PLZ NO SNAKES

Some exceptions made

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sadboosexual:

theyuniversity:

It’s good to know that we weren’t the only ones driven crazy by people who “axe” questions.

Okay, see, we talked about this linguisitic phenomenon in my grammar class. I don’t remember what it’s called, but it happens with other words, too - my professor used an example of “uncomfortable.” When you say it out loud, most likely, it sounds more like “un-comf-ter-ble,” thus mixing up the position of the r and the t, like how the k and the s are mixed in this speech pattern. However, not many people are out here acting high and mighty because someone said “uncomfterble” like they are with “ax,” and that has absolutely everything to do with academic biases - because “ax” is associated mostly with Black people (and occasionally lower-class whites), it’s viewed as “improper” speech, whereas most people, even middle & upper class white people who are thought to speak the most ~proper~ version of English, say “uncomfterble.”
And a quick Google search yields that even Chaucer used “axe” to mean “ask” within his writing. (Source) (Source)
tl;dr actually caring about whether someone says “ask” ~”correctly”~~ is rooted in racist & classist biases of language so, consider, not. 

sadboosexual:

theyuniversity:

It’s good to know that we weren’t the only ones driven crazy by people who “axe” questions.

Okay, see, we talked about this linguisitic phenomenon in my grammar class. I don’t remember what it’s called, but it happens with other words, too - my professor used an example of “uncomfortable.” When you say it out loud, most likely, it sounds more like “un-comf-ter-ble,” thus mixing up the position of the r and the t, like how the k and the s are mixed in this speech pattern. However, not many people are out here acting high and mighty because someone said “uncomfterble” like they are with “ax,” and that has absolutely everything to do with academic biases - because “ax” is associated mostly with Black people (and occasionally lower-class whites), it’s viewed as “improper” speech, whereas most people, even middle & upper class white people who are thought to speak the most ~proper~ version of English, say “uncomfterble.”

And a quick Google search yields that even Chaucer used “axe” to mean “ask” within his writing. (Source) (Source)

tl;dr actually caring about whether someone says “ask” ~”correctly”~~ is rooted in racist & classist biases of language so, consider, not. 

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Attention: all young girls who wear crop tops and high waisted shorts

perrymdoig:

saltysr:

perrymdoig:

How many of you remember the nineties? Ever wonder why or when low rise pants were created? It was because of those denim diapers you all think are soooo cute right now. There’s a reason that style died twenty years ago. Stop it.

Oh Perry, this is the most disappointing post…

I, as much as any other person, love seeing past styles recycle into current chic. Unfortunately it has been a pretty unanimous consensus that the styles from the nineties need to stay in the nineties. Don’t get me wrong, a pair of high-waisted jeans with a proper cut to them can definitely create a positive aesthetic (long live the true Jordache jean), but it’s upsetting when college girl A and B take a loose pair of jeans and cut them so that their asses hang out when they wear them. I don’t see it as a positive aesthetic.

considering all the snide comments pierced folks get from the rest of the world
you know
"that nose ring makes her look like a bull"
"I can’t even look at gauged [sic] ears that big without wanting to throw up"
"why would you even put all that metal in your face? you look like a pincushion."
I would think a piercer would be the last to try to tell others that their clothing is bad and they should stop. I mean if it’s not your thing, fine, but just let folks do their thing.

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me in 2011:
yeah i guess economy is sort of a fucked up weird thing and it'd be nice if so many people weren't poor
me in 2014:
destroy capitalism

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pearswhy:

he refuses to discuss this with me. rent is 13 years overdue