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nevver:

Never get out of the car, Vanscapes by Alison Turner

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Re: Swearing in America We don't have the most variation in our swearing, whereas a lot of other languages have swears that capture more levels of intensity that just doesn't translate. The interesting thing about "fuck" though is it is just so flexible (in american dialects). You can use it as nearly every part of speech. As a result, however, we don't use much else. As a reader from America, the use of swears in American Gods sounded very natural to me. -A linguistics major

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neil-gaiman:

readyforspooky:

neil-gaiman:

I agree. The glory of fuck is all the things you can do with it and all the things it can do. It’s an unbefuckinglievably useful swear word (used just there as an expletive infixation). 

far be it for me to tell Neil Gaiman how to use words, but my understanding of infixation of “fucking” is that it immediately precedes the syllable with primary stress, so it would typically be “unfuckingbelievably” rather than “unbefuckinglievably” (unless you happen to pronounce the word “unbeLIEVable”)

sorry i’m a linguistics major and cursing is one of my interests, and i’ve never actually seen it pronounced or written that way before. i’m curious, is all.

Works for me…

Unbelievable has, to me, always been one of those words where the stress is variable, depending on the context. It’s UNbelievable as opposed to believable, but it’s unbeLIEVable as opposed to, say, unimaginable. The same way you’d say THIRTYsix as opposed to FORTYsix, but thirtySIX as opposed to thirtySEVEN.

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Rosamund Pike photographed by Nadav Kanderr

Rosamund Pike photographed by Nadav Kanderr

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therealdjqualls:

humansofnewyork:

"I found him in the trash. I named him Shadow because he followed me everywhere."

This cat can talk?

therealdjqualls:

humansofnewyork:

"I found him in the trash. I named him Shadow because he followed me everywhere."

This cat can talk?

photography humans of new york cats

ghoostdaughter:

Cross out what you’ve already read. Six is the average.

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Bible - Council of Nicea 
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
Middlemarch - George Eliot
Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
Bleak House - Charles Dickens
War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
Emma - Jane Austen
Persuasion - Jane Austen
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
Animal Farm - George Orwell
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Atonement - Ian McEwan
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
Dune - Frank Herbert
Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
The Secret History - Donna Tartt
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold 
Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
On The Road - Jack Kerouac
Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie 
Moby Dick - Herman Melville
Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
Dracula - Bram Stoker
The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
Ulysses - James Joyce 
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
Germinal - Emile Zola
Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
Possession - AS Byatt
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
The Color Purple - Alice Walker
The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
Charlotte’s Web - EB White
The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
Watership Down - Richard Adams
A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole 
A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
Hamlet - William Shakespeare
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
The Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer
Paradise Lost - John Milton
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
White Fang - Jack London
The Portrait of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
Queen of the Damned - Anne Rice
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson
The Call of the Wild - Jack London
The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz — L. Frank Baum
Don Quixote — Miguel DeCervantes

Where the Wild Things Are — Maurice Sendak
The Cat in the Hat — Dr Seuss
The Giver — Lois Lowry
Inkheart — Cornelia Funke
Divine Comedy — Dante Alighieri
Macbeth — William Shakespeare
Romeo and Juliet — William Shakespeare
The Child Called ‘It’ — Dave Pelzer
The Hunger Games — Suzanne Collins
The Diary of a Young Girl — Anne Frank
Night — Elie Wiesel
Les Misérables — Victor Hugo
The Odyssey — Homer
The Scarlet Letter — Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Brothers Karamazov — Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Eragon — Christopher Paolini
Song of Ice and Fire: Game of Thrones series— George R.R Martin
The Art of War— Sun Tzu
The Joy Luck Club— Amy Tan
Mary Poppins— P.L. Travers
Roots— Alex Haily
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings— Maya Aangelou
Naked Lunch—William S. Burroughs
Howl— Allen Ginsberg
Interview With a Vampire— Anne Rice
The Shining— Stephen King
Jim Hensons Labyrinth — A.G.H Smith
Percy Jackson and the Olympians— Rick Riordan
The Heroes of Olympus— Rick Riordan
The Kane Chronicles— Rick Riordan

I’m pretty sure that average is just there to make us feel good about ourselves - though 59’s not a bad score, if I say so myself.

More importantly, though - there’s a Labyrinth book? I need to read that.

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corruptress:

quiet-knives:

PSA: because I keep seeing that shitty manipulated photo of Emma Watson on my dash. THAT PHOTO WAS PHOTOSHOPPED.  The original photo (with another from the same shoot, is from 2011 with Mariano Vivanco) are pictured above. Please don’t perpetuate this error. 

Deliberately spreading an altered image of Emma Watson which purports to show her breasts as a statement against threats of nude photo leaks is the height of hypocrisy and whoever did it should be ashamed. (x)

omg didnt know

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it’s just so funny to me that, where feminism responds to the current socio-political situation, ‘masculinism’ only responds to feminism.
like, i am one hundred percent sure that without feminism it would never even have occurred to these men’s rights activists that they were somehow not getting as many rights as they should be

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