July 22, 2014 / 4:00AM 212,955 notes

whosaprettypolyglot:

maskedlinguist:

lindentreeisle:

acepalindrome:

robotwithhumanhairpt50:

notmysecret:

i…

Fuck

Actually, ‘fall’ has its origins as an Anglo-Saxon word, and was popularized for use to denote the season around the 16th century from the poetic term ‘the fall of leaf.’ In the language that would develop after 1066, words that were coded as being common or lowly generally had Anglo-Saxon roots while the ‘educated’ words of the elite had French and Latin roots. This is why, even in modern English, we use ‘cow,’ which has an Anglo-Saxon origin, for the animal out in the field and ‘beef,’ which has a French origin, for the food to be consumed. The poor handle the animal while the rich eat the meat, and that is reflected in the language. The language of the conquerors was elevated while the language of the conquered was made base and common. If ‘autumn’ sounds smarter than ‘fall,’ that is only the linguistic snobbery of history talking.

LINGUISTIC BITCHSLAP.

Thank you. I was too lazy to find my post.

Fun related fact - the meaning of the word “November” in several Slavic languages (and “October” in Croatian because fuck you that’s why) - variations on listopad - is also named for falling leaves, list being “leaf” and pad being “fall”.

whosaprettypolyglot:

maskedlinguist:

lindentreeisle:

acepalindrome:

robotwithhumanhairpt50:

notmysecret:

i…

Fuck

Actually, ‘fall’ has its origins as an Anglo-Saxon word, and was popularized for use to denote the season around the 16th century from the poetic term ‘the fall of leaf.’ In the language that would develop after 1066, words that were coded as being common or lowly generally had Anglo-Saxon roots while the ‘educated’ words of the elite had French and Latin roots. This is why, even in modern English, we use ‘cow,’ which has an Anglo-Saxon origin, for the animal out in the field and ‘beef,’ which has a French origin, for the food to be consumed. The poor handle the animal while the rich eat the meat, and that is reflected in the language. The language of the conquerors was elevated while the language of the conquered was made base and common. If ‘autumn’ sounds smarter than ‘fall,’ that is only the linguistic snobbery of history talking.

LINGUISTIC BITCHSLAP.

Thank you. I was too lazy to find my post.

Fun related fact - the meaning of the word “November” in several Slavic languages (and “October” in Croatian because fuck you that’s why) - variations on listopad - is also named for falling leaves, list being “leaf” and pad being “fall”.

(Source: pleatedjeans, via linguisticsyall)

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July 22, 2014 / 3:53AM 77,371 notes

ohawkguy:

the notebook problem: you see a notebook. you want to buy the notebook. but you know you have like TEN OTHER NOTEBOOKS. most which are STILL EMPTY. you don’t need to notebook. you’re probably not gonna use the notebook anyway. what’s the point? DONT BUY THE NOTEBOOK. you buy the notebook.

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July 21, 2014 / 12:16PM 2,763 notes
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July 20, 2014 / 7:40PM 15,129 notes

virginsacrificer:

that one mutual who constantly reblogs and likes all your posts but never talked to you and you two kinda just

image

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July 20, 2014 / 5:11PM 96 notes

Anonymous asked u wacky americans

17000dollars:

nothing wacky about freedom, pardner 

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July 20, 2014 / 3:13PM 225 notes

the-weird-wide-web:

Bulgarian men in babugeri costumes, used in pagan rituals.

the-weird-wide-web:

Bulgarian men in babugeri costumes, used in pagan rituals.

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July 20, 2014 / 2:41PM 178,248 notes

chiltonomics:

i-regret-nothing-ever:

gallifrey-feels:

china no

marvel yes

Dolphin what

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July 19, 2014 / 10:50PM 419,876 notes
  • me during the summer: is today wednesday or sunday
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July 19, 2014 / 4:51PM 137,307 notes

verypenmuchjoneswow:

If I can’t bring the spoon to my faceTHEN I’LL BRING MY FACE TO THE SPOON

verypenmuchjoneswow:

If I can’t bring the spoon to my face

THEN I’LL BRING MY FACE TO THE SPOON

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July 19, 2014 / 4:41PM 83,495 notes

nosdrinker:

is this a threat

nosdrinker:

is this a threat

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