t always been that way.

Comics are excellent. 10/10 would read them throughout childhood again. part2of3:


Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle
part one: Truth Justice and the American Way

girls have been reading comics even since the 1940’s
so i’m tired of these “fake geek girl” arguments.
and i’m tired of people saying that comics are finally reaching a female audience, as if it hasn’t always been that way.

Comics are excellent. 10/10 would read them throughout childhood again. part2of3:


Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle
part one: Truth Justice and the American Way

girls have been reading comics even since the 1940’s
so i’m tired of these “fake geek girl” arguments.
and i’m tired of people saying that comics are finally reaching a female audience, as if it hasn’t always been that way.

Comics are excellent. 10/10 would read them throughout childhood again.

part2of3:

Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle

part one: Truth Justice and the American Way

girls have been reading comics even since the 1940’s

so i’m tired of these “fake geek girl” arguments.

and i’m tired of people saying that comics are finally reaching a female audience, as if it hasn’t always been that way.

Comics are excellent. 10/10 would read them throughout childhood again.

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HARRY POTTER SPELLS: a summary 

Your handy how-to guide when you just can’t remember what spell will turn down the volume on your neighbor’s tuba practicing. 
HARRY POTTER SPELLS: a summary 

Your handy how-to guide when you just can’t remember what spell will turn down the volume on your neighbor’s tuba practicing. 
HARRY POTTER SPELLS: a summary 

Your handy how-to guide when you just can’t remember what spell will turn down the volume on your neighbor’s tuba practicing. 
HARRY POTTER SPELLS: a summary 

Your handy how-to guide when you just can’t remember what spell will turn down the volume on your neighbor’s tuba practicing.
HARRY POTTER SPELLS: a summary

Your handy how-to guide when you just can’t remember what spell will turn down the volume on your neighbor’s tuba practicing.

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thegetty:

Happy International Literacy Day!

A young Virgin Mary learns to read with the help of her mother in this illuminated completed in 1440.

Saint Anne Teaching the Virgin to Read, about 1430 - 1440, Master of Sir John Fastolf. J. Paul Getty Museum.

I like to think that this one’s in God’s family photo album.
"Oh, look at that! It’s our little Blessed Mary, learning to read. Whatta pumpkin."

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Q

Anonymous asked:

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

A

edwardspoonhands:

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.

I love linguistics! 

Words and linguistics, you guys! Or, why a “blaccent” doesn’t imply a lack of education.