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.
why does everyone always associate satan with heavy metal
for all we know satan could like smooth jazz
Spot on, Buffy fandom.
I respect bees more than I respect white men in positions of power
I FOUND A SECRET SHARING WEBSITE AND THIS IS THE BEST ONE
Alright, let’s see if this works. My first attempt at doing an animation. Let’s call this the rough draft, I think I might re-visit it once I’m more confident but not bad considering I had no idea what I was doing XD
laid is pronounced like paid but not said and said is pronounced like bread but not bead and bead is pronounced like lead but not lead
Good luck to everyone who isn’t first language English
mario party more like if you steal one more of my stars i’ll fucking murder you
Anime Spoofs of Products/Businesses
I literally can’t. I-I can’t breathe. omg…
So my friend and I were up late and decided to go on a grand search for Anime spoofs of real life businesses and products. These are some of our favorites. Please enjoy.
Hiding Place, Hiroshima, Japan by Keisuke Kawaguchi + K2-Design. (Photography: Toru Kitamura)
It’s a new house that is hidden within an old, atmospheric brick storehouse!
my rides here
I’VE NEVER WANTED A NIGHT LIGHT SO MUCH
I heard you were talkin’ shit
What I like about this is that it implies that Tony’s best mode of attack somehow involves him ramming himself into a wall head first.
I wouldn’t be that surprised if he did honestly