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sandywhiskeyhands:

huffingtonpost:

THIS DOG’S FINAL DAY PROVES WE SHOULD LIVE EVERY DAY LIKE IT’S OUR LAST

The Roberts family knew they had to put their beloved dog, Duke, to sleep after the cancer began to take over his body. So, they decided to make his final day on Earth his most special.

See more photos from Duke’s last day that will bring you to tears here.

I AM CRYING SO HARD

2 minutes ago on July 23rd, 2014 | J | 40,227 notes
redturk:

acceptscreditsanddick:

you know thos people who dont put the colored pens back after they use them
i bet they would have a fucking hay day with this

I WANT THIS IN MY NEW BEDROOM LITERALLY YESTERDAY.

redturk:

acceptscreditsanddick:

you know thos people who dont put the colored pens back after they use them

i bet they would have a fucking hay day with this

I WANT THIS IN MY NEW BEDROOM LITERALLY YESTERDAY.

49 minutes ago on July 23rd, 2014 | J | 81,833 notes

slutdust:

I bought my friend an elephant for their room.

They said “Thank you.”

I said “Don’t mention it.”

1 hour ago on July 23rd, 2014 | J | 12,011 notes
codehate:

When the boss is on holidays

codehate:

When the boss is on holidays

2 hours ago on July 23rd, 2014 | J | 3,622 notes

dedalvs:

gainesm:

ouyangdan:

crewdlydrawn:

allthingslinguistic:

hyperboreanhapocanthosaurus:

So you know what I don’t get? Why people repeat words. (x)

Grammar time: it’s called “contrastive reduplication,” and it’s a form of intensification that is relatively common. Finnish does a very similar thing, and others use near-reduplication (rhyme-based) to intensify, like Hungarian (pici ‘tiny’, ici-pici ‘very tiny’).

Even the typologically-distant group of Bantu languages utilize reduplication in a strikingly similar fashion with nouns: Kinande oku-gulu ‘leg’, oku-gulu-gulu ‘a REAL leg’ (Downing 2001, includes more with verbal reduplication as well).

I suppose the difficult aspect of English reduplication is not through this particular type, but the fact that it utilizes many other types of reduplication: baby talk (choo-choo, no-no), rhyming (teeny-weeny, super-duper), and the ever-famous “shm” reduplication: fancy-schmancy (a way of denying the claim that something is fancy).

screams my professor was trying to find an example of reduplication so the next class he came back and said “I FOUND REDUPLICATION IN ENGLISH” and then he said “Milk milk” and everyone was just “what?” and he said “you know when you go to a coffee shop and they ask if you want soy milk and you say ‘no i want milk milk’” and everyone just had this collective sigh of understanding.

Another name for this particular construction is contrastive focus reduplication, and there’s a famous linguistics paper about it which is commonly known as the Salad Salad Paper. You know, because if you want to make it clear that you’re not talking about pasta salad or potato salad, you might call it “salad salad”. The repetition indicates that you’re intending the most prototypical meaning of the word, like green salad or cow’s milk, even though other things can be considered types of salad or milk. 

Can I make love to this post?… Is that a thing that’s possible?

i just had a linguistgasm.

Okay Dedalvs, you know what you have to do.

What do you want me to do, reblog it? As a conlanger, I’m just a linguist, not a linguistlinguist.

3 hours ago on July 23rd, 2014 | J | 210,627 notes

thesylverlining:

twofingerswhiskey:

one day there will be the last person to use tumblr

one day there will be the last person to use the internet

one day there will be the last person to turn on a light

one day there will be the last person to use a computer

one day there will be the last person to understand the word “computer”

we are not endgame

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Well, I found what’s going to be keeping me awake at 3 AM tonight. 

3 hours ago on July 23rd, 2014 | J | 955 notes

casuallyhuntingthings:

curiouscarson:

heartofdisney:

thedisneyseries:

Why I love Disney/Pixar movies: the details

I THOUGHT THIS WAS REAL AT FIRST

Those freaking blueberries

this is the fifth time ive seen this post, and every single time i think that first one is completely real. 

4 hours ago on July 23rd, 2014 | J | 93,734 notes

punkrockluna:

youdontevenkili:

Sometimes I wonder about what kind of problems would come up if Ned the pie maker came over for dinner at Hannibal’s

WHAT THE FUCK

5 hours ago on July 23rd, 2014 | J | 39,671 notes

gaussmultimedia:

Máster Diseño Gráfico 2012-13. Proyecto personal de Sara Maese incluido en la Entrega Final de Máster: serie de carteles Studio Ghibli-Hayao Miyazaki (1984-2008). Incluye:

  1. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984).
  2. Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986).
  3. My Neighbor Totoro (1988).
  4. Kiki´s Delivery Service (1989).
  5. Porco Rosso (1992). 
  6. Princess Mononoke (1997).
  7. Spirited Away (2001).
  8. Howl´s Moving Castle (2004).
  9. Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (2008).

6 hours ago on July 23rd, 2014 | J | 6,136 notes

maxkirin:

Writer’s Mood Ring Colors, by M. Kirin.

Want more writerly content? Follow maxkirin.tumblr.com!

7 hours ago on July 23rd, 2014 | J | 15,593 notes

sonicowls:

castiel-counts-deans-freckles:

how does that bitch not catch on fire?

Satan isn’t flammable

7 hours ago on July 23rd, 2014 | J | 114,442 notes
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poetryincamelot:

hauntumn:

I wanna do dirty stuff with u like farming

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9 hours ago on July 23rd, 2014 | J | 418,649 notes

devildoll:

here we have a picture of a majestic national treasure and the Washington Monument

10 hours ago on July 23rd, 2014 | J | 87,325 notes

oodmoriarty:

Even when I thought I was doing everything she wanted me to do, I still ended up hurting her.

10 hours ago on July 23rd, 2014 | J | 1,100 notes