Q

Anonymous asked:

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

A

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.

versaceslut:

voicetoosmooth:

jazelq:

HER HAIR IS FINALLY DOWN

She looks… mature.

i didnt even recognize her omfg
versaceslut:

voicetoosmooth:

jazelq:

HER HAIR IS FINALLY DOWN

She looks… mature.

i didnt even recognize her omfg

versaceslut:

voicetoosmooth:

jazelq:

HER HAIR IS FINALLY DOWN

She looks… mature.

i didnt even recognize her omfg

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joshpeckofficial:

making a joke and waiting for a response like

image

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alfredont:

THIS IS THE WHOLE PLOT TO MEAN GIRLS AND I DIDNT G ET IT UNTIL NOW. THANK YOU RACHAEL

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babybluestocking:

raikagay:

remember like 2 years ago when christmas stopped feeling like christmas for some reason

This post creeps me out because it is absolutely true 
WHAT HAPPENED TO CHRISTMAS

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moriarty-walks-free:

brigwife:

things you can do in the uk at 16 years of age

  • get married (with parental permission)
  • start a family
  • join the army where they use guns and bombs and shit
  • move out

things you can’t do in the uk at 16 years of age

  • buy a pair of scissors

are you serious

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elijahkrantz:

I found out santa wasnt real because I got a spy kit that christmas so i fingerprinted my mom and matched it to the fingerprints i dusted on the milk mug i left out… Im on that next level shit

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nflstreet:

feeling your computer getting slower though the years is one of the most heartbreaking things ever

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thorrson:

unamusedsloth:

Nude Portraits series by photographer Trevor Christensen

I…
I love this.
thorrson:

unamusedsloth:

Nude Portraits series by photographer Trevor Christensen

I…
I love this.
thorrson:

unamusedsloth:

Nude Portraits series by photographer Trevor Christensen

I…
I love this.
thorrson:

unamusedsloth:

Nude Portraits series by photographer Trevor Christensen

I…
I love this.

thorrson:

unamusedsloth:

Nude Portraits series by photographer Trevor Christensen

I…

I love this.

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1morey:

trendsculture:

Face Swap Of The Week: Up.

Kim Jong Il and Bill Clinton going on an adventure.

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ulfric-ulfprick:

godotal:

hkirkh:

Confused husky pup

He’s not expressing confusion, he’s tilting his head for better sound localization. While having an ear on each side of the head is good for lateral echolocation, tilting the head so that the ears are offset gives it vertical depth.

doG SCIENCE

ulfric-ulfprick:

godotal:

hkirkh:

Confused husky pup

He’s not expressing confusion, he’s tilting his head for better sound localization. While having an ear on each side of the head is good for lateral echolocation, tilting the head so that the ears are offset gives it vertical depth.

doG SCIENCE

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dangerhamster:

JACK HARKNESS MEETING BUCKY AND STEVE IN THE 1940s AND FLIRTING FURIOUSLY WITH BOTH OF THEM

JACK HARKNESS SEEING THEM AGAIN IN THE 21ST CENTURY AND THEY’RE ALL EQUALLY CONFUSED AS EACH OTHER

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