Just watched Bridesmaids because it has Chris O’Dowd in it :) :)
A bit obsessed with him at the mo
me every day
my favorite method of studying is crying a little and hoping for the best right before the test
Some classmate told me I was shitty, in THOSE WORDS, that I was going on medical leave but didn’t prepare my part of the review we were working on together.
I told them YESTERDAY, as soon as I found out, that I was going to get an incomplete and leave, that I couldn’t do my part of the assignment. I apologized. My professor is aware where I’m going to be and that I won’t be able to do my part of the small assignment.
I’M GOING ON MEDICAL LEAVE. I have bigger fish to saute than to worry about this one assignment in the slew of assignments I was worrying about. IT IS NOT EVEN A BIG ASSIGNMENT.
You know what, I understand being upset. I choked, I dropped the ball. I do sincerely apologize.
BUT YOU’VE NEVER SPOKEN TO ME BEFORE IN YOUR LIFE. YOU’RE OUT OF LINE IN CALLING ME SHITTY VIA EMAIL. That’s that.
are you from winterfell?
WHO IS THIS AND WHERE CAN I GET ONE
Orange is the new Perfection
you want a man with a strong jawline so you have a sturdy place to sit
However it originated, though, the usage of “because-noun” (and of “because-adjective” and “because-gerund”) is one of those distinctly of-the-Internet, by-the-Internet movements of language. It conveys focus (linguist Gretchen McCulloch: “It means something like ‘I’m so busy being totally absorbed by X that I don’t need to explain further, and you should know about this because it’s a completely valid incredibly important thing to be doing’”). It conveys brevity (Carey: “It has a snappy, jocular feel, with a syntactic jolt that allows long explanations to be forgone” “It has a snappy, jocular feel, with a syntactic jolt that allows long explanations to be forgone”).
But it also conveys a certain universality. When I say, for example, “The talks broke down because politics,” I’m not just describing a circumstance. I’m also describing a category. I’m making grand and yet ironized claims, announcing a situation and commenting on that situation at the same time. I’m offering an explanation and rolling my eyes — and I’m able to do it with one little word. Because variety. Because Internet. Because language.
Reblogging. Because linguistics.
This gives me such a boner. Because grammar.
That dog is just like
WELL ALRIGHT SIR HOW ARE YOU DOING? FANTASTIC. GOOD DAY.
THIS FUCKING DOG
Jane Austen skirt from Etsy!
LOVE LOVE LOVE