1. cakeandrevolution:

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. 

Most linguistic pedantry is inherently racist in nature.

    cakeandrevolution:

    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. 

    Most linguistic pedantry is inherently racist in nature.

    Reblogged from: thisiswhiteprivilege
  2. christel-thoughts:

    christel-thoughts:

    gardenlouis:

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    I don't have the links to these because the caps are older than satan and I found them in the trash bin of my old macbook lmao. She deleted them so the links won't work anyways.

    I don't have the links to these because the caps are older than satan and I found them in the trash bin of my old macbook lmao. She deleted them so the links won't work anyways.

    AND SHE’S A TERRIBLE RAPPER

    reblogging again because the last two tweets are why i don’t feel the need to protect her against misogyny. she’s a female misogynist and slut-shamer. has she apologized for those or what?

    Reblogged from: sydney-michellington
  3. peopleofthediaspora:

    psychodelik-horror:

    blackgirlwhiteboylove:

    Every POC got this lesson.

    My mother to this day still gives me this speech.

    I still can’t believe they showed a Black father giving his Black daughter a talk about the repercussions of white privilege for us during prime time television and there was no white faux outrage. They probably didn’t know it was about them.

    Reblogged from: marqueofthebeast
  4. lovelyandbrown:

    dynastylnoire:

    mood-indie-go:

    postracialcomments:

    veryscaryghost:

    postracialcomments:

    When are folks gonna learn?

    Home Depot, Mattoon IL, Manager Kevin L Weuve (I think this is right but check first, presumably he works where he lives) I can’t make an international call to Home Depot, but someone destroy his life

    https://www.facebook.com/troy.gray.543?fref=ts

    Address: 1301 Fort Worth Way, Mattoon, IL 61938
    He went to Mattoon High School so Im assuming that is his store
    He also works at Rural King Supply…looks like theres more than one in the area

    Why do people think it’s okay to do gross stuff like this is beside me. Like 😡

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST

    boost.

    Reblogged from: breezzybuck
  5. you can’t claim body positivity and then put people on blast for being skinny like damn wtf you think body positive means???

  6. Thoughts on Malala winning?

    thatsnotwatyourmomsaid:

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    conclusion: Malala is amazing and Western civilization has yet again proven to be hypercritical ignorant uncompromising and evil. how very fitting for columbus day.

    Reblogged from: canugivemeurbutt
  7. my blog got a Halloween makeover

  8. obveously:

    pizzatomb:

    imagine if china, while they’re up on the moon, decides to knock down the US flag or whatever just to say ‘screw you’ and its like, what are we gonna do? spend a couple million just to fly some craft up to the moon and re-erect the flag? the whole scenario would be petty and that’s hilarious 

    i have lived in america my entire life and i am 100% sure we would do exactly that

    Reblogged from: shiramiremii
  9. templeowl:

    My idol

    Reblogged from: spoopy-suspenders
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    tree climbing in autumn

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