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Posted on 2nd Sep at 9:29 AM, with 116,440 notes
livingbetweenseconds:

well it started out inspirational
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livingbetweenseconds:

well it started out inspirational

Posted on 2nd Sep at 9:25 AM, with 57,429 notes
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

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.

Posted on 2nd Sep at 9:18 AM, with 354,464 notes
faintlyfreckled:

little-howie-lovecraft:

awkwardrabbit:

Idk why I laughed but omg

SOMEDAY WHEN I AM A FATHER

say lightly fried fish fillets one more time dad

faintlyfreckled:

little-howie-lovecraft:

awkwardrabbit:

Idk why I laughed but omg

SOMEDAY WHEN I AM A FATHER

say lightly fried fish fillets one more time dad

Posted on 2nd Sep at 9:17 AM, with 221,990 notes

crocker-incorporated:

Finding a new friend

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Slowly developing a crush on them

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Posted on 2nd Sep at 9:17 AM, with 102,110 notes

sluttiestkitten:

all girls are fucking beautiful and if you try to make them feel like they aren’t because they have fuzzy legs or chubby bellies fuck you

Posted on 2nd Sep at 9:16 AM, with 208 notes

aconnormanning:

Observing society, it’s clear that one of the worst things a guy can be is “like a girl.” Spoiler alert: that’s super crazy messed up. Let’s talk about that.

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