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21st September 2014

Photoset reblogged from Ramblings Of An Unrepentant Madwoman with 251,409 notes

lovelynobody00:

youngandnerdy:

etchasketchbitch:

time-to-shank-a-bitch:

….Witchcraft….

I would eat the entire game before anybody wins.

NO. WHENEVER YOU CAPTURE ONE OF YOUR OPPONENT’S PIECES, YOU GET TO EAT IT.

this is basically beer pong for a vulcan

Source: tm73

21st September 2014

Post reblogged from The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows with 7,808 notes

onism

dictionaryofobscuresorrows:

n. the frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits only one place at a time, which is like standing in front of the departures screen at an airport, flickering over with strange place names like other people’s passwords, each representing one more thing you’ll never get to see before you die—and all because, as the arrow on the map helpfully points out, you are here.

11th September 2014

Photo reblogged from :: the digital grotto :: with 51,557 notes

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6th September 2014

Post reblogged from Ramblings Of An Unrepentant Madwoman with 1,012,145 notes

dumbscar:

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HAVE SOME PENGUINS CHASING A BUTTERFLY

4th September 2014

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solongasitswords:

allthingslinguistic:

Writing Skills: XKCD is on point about language again.
Here’s a study from this year on kids who use abbreviations while texting, and here’s a summary of previous studies: 

The first study, published in 2008, showed that 11 and 12-year-olds in Britain who used more textisms — whether misspelled words (“ppl,” instead of “people”), grammatically incorrect substitutions (“2” for “to” or “too”), wrong verb forms (“he do” instead of “he does”), or missing punctuation — compared to properly written words tended to have slightly better scores on standardized grammar and writing tests and had better spelling, after controlling for test scores in other subjects and other factors. A 2009 study, conducted by some of the same researchers on 88 kids between 10 and 12 years old, found similar associations between high textism use and slightly better reading ability.

Hovertext from the xkcd comic: I’d like to find a corpus of writing from children in a non-self-selected sample (e.g. handwritten letters to the president from everyone in the same teacher’s 7th grade class every year)—and score the kids today versus the kids 20 years ago on various objective measures of writing quality. I’ve heard the idea that exposure to all this amateur peer practice is hurting us, but I’d bet on the generation that conducts the bulk of their social lives via the written word over the generation that occasionally wrote book reports and letters to grandma once a year, any day.

Once again we find that texting is not ruining language! Huzzah!

solongasitswords:

allthingslinguistic:

Writing Skills: XKCD is on point about language again.

Here’s a study from this year on kids who use abbreviations while texting, and here’s a summary of previous studies: 

The first study, published in 2008, showed that 11 and 12-year-olds in Britain who used more textisms — whether misspelled words (“ppl,” instead of “people”), grammatically incorrect substitutions (“2” for “to” or “too”), wrong verb forms (“he do” instead of “he does”), or missing punctuation — compared to properly written words tended to have slightly better scores on standardized grammar and writing tests and had better spelling, after controlling for test scores in other subjects and other factors. A 2009 study, conducted by some of the same researchers on 88 kids between 10 and 12 years old, found similar associations between high textism use and slightly better reading ability.

Hovertext from the xkcd comic: I’d like to find a corpus of writing from children in a non-self-selected sample (e.g. handwritten letters to the president from everyone in the same teacher’s 7th grade class every year)—and score the kids today versus the kids 20 years ago on various objective measures of writing quality. I’ve heard the idea that exposure to all this amateur peer practice is hurting us, but I’d bet on the generation that conducts the bulk of their social lives via the written word over the generation that occasionally wrote book reports and letters to grandma once a year, any day.

Once again we find that texting is not ruining language! Huzzah!

Source: allthingslinguistic

3rd September 2014

Link reblogged from the s is silent with 42,458 notes

Better Identification of Viking Corpses Reveals: Half of the Warriors Were Female | Tor.com →

bisexualpiratequeen:

"Researchers at the University of Western Australia decided to revamp the way they studied Viking remains. Previously, researchers had misidentified skeletons as male simply because they were buried with their swords and shields. (Female remains were identified by their oval brooches, and not much else.) By studying osteological signs of gender within the bones themselves, researchers discovered that approximately half of the remains were actually female warriors, given a proper burial with their weapons.”

Women have always fought. We have always been there, ‘contributing to history’. Our own, modern sexism contributes to the erasure of it.

(Bolding mine)

Source: bisexualpiratequeen

2nd September 2014

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levanna:

finallyfoundstability:

I want this

OMG.

levanna:

finallyfoundstability:

I want this

OMG.

Source: onceuponachippedteacup

2nd September 2014

Post reblogged from Ramblings Of An Unrepentant Madwoman with 40,531 notes

castorochiaro:

Guardians of the Galaxy was such a fantastic movie!”

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"There were a lot of issues with GotG that should be addressed and Marvel should work on improving with future movies."

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Source: castorochiaro

2nd September 2014

Photoset reblogged from unplug the jukebox with 558,454 notes

mylifeaskriz:

ruineshumaines:

Liz Climo on Tumblr.

this really cheered me up

Source: ruineshumaines

2nd September 2014

Photo reblogged from the square inch with 48,045 notes

anatsuno:

leupagus:

riahhf:

#bigthighproblems

YOU CAN GET THEM REPAIRED THOUGH. There’s a place in NYC called Denim Therapy; I’ve had my favorite jeans fixed by them, where it was almost as big a hole as this one. They use some kind of really tough lattice-type cotton and so far (it’s been 6 months) the jeans are still perfect.
You just mail them in with a note explaining what you want fixed and they mail them back in like two weeks. It was like $15 too - SO WORTH IT since jeans are a bitch and a half to shop for.


I wish I could take advantage of this service, omg

anatsuno:

leupagus:

riahhf:

#bigthighproblems

YOU CAN GET THEM REPAIRED THOUGH. There’s a place in NYC called Denim Therapy; I’ve had my favorite jeans fixed by them, where it was almost as big a hole as this one. They use some kind of really tough lattice-type cotton and so far (it’s been 6 months) the jeans are still perfect.

You just mail them in with a note explaining what you want fixed and they mail them back in like two weeks. It was like $15 too - SO WORTH IT since jeans are a bitch and a half to shop for.

I wish I could take advantage of this service, omg

Source: rxvhh