In Defense of Not Liking Things
codenamepancake: Friends, there are some things the world simply expects us to like. Off the top of my head: strawberries, french fries, pizza, the Beatles, the Harry Potter books, the original Star Wars trilogy, the first Indiana Jones movie, rock n roll, watching TV, alcohol, the Harry Potter movies, God, sex, cake, and democracy. Specifics vary from place to place, of course. The above is...
Linguist game, or Linguist self-torture:
allthingslinguistic: ieithoedd: Find a GIF with ~1000+ notes that has something spelled or punctuated “incorrectly”. Look through the notes (starting from the most recent) and see how long it takes to get to an angry reblog “correcting” the “mistake”. If you can get to the bottom without seeing a single angry reblog—YOU WIN! This game, it sounds okay. But this wug gif, it is awesome. ...
If this gets 200k notes by the time I graduate...
brad0-the-turtle: thorsarmy: leader-of-the-shadows: thefantasticten: the-smart-brother: ignoratio-elenchi: thatgleekywholockianhead: Worthwhile cause. there better be a damn video i have NO regret reblogging this There BETTER be a friggin’ video if you don’t help get this to 200k then you’re heartless YES
WHEN I\'M TRYING TO TRANSCRIBE OR CODE AUDIO DATA
All Things Linguistic: How to fake-pronounce any... →
allthingslinguistic: People who speak languages other than English are sometimes impressed by how well I and other linguists pronounce words or names in their language. But I don’t think it’s magic, I think there are a few basic principles that we use that are pretty accessible to the general public. 5 ways to sound… I love this so much :D also the clickable IPA chart is wonderful why...
allthingslinguistic: Láadan, a language for women heretic-paladin: Here begins me geeking out over Suzette Haden Elgin’s language, Láadan, used in her Native Tongue trilogy. With Láadan, Suzette Haden Elgin tested a particular hypothesis on language…the Sapir-Worf hypothesis. According to the afterword in the book Native Tongue, there are four aspects to this… This is an archetypal...
What happens when two linguists become mortal...
glottalplosive: selchieproductions: They engage in Whorfare. That is, until their problems with each other dis-Sapir.
All Things Linguistic →
THIS IS ME FINDING OUT IF YOU CAN REBLOG AN ENTIRE TUMBLR BECAUSE DAMN RELEVANT TO MY INTERESTS
Superlinguo: Words you can read, and words you can... →
allthingslinguistic: superlinguo: This post is inspired by a Twitter conversation earlier in the week. Twitter buddy Leena (@grassisleena) got the ball rolling by asking: Is there a word for where you mispronounce words because you’ve never heard them spoken, only seen them written down? We’ve never heard a specific word for… I’ve always called this “reader’s pronunciation”. My problem,...
Ship names are interesting to me.
allthingslinguistic: khairete-ailourion: Because people put them together without ever realizing that the ones that work out well follow the language’s phonological rules. Like, they obey syllable constraints and can be easily pronounced. This is indeed an interesting point. I wonder if one could model optimal ship names in OT. It should be a good type of thing to do with input/output...
When gays get so angry about a chicken sandwich, it is because Chick-fil-A has...– Conor Gaughan - “We Are Not Arguing Over Chicken” (Huffington Post)
Quantum Seance: New Avengers fic, tra-la →
kingsgrave: We Are Shangri La Part 5 of 5 Times Steve Rogers Rubbed Tony Stark Exactly the Wrong Way (And One Time He Didn’t.) By Cluegirl (That’s me.) Fandom: Avengers movie-verse, informed strongly by some comic-verse details. Rating: This part is adult rated, though it is still pre-slash. Genre:… guys this fic is awesome you should read it
catpella: stormcloak: Things that always end up on my dashboard, no matter how many different terms I blacklist, because no one tags them: Teen Wolf. Social justice. Porn. (But only at the exact moments when my mom is behind me.) Imperial Agent spoilers. (Only that storyline, no others. I even had to blacklist ‘support group’ and ‘hunter’ because people were spamming spoilers with no tags...
husklaughingalonewithkanaya: yorshs-sideblog: I’M GONNA FUCKING CRY
kubotits: metal-guru: fr3aksh0ww: mpregbert: magikarpschoiceass: mpregbert: im so tired i could eat a horse i identify as a horse and this offends me i identify as offends and this horses me I offend horses, identify me. i think the main question here is why would you eat a horse if you were tired #welcome to tumblr
shavingryansprivates: i’M SCREAMING BECAUSE OF HOW CUTE THIS IS
releasethemurderbirds: My brother decided to use my bathroom and that was fine, but five minutes later I hear singing and he’s singing to the tune of “What’s This” from The Nightmare Before Christmas about various products I keep in the bathroom. “What’s this, what’s this? There’s products everywhere. What’s this? I think it goes in hair.”
Things You Think You Know About Language: Let's...
ungrammaticality: Okay this is sort of a “pet peeve” post more than anything else, but the history of English is one of the areas of linguistics where I have staked a very personal claim, and it also happens to be a subfield whose technical terms are commonly used without any regard for what they actually mean. Old English was spoken until roughly the 12th century. Perhaps the most famous text...
dank-assbabies: i appreciate My Chemical Romance song titles better if i put “Mom” at the end of them eg. “It’s Not a Fashion Statement, It’s a Fucking Deathwish, Mom” “I Never Told You What I Do for a Living, Mom” “This Is How I Disappear, Mom”
Why Sally Ride's sexuality really matters -... →
A 'strong female character'
drshebloggo: DOES NOT NECESSARILY MEAN a character who is physically strong a character who is mentally strong a character who is emotionally strong ABSOLUTELY MEANS a character who makes her own choices, even if they’re mistakes a character whose point of view is explored at least briefly a character who is the hero of her own story whether she knows it or not And that’s just a strong...
Reblog if you'd date a boy/girl with scars.