pleatedjeans:

Please go follow @skullmandible

01:43 pm, reblogged  by luckychihuahua 65963

unnecessarilygenderedproducts:

A great look at how gender is constructed through advertising to create easily targeted groups of consumers. Extra props to the makers for acknowledging the spectrum of gender and trans/non-binary folks. 

12:34 pm, reblogged  by luckychihuahua 690

corahale:

Yeah, I turn on the TV and I see everything lookin’ so glossy and pretty. You know, those people with their apartments in New York City that are the size of airplane hangers, and decorated from Williams-Sonoma, and yet they’re all in their early 20s and haven’t figured out what to do with their lives. I don’t understand that. What planet are people living on? So we wanted to do something that, while it’s heightened, and the situations are ridiculous, at least the world the people live in is a little more believable.- Rob-Mcelhenney

11:26 am, reblogged  by luckychihuahua 758

missespeon:

they opened an “upscale” dennys in the financial district of manhattan and a basic breakfast costs 300 dollars bc it comes with champagne rich people are so fucking obnoxious and weird

10:17 am, reblogged  by luckychihuahua 404

thesoundofmyotpgettingmarried:

mylifeasqueenb:

girls all go to the bathroom together because that’s where we rap battle

image

09:08 am, reblogged  by luckychihuahua 307483

as-seenon-tv:

I’ve never met Chris Pratt but I trust him

08:00 am, reblogged  by luckychihuahua 131106

frozen + tumblr text posts

06:51 am, reblogged  by luckychihuahua 17631

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


edwardspoonhands:

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.

I love linguistics! 

05:43 am, question from Anonymous, answered reblogged  by luckychihuahua 97615

Anna Kendrick Birthday Countdown

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04:34 am, reblogged  by luckychihuahua 125281