“We’re going to need to coordinate.”
I just keep staring at this gif and thinking how John’s tone of voice is quite lovely and low and terse and maybe he would just kiss Sherlock to shut him up and get him to cooperate and and ?????
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.
have you ever had a dream that was so vivid it stuck with you in the back of your mind for years?
i have so many questions
this is another one of those posts where you just sit back and open tag viewer
We have a winner
- is overweight. not “a little heavy” or “curvy in all the right places”, she is overweight and she owns it.
- is gay, and from her first public exposure has been open about this
- has bipolar disorder
- is one of the coolest lyricists right now
- has this song which is way more feel good than “all about the bass” or “shake it off”
- is super cute
- mary lambert
Being cisgender doesn’t mean they’re straight.
Being transgender doesn’t mean they’re gay.
Being gender fluid doesn’t mean they’re pansexual.
Being agender doesn’t mean they’re asexual.
Stop confusing gender identity with sexual orientation.
hey how is the sixth grade going buddy? I bet there’s a lot of homework and all your friends are changing… it’ll get better just try to look forward to the spring dance recital
I volunteered at an animal shelter yesterday and while I was hosing down the dozenth dirty dog kennel I thought to myself “why am I doing this without pay again?” and then I walked into the room with like 15 kittens in it and they all started meowing at me and I was like, yes, that’s why
trying on clothes is really hard when you hate yourself. liking someone is really hard when you hate yourself. eating is really hard when you hate yourself. life is really hard when you hate yourself
thin girl: *sees a post saying fat girls are beautiful*
thin girl: wOOOooOooOw so i guess thin girls can’t be beautifull????/ i was told to eat a burger once… g od… BOdy ShaMMing goes BOTh WAYS!1