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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    kotten-not-cotton:

    Thank you Michael Grant for understanding

    Guys can we get this to 1500? 

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    poopflow:

    people who dry swallow pills go hard as hell and should not be fucked with

    i used to dry swallow pills until a searing pain developed in my throat and chest and with the help of the world wide web i found out it burned a hole in my fucking throat please take your pills with water kiddies it’s worth it

    HOLY SHIT OKAY

    OH…

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    The OITNB fandom waiting for season 3

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  7. gretlusky:

    I told you, Star. Just a few inches more!

    http://scriptorsapiens.tumblr.com/ ‘s headcanon of Beast Boy growing really tall and broad-shouldered. I had to stop drawing the Raven one and do this

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