anrisaryn:

landofstories:

startrekspeare:

"what’s a queen without her king?" well, historically, better

also, in the british monarchy, if a queen is on the throne, there isn’t a king. her husband is a prince. BUT if a king is on the throne, his wife is a queen. which truly shows that the country can be ruled without a king but can’t without a queen.

HISTORY

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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.

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trilbe:

burgundyoctopus:

trilbe:

burgundyoctopus:

So I started playing Fatal Frame 2 with MJ this weekend

and for the most part it is pretty creepy but I can’t get over the point markers “JUST KILL” “ZERO SHOT” “1200 POINTS” for exorcising a ghost. Like, it is definitely a japanese game, style-wise.

Also the super invincible, one-hit death ghost is pretty ridiculous

Against the Kusabi, you don’t stand a ghost of a chance.

That’s the spirit. 

Wow I didn’t exspectre you to reply.

Your puns are going to haunt me for the rest of the night, you two.

doctorsilencewillfall:

twentyonee-pilots:

do me a favour. if a person wearing a long sleeved shirt or a sweatshirt and jeans on a hot day, don’t comment on it. don’t ask why they’re wearing it. don’t say anything at about it.

trust me, they know it’s hot, they know. but their reason for wearing what they’re wearing probably far outweighs the temperature outside.

this is so god damn important

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childoflightningg:

everything about this screenshot is so in character

childoflightningg:

everything about this screenshot is so in character

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starsonapollo:

homosexual-titan:

countbackwardsfrominfinity:

homosexual-titan:

countbackwardsfrominfinity:

homosexual-titan:

countbackwardsfrominfinity:

homosexual-titan:

Mama… just killed a man…

Picked him up and bit his head,
Swallowed him whole and now he’s dead

Mama… The fight has just begun
But now I’ve gone and thrown my limbs away

Mama..Ooooooo
I’m gonna make you scream and cry,
You won’t be back in time for bed tomorrow,
You’ll be gone, you’ll be gone

Too late, my time has come
Body’s decapitating all the time
Goodbye, everybody, I’ve got to go
Gotta leave you all behind and face the titans on your own

Your mama,
She’s gonna cry,
It’ll be like you were never even born at all

I see a little silhouetto of a man,
Rivaille, Rivaille, will you do the Titan K.O,
Sexiness with lighting,
Very, very frightening.
(Ravioli) Ravioli
(Ravioli) Ravioli
(Ravioli) Heichou
Magnifico

I’m just a shifter nobody loves me
He is just a shifter with barely any family,Spare him the crime of destroying the city
Titans come Titans goI’ll shift, then I’ll go?
MA-RI-A
No! We’ve let our cities go!(Eren, go!)
TROST DIS-CTRICT
We must seal the hole!(Squadron, go!)
LE-ON-HART
We will catch her now!(Annie, no!)
Sina’s not our home! (Don’t you know?)
Kill, Kill all the titans.
Eren, let me go, oh!
NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, BRO!
Oh, Wall MariaWall Maria(Wall Maria we will go)
My old basement has secrets put aside for me,for me, for me.
Can you kill all of them in a blink of an eye?
Could Marco come back and others who have already died?
Oh, maybe.Can’t cry over this, baby.Just gotta let goOh, freckled jesus don’t you fear.
(Oh yeah, blood bath)
Killing titans matters,Everyone can see.Killing titans matters,Killing titans matters,To me.
All the bloodshed starts here…..

starsonapollo:

homosexual-titan:

countbackwardsfrominfinity:

homosexual-titan:

countbackwardsfrominfinity:

homosexual-titan:

countbackwardsfrominfinity:

homosexual-titan:

Mama… just killed a man…

Picked him up and bit his head,

Swallowed him whole and now he’s dead

Mama… The fight has just begun

But now I’ve gone and thrown my limbs away

Mama..Ooooooo

I’m gonna make you scream and cry,

You won’t be back in time for bed tomorrow,

You’ll be gone, you’ll be gone

Too late, my time has come

Body’s decapitating all the time

Goodbye, everybody, I’ve got to go

Gotta leave you all behind and face the titans on your own

Your mama,

She’s gonna cry,

It’ll be like you were never even born at all

I see a little silhouetto of a man,

Rivaille, Rivaille, will you do the Titan K.O,

Sexiness with lighting,

Very, very frightening.

(Ravioli) Ravioli

(Ravioli) Ravioli

(Ravioli) Heichou

Magnifico

I’m just a shifter nobody loves me

He is just a shifter with barely any family,
Spare him the crime of destroying the city

Titans come 
Titans go
I’ll shift, then I’ll go?

MA-RI-A

No! We’ve let our cities go!
(Eren, go!)

TROST DIS-CTRICT

We must seal the hole!
(Squadron, go!)

LE-ON-HART

We will catch her now!
(Annie, no!)

Sina’s not our home!
(Don’t you know?)

Kill, Kill all the titans.

Eren, let me go, oh!

NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, BRO!

Oh, Wall Maria
Wall Maria
(Wall Maria we will go)

My old basement has secrets put aside for me,
for me, 
for me.

Can you kill all of them in a blink of an eye?

Could Marco come back and others who have already died?

Oh, maybe.
Can’t cry over this, baby.
Just gotta let go
Oh, freckled jesus don’t you fear.

(Oh yeah, blood bath)

Killing titans matters,
Everyone can see.
Killing titans matters,
Killing titans matters,
To me.

All the bloodshed starts here…..

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tyrianterror:

roachpatrol:

nearly-headless-horseman:

totalnerd666:

her-my-oh-ne:

#can we just stop and appreciate Harry’s face in this scene? #I mean, he’s literally waiting for someone to say something about Hermione’s blood status #she’s the only Muggleborn in the slug club full of purebloods and well known people #and Harry’s there just like “say something I dare you” #and if you look at her face, you can see the actual hesitation and somewhat fear of what will happen next after telling of her parents occupation #Harry truly is acting like Hermione’s big brother, which I absolutely love #i just adore this scene

I love that Neville looks genuinely interested in what hermione’s talking about.

Harry: I wish a motherfucka would talk shit right now
Say something, make my day
Das right

Nevile looks like he’s just made a private mental note in flaming red ink: WHATEVER THE HELL A DENTIST IS, DON’T MESS WITH ONE. 

            

Including tags because oh my fucking god.

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thumbtackjuicyfruitspork:

You know when a fast angry song comes on that you know every word to and you’re in just the right mood that your eyes light up with the fire and angst of a thousand punk rockers and you just feel so alive

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halcyonhaze44 Asked:
Hi! I hope this isn't too much trouble, but I'm currently studying abroad in London and was wondering if you have any recommendations of places/things to see. Usually, I wander about and stumble across some really interesting things, but I wouldn't mind a few recommendations. :)

elucipher:

london is so big and strange and ancient and horrifying and wonderful, this list could have been ten times as long. 

If you haven’t heard this song you should go listen now because literally every line is amazing and I couldn’t gif it all [x]

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"A FEMALE Assassin? How does she kill? With a BOOB!?"

someone at Ubisoft, probably (via guy)

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sherlockedcumberbabe:

Even Tumblr knows I can’t flirt

sherlockedcumberbabe:

Even Tumblr knows I can’t flirt

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