“If you don’t end up smiling while you are kissing someone, you are probably kissing the wrong person.”

veganhealthandfitness:

if you have someone in your life who genuinely cares about how your day went, and listens fully to the fucked up shit that goes on in your mind, and answers your texts or calls you back, and lets you know you’re important to them and/or generally makes you feel cared for, you’re really fucking lucky and i hope you tell this person you appreciate them and i hope if they treat you right and make you feel safe and loved, you hold onto them really tight.

crewdlydrawn:

allthingslinguistic:

hyperboreanhapocanthosaurus:

So you know what I don’t get? Why people repeat words. (x)

Grammar time: it’s called “contrastive reduplication,” and it’s a form of intensification that is relatively common. Finnish does a very similar thing, and others use near-reduplication (rhyme-based) to intensify, like Hungarian (pici ‘tiny’, ici-pici ‘very tiny’).

Even the typologically-distant group of Bantu languages utilize reduplication in a strikingly similar fashion with nouns: Kinande oku-gulu ‘leg’, oku-gulu-gulu ‘a REAL leg’ (Downing 2001, includes more with verbal reduplication as well).

I suppose the difficult aspect of English reduplication is not through this particular type, but the fact that it utilizes many other types of reduplication: baby talk (choo-choo, no-no), rhyming (teeny-weeny, super-duper), and the ever-famous “shm” reduplication: fancy-schmancy (a way of denying the claim that something is fancy).

screams my professor was trying to find an example of reduplication so the next class he came back and said “I FOUND REDUPLICATION IN ENGLISH” and then he said “Milk milk” and everyone was just “what?” and he said “you know when you go to a coffee shop and they ask if you want soy milk and you say ‘no i want milk milk’” and everyone just had this collective sigh of understanding.

Another name for this particular construction is contrastive focus reduplication, and there’s a famous linguistics paper about it which is commonly known as the Salad Salad Paper. You know, because if you want to make it clear that you’re not talking about pasta salad or potato salad, you might call it “salad salad”. The repetition indicates that you’re intending the most prototypical meaning of the word, like green salad or cow’s milk, even though other things can be considered types of salad or milk. 

Can I make love to this post?… Is that a thing that’s possible?

alwayshalfastepbehind:

fangirloftoomany:

holmesandpotterinthetardis:

madcapwhovian:

madcapwhovian:

Things that shouldn’t have been cut out of the Harry Potter Movies: ST FUCKING MUNGO’S HOSPITAL FOR MAGICAL MALADIES AND INJURIES 

ALSO THE FUCKING POINTS HOURGLASSES WHY WERE THESE THINGS CUT I AM SO ANGRY

AlSO THE HOUSE ELVES SWARMING OUT OF THE KITCHENS DURING THE BATTLE OF HOGWARTS

ALSO PEEVES

ALSO GINNY’S BADASS PERSONALITY 

Royal Palace of Caserta

Luigi Vanvitelli, Carlo Vanvitelli | 1752-1780

vegan-because-fuck-you:

Vegan: Provides source upon source upon source that shows that animals within animal agribusiness are routinely abused.
random tumblr user: yeaH????well i drove past a farm ONCE aNd I SAW A COW in a open field EXPLAIN THAT you  stupid VEGANS
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ponnukaka:

shinycroissants:

“I remember when I was doing “Rent” and I was too thin, and I was doing that on purpose because I’m dying, I’m a HIV+ drug addict. I remember having to eat raw food and doing all this work to make sure I could stay thin… And I remember everyone asking me when I was doing press for the movie, “what did you do to get so thin? You looked great!” and I’m like, “I looked emaciated.” It’s a form of violence in the way that we look at women and how we expect them to look and be, for… what’s sake? No…

I love her so much, you guys.

pokemon-personalities:

lets play a game called ‘i feel like i’m bothering you with everything i say so i won’t make any attempts at contact until you message me first’

nicolejanelle:

septemberism94:

dalyproof:

Sure, kittens are cute and all..but what about the love and wisdom of old dogs?

^^^^^^

OLD DOGS, every time.

“I think about you. But I don’t say it anymore.”
— Marguerite Duras, Hiroshima, Mon Amour (1959)

One of my friends is really into libertarianism and runs the libertarian club on campus, and last year she asked if she could add my name to the club list since I knew what libertarianism was and had been chatting with her about it some earlier, so I said sure, why not. This year I’ve somehow been promoted to club secretary despite the fact that I’ve never attended any of the meetings and have never affiliated myself with libertarianism or any other political stance… So this is the easiest promotion I’ve ever gotten

LLMNS