shithowdy:

Today’s poor life choice of the day is: engaging others on the realm forums.

I just got Dictionary Definition’d.

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Today’s poor life choice of the day is: engaging others on the realm forums.

laracroftsspouse:

I remember when I was a kid watching Digimon and saw Patamon do this

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I was like

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barkentin:

xekstrin:

THIS IS THE FUNNIEST VIDEO I’VE SEEN ALL YEAR

shithowdy

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

— Anonymous

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.

I love when people break these things down into nitpicking specifics about ~proper grammar~ when the beauty of communication is you know exactly what the person is trying to get across even if it doesn’t match your understanding of the overarching language. A foreigner can walk up to you and say “me toilet?” and you know that they’re looking for a bathroom.

You know exactly that “you ugly” is supposed to mean “you’re ugly” because of context. The meaning is clear. You know exactly that “I know u guys” is supposed to mean “I know you guys”, though apparently the latter is an alright linguistic shortcut to make as long as you’re white, because only white people have the authority to change and advance the English language.

Fun fact: if you approach an employee and insist that they go ‘check the back’ for an item that’s not on the shelf, there is a 90% chance that they’ll go to the back room, scratch their ass and check their text messages for five minutes, and come back out with a sympathetic smile and a ‘Sorry!’ because they know without even looking that the stock isn’t there.

watersport5:

tthat reaally wobbles my wattles!

And a big side-eye to mephedup for showing me the origin of the “Microwaving Diapers” card in online Cards Against Humanity.