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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.

The basic idea behind “axe” being a thing is that there’s a aspirated stop put after certain vowel sounds in some english dialects. Meaning that there’s a slight “h” sound that just becomes part of your manner of speaking. 
Following a glottal stop with an unvoiced fricative such as “s” is just difficult and uncomfortable. Go ahead try. 
So since there’s no rule in that situation and since the only real other option would be to drop the k and go around assing people, it makes pretty good sense.
linguistics ain’t racist by any means though, people are racist you moldy pop tart.

    inferiordesignosaur:

    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.

    The basic idea behind “axe” being a thing is that there’s a aspirated stop put after certain vowel sounds in some english dialects. Meaning that there’s a slight “h” sound that just becomes part of your manner of speaking. 

    Following a glottal stop with an unvoiced fricative such as “s” is just difficult and uncomfortable. Go ahead try. 

    So since there’s no rule in that situation and since the only real other option would be to drop the k and go around assing people, it makes pretty good sense.

    linguistics ain’t racist by any means though, people are racist you moldy pop tart.

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    thunderandbadminton:

NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO USE THAT

    thunderandbadminton:

    NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO USE THAT

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    suctioning:

    suctioning:

    Whys it called the Milky Way?
    (Not a pun, need real answers)

    image

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    thank

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    wtfeveridgaf:

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Goth

Out of every pun and play on words I’ve seen on this site, this is the one that makes me so unreasonably angry.

    wtfeveridgaf:

    jumpingbutnotforjoy:

    Goth

    Out of every pun and play on words I’ve seen on this site, this is the one that makes me so unreasonably angry.

    (Source: lysergicyugen)

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    castiel-in-a-sherlocked-tardis:

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the-11-doctor:

thisfuturemd:

brigwife:



Romanticized vs. Realistic

as a member of Scotland I can confirm

Canada Romanticized:

Canada Realistic:


OMG I CANT STOP LAUGHING AT THE GIF

    castiel-in-a-sherlocked-tardis:

    sha-ka-brah:

    the-11-doctor:

    thisfuturemd:

    brigwife:

    image

    Romanticized vs. Realistic

    as a member of Scotland I can confirm

    Canada Romanticized:

    Canada Realistic:

    OMG I CANT STOP LAUGHING AT THE GIF

    (Source: british-v0gue)

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    queen-of-fallen-angels:

    jaxs-the-fallen-angel:

    howling-rising-demon:

    princess-dickhead:

    delzdesigns:

    Imagine having 2 dads, and then them divorcing and dating other men. Then you’d have 4 dads.

    The amount of dad jokes…

    "I’m hungry"
    "Hi hungry, I’m dad."
    "Hi dad, I’m dad too!"
    "Hi dad too, I’m dad three."
    "Hi dad three, I’m dad."

    What have you done

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    Everyone who reblogs this by November 1 will have their URLs scattered around Disney World in Orlando, FL.

    thatweirdgirl97:

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    gravitysex:

    abovehipster:

    WHAT?! YES. YES.

    RLY

    IT’S LIKE THIS POST WAS MEANT FOR ME!!!

    I’m going to disney on november 1-3 and if I don’t see at least one url I’m going to be pretty mad at you :///

    IT SHOULD BE DUBBED THE DAY OF THE URL

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    magui-gui:

    when u and ur friends look fresh af

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    spookytectives:

thescienceofobsession:

cumbercrieff:

cluedo:

I went to the thrift store today and

what the actual fuck

Holy Jesus

ok but let’s not lose track of the real gem here

    spookytectives:

    thescienceofobsession:

    cumbercrieff:

    cluedo:

    I went to the thrift store today and

    what the actual fuck

    Holy Jesus

    ok but let’s not lose track of the real gem here

    image

    image

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