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Aria: Since…right before school started.
Spencer: Oh my god, since Labor Day?!

okay were me and my friends the only ones who just burst out laughing at the absurdity of spencer’s labor day outburst like i know when people tell me things that happened right before school started my first thought is OH MY GOD THAT’S LABOR DAY HOW COULD THIS HAVE BEEN GOING ON SINCE LABOR DAY ANY DAY BUT LABOR DAY and then aria’s like YES, SINCE LABOR DAY PLEASE SPENCER, DON’T REMIND ME I ALMOST COULDN’T BELIEVE IT WAS LABOR DAY MYSELF IN FACT WHEN I WAS STRADDLING HIM IN THE LITTLE BOY’S ROOM OF SOME SEEDY PUB I COULD NOT HELP BUT THINK WOW, I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENING ON LABOR DAY



Aria: Since…right before school started.Spencer: Oh my god, since Labor Day?!

okay were me and my friends the only ones who just burst out laughing at the absurdity of spencer’s labor day outburst like i know when people tell me things that happened right before school started my first thought is OH MY GOD THAT’S LABOR DAY HOW COULD THIS HAVE BEEN GOING ON SINCE LABOR DAY ANY DAY BUT LABOR DAY and then aria’s like YES, SINCE LABOR DAY PLEASE SPENCER, DON’T REMIND ME I ALMOST COULDN’T BELIEVE IT WAS LABOR DAY MYSELF IN FACT WHEN I WAS STRADDLING HIM IN THE LITTLE BOY’S ROOM OF SOME SEEDY PUB I COULD NOT HELP BUT THINK WOW, I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENING ON LABOR DAY
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Sansa Stark Appreciation Week: Day 7 → Anything you like!
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Anonymous ASKED:
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.

elisabethmosss:

 
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kataratheoptimist:

Everyone who terrifies you is sixty-five percent water. And everyone you love is made of stardust, and I know sometimes you cannot even breathe deeply, and the night sky is no home, and you have cried yourself to sleep enough times that you are down to your last two percent, but

nothing is infinite,

not even loss.

You are made of the sea and the stars, and one day you are going to find yourself again.

F. Butler

kataratheoptimist:


Everyone who terrifies you is sixty-five percent water. And everyone you love is made of stardust, and I know sometimes you cannot even breathe deeply, and the night sky is no home, and you have cried yourself to sleep enough times that you are down to your last two percent, but 
nothing is infinite, 
not even loss. 
You are made of the sea and the stars, and one day you are going to find yourself again.

F. Butler
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pastel-gizibe:

forcoloredgirlswhodgaf:

cultureunseen:

Charda Gregory abducted, humiliated, violated, restrained, scalped and tortured. 
If this were reversed, with black police officers who were sworn to uphold peace and justice but instead were documented victimizing a white woman (who was already a victim), this news would have trumped the Olympics!

Truncated version: drugged at a party, abducted to a motel, wakes up during unwanted sexual violation in a motel room full of strangers, fights like hell to escape, motel employee calls the authorities, she gets arrested for destroying motel property and it just gets worst from there.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoBLolqUaNg 

Every officer who participated in it and even those who witnessed it and did nothing should be punished but instead they just fired the woman?
No rape kit, no police report on the people inside the motel room, no investigation of her claims, no accountability for missing motel entry records, no video from the motel but she gets detained for fourteen days?

(Btw, when did your tax dollars begin purchasing Abu Ghraib type water boarding chairs?)

http://www.wxyz.com/news/local-news/investigations/cut-on-camera-cop-slices-off-young-mothers-artificial-hair

I get angrier and angrier everyday when I see things like this.