I love how popular the line ‘Wednesday has been cancelled due to a scheduling error’ is. Like it was such a tiny thing but everyone held on to it because really who hasn’t woken up on a Wednesday morning and wished it was cancelled?
I literally overcame self esteem issues by making ironically over-arrogant claims because even if you’re joking about something a lot you start to believe it and that can totally work in a good way if you let it
They’ve done studies and the “fake it till you make it” mindset actually works and if you keep up a mantra you come to believe it after a time. It actually is how I came to really love myself.
I blew off going to a party tonight and I really don’t know why and i feel really bad and i’m really tired but I know that if I go to bed I still won’t be able to sleep so I’m going to watch Parks and Rec I guess
Roll to throw the halfling into the dark hallway
— Chaotic Netural Barbarian Half-orc, tired of waiting multiple turns for the Rogue to finish his trap detecting rolls on the extremely suspicious hallway (via apalatablevastness)
if we go to a restaurant and have to choose between a table or a booth and you say table i will never trust you again
Anonymous said: 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
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.