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bogmoth:

I said “have a nice day!” to this old dude and apparently that’s not fucking good enough because he retrieved his wallet and from like a stack of 30 of these things pulled one out and gave it to me and said something like “I hope you reconsider your choices next time”

"Have a nice day" is well-wishing, it’s not an order. But if you give me this card, I will order you to shove it up your ass.

"Have a wonderful day!"

"YOU DIDN’T SAY IT RIGHT HOW DARE YOU ORDER ME TO HAVE A GOOD DAY! Here’s a card, educate yourself!"

This reminds me of when I was in middle school/high school and we’d go on field trips and go through a toll booth, and the person at the booth would tell the bus driver to “have a nice day” and after we’d driven off out of earshot this one guy would yell “Don’t tell me how to live my life!” and we’d laugh because even at the ages of like, 14 and 15 we understood that there’s a difference in meaning between telling someone what to do and saying “have a nice day!” We understood the English language better than this old dude, apparently. 

Hm. If you want a grammatical argument to fling back at anybody like this:

In English, we lost the subjunctive mood long ago.

What is a mood, you ask? Well, the indicative is one - that’s when you just observe that something is as it is - the car is red, Dean Winchester totally checked out that guy, and so on. The imperative is another mood - “Dean, check out that guy! Car, be red!” 

The subjunctive is another mood, expressing uncertainty, or that one thing depends on something else, mostly used to hope or pray for something. But since we don’t have it for English verbs anymore, we have to use a lot of extra words to express it, and it usually ends up being in a subordinate clause - “I hope that you have a safe journey. I think that the car (is/might be) red. I wish that Dean Winchester were/was/would be bisexual”.

Some other modern European languages still have the subjunctive - eg, in Italian, those two sentences would be “Penso che (I think + that) la macchina sia rossa” - sia, instead of è, because è is the indicative, whereas sia is the subjunctive, you see? And “Vorrei che Dean Winchester amasse gli uomini e anché le donne” = I wish that Dean Winchester loved/would love both men and women (instead of ‘ama’, which is just simply ‘loves’).

You see? In English, we need complicated extra words, and the verb tense often ends up sounding like the past tense, or like a conditional clause.

So we simplify. 

In Italian, you could skip the “Vorrei” (I wish…) and just say “Che Dean Winchester amasse gli uomini e le donne!” (etc - literally, “That Dean loved men and women!”) - and everybody would understand what you meant, because the verb is still in the subjunctive. In English, you don’t have the change to the verb itself. But everybody with an ounce of sense knows that “Have a nice day!” is short for “I hope that you have a nice day!”

It is not the imperative (“[I order you to] have a nice day!”). It’s a hope, a wish, even a blessing. Once upon a time it would even have been “May God grant that you have a nice day”. Perhaps, for some people, it still is.

So if somebody hands you a card like that and says “Stop telling me what to do,” you say to him, “Darling, that was me expressing a benevolent hope for your future. That was the subjunctive. You mistook it for the imperative. If you’d rather, I can give you a statement in the imperative mood: go and brush up your grammar.”

I am so glad I started following you on tumblr after you squeed over my Daenerys/Stannis —>Matilda/Stephen post. 

I like to use my grammar powers for good. :)

My response to such a card would have been something along the lines of, “I was wishing you a good day BEFORE but now I hope you have to trod barefoot over a FIELD OF INFINITE LEGO.”

all hail the subjunctive

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msjewbooty:

imamazinglyonfire:

msjewbooty:

microinfinity:

northrn:

lampsarepeopletoo:

msjewbooty:

the word gay is actually an acronym

god

actually doesn’t mind if

you’re gay

god

accepts

you

god

always

yugoslavia

gandalf 

ate

yoda 

stop adding your own acronyms to this it was beautiful and now it’s not

God 

Actually doesn’t mind if we add acronyms because 

yolo

im going to vomit on you

 
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hippofoliage:

mollsolverson:

i’m at kohl’s and they have an extraordinarily frumpy grandpa sweater with an american flag on it someone please draw steve rogers in this sweater

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sam’s 94 year old grandma knitted it for him and she used to have a big crush on captain america. 

 


cremsie:

I have the chance to get a conure baby and I’m so fucking tempted 

OOOoooOOoo, TWO birds for your sister to feed chicken to! :D

 
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But no, seriously… it’s the same kinda thing in real life, and that should scare the hell out of everyone.

(Source: sandandglass)



shodobear:

stunningpicture:

A grape, wearing a raspberry.

I am froot.

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gastrotherapy:

Back with the girl and finally got our 3D latte art at Chock Full of Beans. Love their latte that isn’t too bitter nor sweet even without syrup. Most places do not provide the art if you are ordering iced but CFOB definitely does not agree with that. So remember to get your Iced Lattes if you want to see some popping latte art

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Tue - Fri: 11:00 - 22:00
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OMG FAR TOO CUTE TO EXIST.

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buckbarrow:

do you ever have second-hand obsessions

like one of your friends is super obsessed with a thing so whenever you see something about it you’re like “YES THIS THING” but you’re not the one obsessed with it. they are. you know very little about this thing and yet it still excites you because it excites your friend

Thank you for giving me a term for this.

 


joshstewarttweets:

Here I thought they did…

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You know what else it costs to write about and talk about consent? I’m going to be super real with y’all. It has cost me the vast majority of my relationships with men. Not all at once, but eventually, over time, one by one. It was one sexist joke too many, it was one boundary-crossing-creep-defender over the line. It was the constant microaggressions or the combination of being privileged and defensive about it and unable or unwilling to do any better. Most grew weary of arguing about feminist issues, or about the fact that I wouldn’t let them just win those arguments, even though they usually had no idea what they were talking about. They couldn’t deal with the fact that I won’t allow anyone to say disparaging shit to and about me and mine. Or they won’t or can’t do better after I explain how to do better many many times and finally I have to peace out on them for my own safety. I have at present a tiny handful of guy friends. One I get into arguments with nearly every time we talk. I fear that relationship may go the way of most of my past relationships with subtly sexist men—away, that is to say. Which is really too fucking bad. Because the truth is, I don’t hate men—I hate male privilege. I really like men, shit, I love them actually, some of them. I miss having men friends, but not enough to let the mild misogyny slide. I have got to take care of me and mine. That’s where we clash, because I refuse to just smooth things over, to just let things go. They’re accustomed to deference and I’ve taught myself to drop that habit as best I can.


pr1ncessprivilege:

Wonder Woman casually hands Mjolnir to Thor

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popculturecatchall:

katblaque:

I have had it with the foolishness and the fuckery. You will be getting a very pointed, yet educational video about black face hopefully soon because I’m quite honestly DONE with ya’ll on the subject. White face will NEVER be comparable to black face. Never. 

White people have painted on other races while actively perpetuating stereotypes and actively oppressing the races they’ve painted on. It’s not just black face, it’s yellow face, brown face red face and so many others. I’m not gonna rant too much here because miss thing I am really pressed right now, but trust and believe that you will be hearing from me. 

This is a thing? Like, how do people make these arguments. How do their brains get this twisted up? I mean, I get like the fox newsies and their weird warped world. If you hear bullshit all day, sure, you’re going to miss the point on everything. But how do people not get that white face is not a thing. It’s not. That’s literally never been a problem ever in history at all. Like, are these the same people that talk about reverse racism and cisphobia and heterophobia and other dumb shit.

Like, come on other white people, just look around. The world exists, you can see this shit yourself. Feel free to actually look at it. If you gave it like any critical thought at all you would never think that white people are oppressed in any way due to their race. At all. Other things, maybe. Economics, sexuality, gender, ability: all that’s in play. But it ain’t our skin color.



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pudgychan:

christinajoanne:

Once Upon A December. Anastasia in Russian.  This would be the language that she would have sung in.

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In dubious reviews, my cats both flipped out when I started playing this. SUPER FASCINATED. (I don’t know what that means.)



captcreate:

"We got a badass over here."

(Source: levindis)

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