1. Anonymous said: why do black people use you in the wrong context? such is "you ugly" instead of "you're ugly" I know u guys can differentiate, it's a nuisance

    miniprof:

    rsbenedict:

    prettyboyshyflizzy:

    you a bitch

    It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.

    So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.

    What’s more, it’s been shown that copula deletion occurs in AAVE exactly in those contexts where copula contraction occurs in so-called “Standard American English.” That is, the basic sentence “You are great” can become “You’re great” in SAE and “You great” in AAVE, but “I know who you are” cannot become “I know who you’re” in SAE, and according to reports, neither can you get “I know who you” in AAVE.

    In other words, AAVE is a set of grammatical rules just as complex and systematic as SAE, and the widespread belief that it is not is nothing more than yet another manifestation of deeply internalized racism.

     
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  3. idioticteen:

    harrystyls:

    what is white culture

    clapping after an airplane lands

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  4. magicalteatime:

    Feed your cookie monster!

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  5. denshahime:

    uhh-huhh-honeyy:

    HERE is the DIFFERENCE. So many people get so confused. Difference between having anxiety and having an anxiety disorder.

    Yooooo

     

  6. punchyleaf:

    clockworkkitten:

    WHAT IN THE NAME OF GOD DID I JUST FIND

    NOOOOO I NEED THIS. NINTENDO GET PERMISSION AND MAKE IT HAPPEN. pleeeeeeeeaseee

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  7. They started with a train…

     
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  10. tinycartridge:

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    Not only that, Nintendo announced new Home menu themes (e.g Animal Crossing, Zelda, Mario) with special backgrounds, icons, folders, music, and sound effects are coming next month with a system update — this will be for all 3DSes and 2DSes, presumably including the new hardware!

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