Constantly Changing Interests

aurantii:

bunny eating rasberries

it gave the bun lipstick

(via allthatandasideoftom)

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?

(Source: gifmethat, via allthatandasideoftom)

courageisgraceunderpressure:

"Just kiss like normal people kiss"
I love them so so much

Just thought I’d bring this back because there will never be a moment when this wasn’t the most perfect thing to happen to television

(Source: theflavourofyourlips, via smaugthesexy)

snakelikecharmer:

parisjemm:

A relationship is like a house

If a lightbulb goes out, you don’t buy a new house, you just change the lightbulb.

Unless that house is a lying whore

Then you burn the fucker to the ground and buy a better house with lights that you can fucking count on.

This took the best possible turn.

(via allthatandasideoftom)

mullohand:

Marvel film making guide

Step 1. Cast a guy called Chris
Step 2. Buff him up
Step 3. ?
Step. 4 Profit

(via allthatandasideoftom)

mangaluva:

Sometimes I can’t stop thinking about how Zuko accidentally spoke against his father and begged for forgiveness, on his knees with tears in his eyes, and got half his face burned off and banished from his home

Then Zuko betrayed his uncle and everything Iroh had ever taught him, begged for forgiveness on his knees with tears in his eyes, and got a hug and complete forgiveness and unconditional love

(via angels-are-jerks)

spookyhoneybadger:


debatable

sounds exactly like the kinda thing a serpent with tiny claws and legs would say

spookyhoneybadger:

debatable

sounds exactly like the kinda thing a serpent with tiny claws and legs would say

(Source: deluminator, via naturalshocks)

broken-gaydar:

starrygraveyard:

andr3wdost:

nathanieljosephruess:

herfunnyvideos:

lockedinabirdcage:

GUYS I JUST REALIZED WHY PAPER BEATS ROCK OH MY GOD

PAPER SYMBOLIZES WORDS WHICH SYMBOLIZES BRAINS

AND ROCK SYMBOLIZES BRAWN.

BRAINS OVER BRAWN.

MIND OVER MATTER.

PAPER OVER ROCK.

You clever little shit.

then what the fuck does scissors mean

lesbians

what

image

(via allthatandasideoftom)

hoechlined:

when i’m in the christmas mood and everybody else isn’t

image

(via buckywinchesters)

woodelf68:

amuseoffyre:

princessofthewhitemoon:

tonystarksanxieties:

kripke-is-my-king:

thevulcantimelord:

uuuhshiny:

doctorwhedonverse:

This was porn to me. 

this is porn

and then this happened

is that John Barrowman and James Marsters making out

… that is John Barrowman and James Marsers making out

(via pipdreams)

Is this what happens when you get killed off in Buffy?

My favourite story about this scene is that James Marsters’ girlfriend was on set that day. He’s like “you don’t need to stay and watch if it’ll make you uncomfortable” and she just went “Nope, I’m good. Got popcorn and everything” :D

Reblogging again for that info.

(Source: torchwoodgifs, via allthatandasideoftom)

journeyintohiddlestiel:

It makes me really sad that Castiel didn’t let go of Dean’s hand in Purgatory until the very last second because he knows that if he had let go any sooner, Dean would’ve stayed with him.

image

(via angels-are-jerks)