WILL PEOPLE PLEASE STOP LECTURING ME ABOUT BIRDS

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

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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 know who you.

spooki:

why are ppl circulating a list of ~problematic~ shit jlaw has said….ppl are literal fucking garbage, i don’t care how much u hate a celebrity if they have their privacy violated like this u don’t start out saying “oh she’s sooo problematic but….” like no this doesn’t have anything 2 do w/ the shit she’s said and u don’t need to even bring it up as if some women are more deserving of a horrible privacy breech than others

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seabelle:

I can’t stand these fucking people with these fucking family window stickers on their cars a murderer is gonna come into your fucking house and you’re gonna try to hide your kids in the fucking closet and he’s gonna be like naw bitch I saw your fucking mini van I know you have six more kids where are they

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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

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.

Reblogging for the grammar/language lesson.

Not the misogynistic slur. 

xshe-hood-thox:

I hate a “send me a pic” ass nigga, a when I say I’m laying down he say “without me” ass nigga, can’t hold a convo but can talk about sex for hours ass nigga, ain’t tryna take you out but wanna chill ass nigga, “what are you wearing” ass nigga. Sick of these niggas

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auwa:

fiztheancient:

fireskink:

jacketlizard:

jetgreguar:

grandmasterflash:

tumblr you can keep your glorified nostalgia about the wild thornberries and tony hawk’s pro skater and getting to hold the flea-ridden stuffed lion during the d.a.r.e program and what have you because THIS right here.  now THIS was the essence of the 90s

YOU’LL CALL NOW

oh man it took me literally 2 seconds of this video to remember exactly how the rest of it went

I hated this commercial. Turns out I still hate it.

OH MY GOD THIS DAMN COMMERCIAL

I CAN’T FUCKING STOP LAUGHING its as awful as i remembered it

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHMYGOD

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angrychickpea:

i find it funny that “i like big butts” has always been a well-liked song, but as soon as Nicki Minaj samples it and shows off her amazing ass in a video, suddenly OH MY GOD WHAT A SLUT PUT THAT AWAY

like, it’s okay for a guy to talk about how much he loves butts
but it’s not okay for women to love their own butts

funny how that works

This is why I can’t 100% get behind criticizing women like Nicki Minaj and Beyonce for “pandering to the male gaze.” 

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riversongbadass-whovian-overload:

yo-dawg-nice:

doctor who more like doctor poo

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OWNED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LET’S SEE YOU TRY TO COME BACK FROM THAT ONE DOCTOR POO FANDOM

*Ahem*

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Okay so not only did you just diss my fandom, you also highly offended it. YOU ARE A BAG OF DICKS AND IM EXTREMELY CROSS WITH YOU FOR SHOWING SUCH DISRESPECT TO SOMETHING PEOPLE USE TO ESCAPE THE HARD SHIPS OF REAL LIFE.

Doctor Who isn’t just a TV show that people fangirl over to be annoying. We get involved in the characters so much so that we make costumes and write stories and create art and share it with people from the other side of the world. A lot of people get called nerd for it, but when we come home from being bullied and put down, those character are still there. Those people who love those characters the same way you do are still there and even if you’ve never met them or have different opinions on the show, whovians are there to support each other.

DONT FUCKING SAY IT WAS A CRAPPY SHOW BECAUSE YOUR SAYING THAT THING PEOPLE USE AS A SHIELD FROM FUCKING DICKWADS LIKE YOU IS INVALIDED AND OUR MAKING THEM VULNERABLE AND YOU CANT EXPECT TO NOT GET CALLED OUT ON YOUR SHIT!!

I’m not asking you to like or start watching the show. But please show some respect to those who pour their hearts out to these characters (creators and actors of the show included)

But you have to admit, these characters are fucking amazing and if you ever disrespect them again, I will come at you with fire and rage and the rest of the fucking Doctor Who fandom. image

And whovians, don’t listen to this asshole. Our fandom will always be amazing and we will always stick together. Hugs to all of you who were maddened by this.

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hedonisticparadise:

It just makes me so sad and angry that ted bundy is always depicted as “handsome, charismatic, intelligent and a promising student/republican” despite the fact that he murdered upwards of 36 women, but Michael Brown is being depicted as some thug who wasn’t deserving of life, simply because he’s black (despite him being the victim of a murder)
White people reach new levels of scumminess everyday.

(via lesbipocalypse)