Posts tagged i just
Posts tagged i just
We got the biggest Glasgow smile looking at this.
-What you do need to be happy?
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.
Catching Fire + Quotes
Two teachers at my school dressed up as cECIL AND CARLOS FOR OUR HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST
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
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
When one person compliments you then a bunch of other people start to compliment you
When one person insults you then a bunch of other people start to insult you
when you get kicked out of a bathhouse for trying to eat everybody