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I studied linguistics in college. I'm tired of hearing people say...

  • "You studied linguistics? Language is so fascinating!! Why, did you know the Eskimos have thousands of words for snow?"
  • "English is the hardest and most complex language in the world."
  • "Chinese and Japanese are more complex than English because they have such a big alphabet."
  • "'Irregardless' and 'ain't' are not words."
  • "Educated people have better language skills than uneducated people."
  • "Sign languages are not real languages. Deaf people don't need sign language cause they can just read lips."
  • "French, Spanish, and Italian came from Latin. And so did English."
  • "Children shouldn't go to school with a lot of non-English speaking kids, cause it'll corrupt their English."
  • "My great-grandparents were German, so it'd be easy for me to learn German."
  • "Shakespeare wrote his plays in Old English."<p>Same. It gets old really, really fast.</p>






i’m so upset

I just realized that the reason ghosts say Boo! is because it’s a latin verb

they’re literally saying ‘I alarm/I am alarming/I do alarm!!

I can’t

present active boōpresent infinitive boāreperfect active boāvīsupine boātum



if it comes from the latin word, they’re actually saying “I’M YELLING!” which is even cuter

do they speak latin because it’s a dead language

(Source: pidgeling, via languagelinguistics)


A few minutes ago my coworker said “The sexual position formerly known as 69 will now be referred to as 96. Due to the economy, the price of eating out has gone up.”

My boss is still crying.

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you people should  learn about the goetic demons like for example:


this is prince stolas, he is a long legged owl demon who teaches knowledge about astronomy and herbs to anyone who conjures him

whats not cool about an owl demon

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I just gave a goblin an accidental handjob in D&D I’m so

For anyone curious, I tried to rip his dick off and then botched my roll. Now our caravan won’t stop calling me the “Hand of Mercy”


(via thefuuuucomics)