Dark Side of the Joon
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
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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.

memegop:

‪#‎MemeGOP‬ ‪#‎UniteBlue‬

foamdarts:

lebanesenights:

lyrafay:

ask-queen-mikasa:

homosexual-titan:

THIS VIDEO WAS SO SATISFYING

This gives me life

How music changed from 2000-2013. 

basically every song I was exposed to since moving to these United States

i like how the music videos get progressively weirder

In 2000 I was unmarried and childless. Watching this video took me through my first child’s birth, my first marriage, my second child’s birth, my marriage falling apart, my divorce, subsequent relationships and break ups, and into my second marriage. The music near the end of the video, though I know and enjoy some if it, isn’t mine. It’s music for my children, who weren’t even alive when that first song came out. This was really super weird for me. I feel 100 years old right now.

la-rinascente:

As a Muslim, my religion and personal ethics prevent me from speaking ill of the dead, as they have passed on and are no longer here to defend themselves.

But acknowledging Joan Rivers made a living off of mocking, degrading, and humiliating others for their physical appearances and saying innocent Palestinian civilians deserve to die isn’t speaking ill of her, it’s just fact.

The Inspectorate of Constabulary says that police now tell victims of property crimes to “solve the crimes themselves,” directing them over the phone to review CCTV footage and canvas their neighbourhoods for witnesses.
 
The police say that in austerity Britain, they can’t give priority to property crimes and don’t have the personnel to attend the scenes of such crimes in person. However, the UK’s domestic security apparatus does have millions to squander on a full-time Julian Assange stakeout, mass surveillance, a titanic DNA database, endless and racist stop-and-frisk harassment, undercover infiltration of peaceful environmental groups, and the imprisonment of countless people convicted of petty drug crimes.
UK police watchdog: burglary and car crime “on verge of being decriminalised” - Boing Boing (via wilwheaton)

My daughter’s iPhone was stolen and using Find My Phone, we located it. I called the police with the address, uninterested in confronting a thief by myself. They told me they don’t have the resources to look for stolen phones. That was it. The end.

Essentially, it has been decriminalized where I live. Stealing things under a value of $1,000 has no repercussions here.

seawitchintraining:

Joan Rivers literally said several times that she hated feminists and feminism what the fuck is Times magazine doing calling her a feminist icon.

thebaconsandwichofregret:

markatch:

unfriendlyblasianhottie:

the-goddamazon:

jeankd:

teamocorazon:

x

bless them for letting baby girl keep her heritage

I peep them braids and that dress

I was just thinking this. She actually takes the children back to visit their family in their home country and they study about their own cultures. She isn’t one of those white people trying to assimilate her non-white children. 

She doesn’t use her kids as props and accessories, and she loves and cherishes them all equally it looks like.

Not to mention how she lets John (Shiloh prefers to be called John) dress and act how they like

Also, I’m pretty sure her wedding dress has her kids’ drawings on it, which is just unbelievably adorable.

it does have her kids drawings on it, they also helped to write the vows and Maddox the eldest boy made the cake with his friends, which is probably why he looks so nervous in the picture of them cutting it.

Every single thing I hear about this wedding makes me so happy even though they’re complete strangers to me because it just seems so joyful.

vergess:

tonidorsay:

yancybeckett:

mmmmbeefy96:

theheritagefoundation:

We did the math for you. You’re welcome. 
More here. 

and then you have the leftists doing the “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” in the background

do you really value your $2 above people making a wage that they can support themselves on. really.

Sorry, the heritage foundation is an arm of the anti-women, anti-gay, anti-trans, Koch Brothers who funded the citizens united ruling and are responsible for some of the shittiest things to ever walk the earth.
I trust their math about as far as I can throw the half a billion dollar building that they are housed in.

Here’s a more reliable source on the estimate cost increase as related related to wage increase, at least for McDonalds.
for those uninterested in clicking through, paying McDonald’s workers $15/hour would result in approximately a $0.22 raise in the price of a Big Mac, for about $31,000 a year at full time. That’s roughly double what minimum wage workers in America receive right now.


Yah, hi, I live in Seattle, where there is a $15 min wage here, and this is complete and total fabricated horseshit. Regardless, so what? You either pay it at McDonalds or you pay it in taxes for people who need state assistance because they can’t survive on poverty wages. You choose: pay it either way, but one gives people in need spending power that assists the economy and also a sense of pride and dignity, and the other is gross and you’re an idiot.

vergess:

tonidorsay:

yancybeckett:

mmmmbeefy96:

theheritagefoundation:

We did the math for you. You’re welcome. 

More here. 

and then you have the leftists doing the “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” in the background

do you really value your $2 above people making a wage that they can support themselves on. really.

Sorry, the heritage foundation is an arm of the anti-women, anti-gay, anti-trans, Koch Brothers who funded the citizens united ruling and are responsible for some of the shittiest things to ever walk the earth.

I trust their math about as far as I can throw the half a billion dollar building that they are housed in.

Here’s a more reliable source on the estimate cost increase as related related to wage increase, at least for McDonalds.

for those uninterested in clicking through, paying McDonald’s workers $15/hour would result in approximately a $0.22 raise in the price of a Big Mac, for about $31,000 a year at full time. That’s roughly double what minimum wage workers in America receive right now.

Yah, hi, I live in Seattle, where there is a $15 min wage here, and this is complete and total fabricated horseshit.

Regardless, so what? You either pay it at McDonalds or you pay it in taxes for people who need state assistance because they can’t survive on poverty wages. You choose: pay it either way, but one gives people in need spending power that assists the economy and also a sense of pride and dignity, and the other is gross and you’re an idiot.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bow lines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Mark Twain (via bobbycaputo)