Anonymous: 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

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.

boop

clamperl:

Skittles has a chocolate flavor now

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  • girl: babe come over
  • boy: I can't I'm having a threesome with an older couple
  • girl: my parents aren't home
  • boy: I know

leafwhirlwind:

I’M LAHUGING SO HARD AT THIS

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SHE DOESN’T EVEN JUMP SHE JUST LIFTS OFF THE GROUND 

playboydreamz:

10 Countries that offer free higher education!

Many countries, particularly in Europe, subsidize higher education, allowing them to wave tuition fees. Here’s a list of 10 countries known for offering a free college education.

1. Argentina
2. Denmark
3. Finland
4. France
5. Greece
6. Norway
7. Scotland
8. Turkey
9. Brazil
10. Germany

“MY FOOD IS CRUELTY FREE”
— people who eat crops picked by under payed, overworked, exploited and abused poor migrant workers (via bertoltbrechtfast)

thegeekofmadness:

forkanna:

somethinginthenothing:

why-i-love-comics:

Injustice: Year Two - “Chapter 13”

written by Tom Taylor
art by Bruno Redondo

That’s incredibly sad…

Holy shit, Harley…

I’m sobbing

lebaenese:

lebaenese:

Well well well

I sometimes like to believe that karma is real

lebaenese:

lebaenese:

Well well well

I sometimes like to believe that karma is real

dt