In which I talk about a book by talking about something that’s completely unrelated. I might write a better book report later xD or I might not!
Practice with Pronouns is a site that lets you practise subject, object, possessive, and reflexive forms of English third person pronouns. It comes with a few of the most common options, but you can also fill in whatever pronouns you like. Useful for both English learners and people wanting to practise using nonbinary pronouns.
As if it couldn’t get any more delightful, it often uses quotes from Welcome to Night Vale in the practice sentences, which is definitely far more entertaining than See Spot Run. The feedback sentences are also very cute.
(Hm, I’m pretty sure the second blank in that screenshot should have said “xyr”, in retrospect.)
alljustletters replied to your post “If you use the word praxis and you are not either: talking about…”ok what does praxis mean/connote in english? because in german it’s just the counterpart to “theory” and very often used.
It is used medically to mean a sort of… brain planning thing that affects executive functions and motor control (dyspraxia is a condition where this is impaired, hence the name. It is also impaired in autistic people, people with Fragile X syndrome and various other conditions.)
But in a political context, it means “actions to bring about revolution.” Usually these actions are
- Being a jerk on the internet
- Yelling at people for giving money to charity
- Yelling at people for boycotting things
- Yelling at people for voting
- Yelling at people for trying to make the world better incrementally
No doubt some kind and sincere people sometimes use the word praxis, actually believe that revolutions make the world better in the long run and are doing actual things to bring about revolutions, but I ain’t seen it.
I got ‘praxis’ from Neal Stephenson’s Anathem, where it more or less means “science”, with a little bit of it showing up in anthropology, and… use it as the counterpart to “theory.” (Also I was briefly flirting with an “orthopraxic” religion as opposed to orthodoxic: right practice, not right belief.) In fact I had no knowledge of this other, apparently terrible use. darnit, people, stop messing up words I like by being jerks
Wait a minute…
I have been laughing at this for hours now…
So, true story. The woman in this photo is Kendra Kaplan. Her husband was in Iraq for twelve months but the military has this thing called leave. Some of us may recognize the concept from old episodes of Star Trek. In this photo she is five months pregnant after conceiving her second child during her husband’s leave. That envelope in her hand is the ultrasound results. She waited for him to come home to find out if it was a girl or a boy.
There’s been several articles about it.The photo resulted in this woman receiving so much hate mail, from both internet cut-ups and the actual media, that she even took a paternity test and provided proof of her husband’s leave schedule. Her real life friends have stopped talking to her over these rumors.
Oh, and by the way, that baby bump is a two year old by now. People are still shitting on this woman over a nasty internet meme two years later.
So in short, you’re mocking a faithful wife for something that isn’t any of our damn business anyway and has long since been disproven.
Good job Internet.
Thank you for this!
Finally a rebloggable version of this idiotic post.
There’s always more to the story.