welcome to harvard: linguistics 101
Is this reality?
yo the word fucking is actually really interesting because it’s one of american english’s only infixes
YES THIS IS ACTUALLY REALLY COOL MY AP ENGLISH TEACHER WENT ON A 5-MINUTE RANT ABOUT “FUCK” AND HOW IT’S THE ONLY WORD YOU CAN INSERT INTO OTHER WORDS
I JUST HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS ABOUT THE WORD “FUCK” OKAY
This is actually really cool because technically “fuck” can’t even be an infix, as it’s a meaningful free morpheme and those can’t be used as grammatical morphemes (also in English infixes only exist in fossilized form) but the use of “fuck” for inflectional word formation is actually fascinating
As I see it, the more and more frequent use of a word as a suffix implies that it’s undergoing semantic bleaching
Soon, possibly not during our generation’s or our children’s or grandchildren’s lifespan, the word “fuck” may eventually lose its meaning and become a grammatical intensifying suffix or possibly the only actual inflix in the English language
and if you don’t think that’s at least kinda cool then I feel sorry for you son because linguistics is an amazing field of study and gdi I love the English language
Reblogging again for the commentary from the wonderful weresquirrel
Fuck is English’s only functional infix.
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As a way to combat the spread of mosquitoes and other insects breeding in the stagnant water, locals introduced koi and catfish to the former mall. Not only did the fish take care of the pest problem, they’ve thrived. It is now one of the world’s largest urban ponds.
Fact: 17% of all shark attacks are actually hedgehogs pretending to be said sharks.
I love my skin!
Sesame Street has always been so good
(I guess I couldn’t follow a prompt if my life depended on it? but here is my best try. writing style shamelessly inspired by ughhh robin from Hoovahhoopah - with permission. if you only have time to read one fic, that one is much better)
they’ve been fucking and fucking and fucking some more. it’s been going on for months now. sometimes they shout at each other and other times Regina throws things that fly around her and never really hit her. but mostly they just fuck until they forget they’re Emma and Regina and of all the things they should be doing, this isn’t one of them.
then there was that one time they didn’t fuck or shout. Regina had been tired so the frenzy had turned into something that felt like slow-motion to Emma. it was too much, every single scent and every single touch and Emma was bursting and bursting like her body was no longer enough to contain what lies within. afterwards Regina had been sleepy or perhaps she’d just been so utterly, thoroughly well-fucked that she’d kissed Emma once, twice, with a sweetness so unlike her that time had stood still until Regina had got up and left like she always did.
that was the exact moment Emma Swan fell in love.
after that, everything had gone to hell.
There’s going to be approximately 1 fic + its art every hour for the next three days.
Watch. This. Space.
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