Got to be good looking cause he’s so hard to see

"Sanskrit has ninety-six words for love; ancient Persian has eighty, Greek three, and English only one. This is indicative of the poverty of awareness or emphasis that we give to that tremendously important realm of feeling. Eskimos have thirty words for snow, because it is a life-and death matter to them to have exact information about the element they live with so intimately. If we had a vocabulary of thirty words for love … we would immediately be richer and more intelligent in this human element so close to our heart. An Eskimo probably would die of clumsiness if he had only one word for snow; we are close to dying of loneliness because we have only one word for love. Of all the Western languages, English may be the most lacking when it come to feeling."

Robert Johnson, Fisher King  (via aysakhi)

my english is broken.
on purpose.
you 
have to try harder to understand
me.
breaking this language 
you so love
is my pleasure.
in your arrogance
you presume that i want your skinny language.
that my mouth is building a room for
it
in the back of my throat
it is not.
— i have seven different words for love, you have one, that makes alot of sense, nayyirah waheed

(via nayyirahwaheed)

OKAY SO FIRST THING: NO

I’m not gonna say we have 98, but we have a lot of words for love and snow. Let’s go through a few for love first:

There’s affection, amour, kinship, friendship, passion, and plenty more.

http://thesaurus.com/browse/love?r=76&src=ref&ch=the

Feel free to browse^

Yes. I used thesaurus.com, because it’s easier. And there some repeats of roots, but w/e. You don’t think that these things are also considered various forms of love? Because these are the kinds of translations that would be used to specify what kind of love is meant from those languages.

As for the snow thing…I thought we had gotten rid of that hoax. It’s silly.

We’ve got blizzard, snow storm, powder snow, sleet, slush, blanket (of snow), crystal, snowfall, snowflake, precipitation, and plenty more that are commonly used in the English language. I live in Texas, so I rarely see snow, but I know these words. I’m not going to be able to brave an Alaskan/N. Canadian winter because I know a bunch of words for snow.

Also, back onto love: Just because we commonly use a single word for love doesn’t necessarily mean we lack love, in general. As far as I know, Finns are capable of loving, but they often live without saying any form of the word “rakasta” more than maybe five times. English was created as a result of many languages mixing in various ways, so this means some words from some of those languages are purged when a new one comes in. We use the Germanic word for “love” a lot more often than the Latinate one. This was the result of Germanic words being used by more commoners, historically, which led to our vernacular being more Germanic. So because we don’t use the Latinate “amare” often means our language is spoken by people who don’t know love?

Also, I’d love to hear an explanation about how “-philia” is not an English morpheme meaning “love”. It came from Greek, yes, but everything has a beginning. We don’t pronounce or even use it like Greeks.

It is definitely true that some languages have lots of synonyms for certain concepts compared to English, but that’s not to say that synonyms are non-existent.

(via languageismybooze)

(Source: industrialcracks, via prototumblinguist)

"Screw writing “strong” women. Write interesting women. Write well-rounded women. Write complicated women. Write a woman who kicks ass, write a woman who cowers in a corner. Write a woman who’s desperate for a husband. Write a woman who doesn’t need a man. Write women who cry, women who rant, women who are shy, women who don’t take no shit, women who need validation and women who don’t care what anybody thinks. THEY ARE ALL OKAY, and all those things could exist in THE SAME WOMAN. Women shouldn’t be valued because we are strong, or kick-ass, but because we are people. So don’t focus on writing characters who are strong. Write characters who are people."

Words of great wisdom on strong female characters~ by madlori (via laughingskeleton)

(Source: iwantwhatheswearing, via synesymposium)

warp3dc0re:

baconnnnnnn:

I Really Fucking Hate When People Type Like This Because For Whatever Reason I Read It 80% Slower Than Normal

by Fall Out Boy

(via puddletumbles)

chikapus:

fourteenacross:

our-girl-friday:

daysofxavierspast:

bethmai:

go to vogue.co.uk and type (on your keyboard) up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A and watch what happens when you keep pressing A

*SCREECHES*

This is important.  

oh my god.

!!!!! I did not expect that.

(Source: moaninglisasmile, via thesleeplesswanderer)

What if the tumblr logo was in comic sans?

as-seenon-tv:

talking-pigeon:

messed-up-logic:

Like it went from

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to

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Reblog it and look at your blog!

Holy shit go look

(via oscarwetnwilde)

Why? - Sarah, aged 3: Asks her father to answer

  • From the scientist FEYNMAN's childhood writings:
  • I wonder why. I wonder why.
  • I wonder why I wonder
  • I wonder why I wonder why
  • I wonder why I wonder!
  • “I don't know what's the matter with people: they don't learn by understanding, they learn by some other way — by rote or something. Their knowledge is so fragile!”
  • ― Richard P. Feynman
  • ***
  • SARAH: Daddy, were you in the shower?
  • DAD: Yes, I was in the shower.
  • SARAH: Why?
  • DAD: I was dirty. The shower gets me clean.
  • SARAH: Why?
  • DAD: Why does the shower get me clean?
  • SARAH: Yes.
  • DAD: Because the water washes the dirt away when I use soap.
  • SARAH: Why?
  • DAD: Why do I use soap?
  • SARAH: Yes.
  • DAD: Because the soap grabs the dirt and lets the water wash it off.
  • SARAH: Why?
  • DAD: Why does the soap grab the dirt?
  • SARAH: Yes.
  • DAD: Because soap is a surfactant.
  • SARAH: Why?
  • DAD: Why is soap a surfactant?
  • SARAH: Yes.
  • DAD: That is an EXCELLENT question. Soap is a surfactant because it forms water-soluble micelles that trap the otherwise insoluble dirt and oil particles.
  • SARAH: Why?
  • DAD: Why does soap form micelles?
  • SARAH: Yes.
  • DAD: Soap molecules are long chains with a polar, hydrophilic head and a non-polar, hydrophobic tail. Can you say ‘hydrophilic’?
  • SARAH: Aidrofawwic
  • DAD: And can you say ‘hydrophobic’?
  • SARAH: Aidrofawwic
  • DAD: Excellent! The word ‘hydrophobic’ means that it avoids water.
  • SARAH: Why?
  • DAD: Why does it mean that?
  • SARAH: Yes.
  • DAD: It’s Greek! ‘Hydro’ means water and ‘phobic’ means ‘fear of’. ‘Phobos’ is fear. So ‘hydrophobic’ means ‘afraid of water’.
  • SARAH: Like a monster?
  • DAD: You mean, like being afraid of a monster?
  • SARAH: Yes.
  • DAD: A scary monster, sure. If you were afraid of a monster, a Greek person would say you were gorgophobic.
  • (pause)
  • SARAH: (rolls her eyes) I thought we were talking about soap.
  • DAD: We are talking about soap.
  • (longish pause)
  • SARAH: Why?
  • DAD: Why do the molecules have a hydrophilic head and a hydrophobic tail?
  • SARAH: Yes.
  • DAD: Because the C-O bonds in the head are highly polar, and the C-H bonds in the tail are effectively non-polar.
  • SARAH: Why?
  • DAD: Because while carbon and hydrogen have almost the same electronegativity, oxygen is far more electronegative, thereby polarizing the C-O bonds.
  • SARAH: Why?
  • DAD: Why is oxygen more electronegative than carbon and hydrogen?
  • SARAH: Yes.
  • DAD: That’s complicated. There are different answers to that question, depending on whether you’re talking about the Pauling or Mulliken electronegativity scales. The Pauling scale is based on homo- versus heteronuclear bond strength differences, while the Mulliken scale is based on the atomic properties of electron affinity and ionization energy. But it really all comes down to effective nuclear charge. The valence electrons in an oxygen atom have a lower energy than those of a carbon atom, and electrons shared between them are held more tightly to the oxygen, because electrons in an oxygen atom experience a greater nuclear charge and therefore a stronger attraction to the atomic nucleus! Cool, huh?
  • (pause)
  • SARAH: I don’t get it.
  • DAD: That’s OK. Neither do most of my students.
  • From: http://www.scq.ubc.ca/a-dialogue-with-sarah-aged-3-in-which-it-is-shown-that-if-your-dad-is-a-chemistry-professor-asking-%E2%80%9Cwhy%E2%80%9D-can-be-dangerous-2/

science-of-noise:

On one hand, the guy who invented grammar should have license to be prescriptivist.  On the other hand, he wears suspenders.

(via Cyanide and Happiness)

  • Me in 5th grade: I will never smoke or drink or do any drugs ever
  • Me now: I probably wouldn't do meth

gaycaptain:

swagslick:

swagslick:

high-blogging:

high-blogging:

fasciation:

fasciation:

bodysrock:

everyone who reblogs this will get gordon ramsay in their inbox 

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i’M CRyING

if you don’t keep your promise i swear to god

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i reblogged it less than an hour ago hOW THE FUCK DID YOU MANAGE THAT

already at 70000 notes? Doubt you will follow through this far after its started.

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I POSTED THAT 30 FUCKING SECONDS AGO

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i cant believe youre still human

Is this all you do?

(Source: slothblog, via thesleeplesswanderer)

languageek:

The Speed of Language - Found on visual.ly

(via linguisticsyall)

aht-lo-leh-vahd-raggedyman:

shebelongsinthetardis:

mriloveyourhat:

superciliousassbutt:

m-i-s-e-r-e-r-e:

superciliousassbutt:

m-i-s-e-r-e-r-e:

detectiveincamelot:

m-i-s-e-r-e-r-e:

morgrana:

but what do americans call biscuits

Wait what are British biscuits? these are american biscuits. 

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WHAT THE FUCK ARE THEY?!

They are American biscuits. 

…That is not a biscuit. 

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These. These are biscuits. 

Those are cookies. 

These are cookies:

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Everything else is a biscuit. 

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Except these

Those are fucking scones.

Those are fucking biscuits

(via cotedestarkid)

lucindasaxon:

lifewasted:

templeofthebabes:

project-alexithymia:

skinnyliesandbloodylines:

serrabloodsong:

empresspinto:

reactional:

religiousmom:

if you think I won’t wear the same bra for three weeks straight you are dead wrong

some girls change their bras daily?

How often are you supposed to change them? O_o

Wait…you’re supposed to own more than one?

Wait some people only own one bra?

Dude, have you seen how expensive bras are for a comfortable one?

whats a bra

where am i

what year is it

dave-penn:

English speakers reactions when another English speaker says a vaguely sensical assortment of words in another language.

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English speakers reactions when a non-native  speaker makes an elaborate and comprehensible speech in English with a one tiny grammatical error.

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(via linguisticsyall)