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English Has a New Preposition, Because Internet

cubstearns:

However it originated, though, the usage of “because-noun” (and of “because-adjective” and “because-gerund”) is one of those distinctly of-the-Internet, by-the-Internet movements of language. It conveys focus (linguist Gretchen McCulloch: “It means something like ‘I’m so busy being totally absorbed by X that I don’t need to explain further, and you should know about this because it’s a completely valid incredibly important thing to be doing’”). It conveys brevity (Carey: “It has a snappy, jocular feel, with a syntactic jolt that allows long explanations to be forgone” “It has a snappy, jocular feel, with a syntactic jolt that allows long explanations to be forgone”).

But it also conveys a certain universality. When I say, for example, “The talks broke down because politics,” I’m not just describing a circumstance. I’m also describing a category. I’m making grand and yet ironized claims, announcing a situation and commenting on that situation at the same time. I’m offering an explanation and rolling my eyes — and I’m able to do it with one little word. Because variety. Because Internet. Because language.

Reblogging. Because linguistics.

(Source: linguafandom, via ladyyatexel)

Filed under hhhh i just language is so fucking COOL

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thero-i-procepios:

Two teachers at my school dressed up as cECIL AND CARLOS FOR OUR HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST

(via fauxholmes)

Filed under SHUT THE FUCK UP HOLY SHIT LOOK AT THAT CARLOS WHAT A CUTIE OH MY GOD IM I WOULD FUCKIN DIE LIKE IF I WERE THEIR STUDENTS I WOULD SCREAM AND IMMEDIATELY START SHIPPING IT?? oh my fucking god i just can't even contain myself right now i'm SO DELIGHTED!! hello from desert bluffs (that is my night vale tag) (because you're damn right i'm going to want to find this again in the future)

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oh my god

i’m trying to watch peter davison’s 50th anniversary special, “the five(ish) doctors - reboot” and like i recognize that it is meant to be funny but

i’m only 7 minutes in and i’ve had to pause to legitimately cry a little because the joke is that no one wants the old doctors in the special and they’re meanwhile clamouring to be a part of it and

that’s

not at all funny to me because that’s genuinely what happened??

and steven moffat is even IN IT like he is IN ON THE JOKE but the joke is haha steven moffat doesn’t want those old assholes in his show pfft

and it’s making me horribly sad

especially since i found the episode itself really disappointing anyway

bluh

Filed under spook's myriad issues with steven moffat i just god i hate him so much it makes me angry but it might make me sad even more

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consultingt-rex:

dootdootneighneigh:

witchespls:

When one person compliments you then a bunch of other people start to compliment you

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When one person insults you then a bunch of other people start to insult you

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when you get kicked out of a bathhouse for trying to eat everybody

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(Source: goofypls, via bckybarnesmoved-deactivated2013)

Filed under ANGEL i honestly think no other miyazaki character has hit the same level of OH MY GOD I LOVE THIS CHARACTER WITH MY WHOLE HEART MY DARLING BABY the way that no-face does i just?? i just oh my god i don't know okay he's the best though