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

kidney-stoner:

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.

VERY IMPORTANT

black-boys:

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black-boys:

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adirtyshisno:

pyrochemistry:

firstnametainted:

GIRLS — if you hit, slap, belittle, kick, punch, choke, throw things at, or control your boyfriends, you are the abuser. You are not a “strong woman”, “empowered”, or anything similar. You are hurting him. Even if his muscles are strong enough to take it, a hit or slap from someone you love is an emotional blow.

Written by a girl who’d never hit a guy.

this.

5k notes, wow good job tumblr 

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ponynautic:

I am… wishing to join you in meditation

ponynautic:

I am… wishing to join you in meditation

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aloasis:

☼☯kick off your shoes in a tropical paradise☯☼

meisterful:

drochfaol:

ryancrobert:

sexybritishllama:

no cough syrup

you are not ‘grape flavoured’

have you ever tasted a grape

you taste like death and the tears of small children

not fucking grape

wow what a surprise another cis-gendered white upper-middle class american male telling someone what they can and cannot identify as. why don’t you go fuck yourself

#i can no longer tell what is and isn’t a joke on tumblr any more

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skeletongloves:

Didn’t have enough time to finish sewing it on, but it made its debut tonight. The vest itself is nowhere near complete but it’s coming along nicely…

skeletongloves:

Didn’t have enough time to finish sewing it on, but it made its debut tonight. The vest itself is nowhere near complete but it’s coming along nicely…

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lovely-little-lotus:

mooney-princess:

I was sitting on a picnic table in a wine grape orchard talking to my darling about life when I noticed this perfect om sign growing on one of the vines. I still can’t fully believe my eyes looking at this picture. It was such a beautiful sight to see, the universe is a trickster! 

This is so fucking cool

lovely-little-lotus:

mooney-princess:

I was sitting on a picnic table in a wine grape orchard talking to my darling about life when I noticed this perfect om sign growing on one of the vines. I still can’t fully believe my eyes looking at this picture. It was such a beautiful sight to see, the universe is a trickster! 

This is so fucking cool

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slightlyterroristic:

I can’t really argue

slightlyterroristic:

I can’t really argue

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air-catcher:

oinkwiping:

Updated marriage equality map! Congrats Michigan!!

wisconsin we have you surrounded just surrender already

air-catcher:

oinkwiping:

Updated marriage equality map! Congrats Michigan!!

wisconsin we have you surrounded just surrender already

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