commonly misused words - learn the proper usage of these words to get your way up to any English proficiency exams - IELTS, TOEFL, GRE, etc.
Reactions from people whose language I was trying to learn:
Germans: Oh you’re learning German? Hey, you’re not so bad at it. Don’t fuck it up though.
French: About time you learned French.
Russians, Koreans, Spanish-speakers: WOW YOU’RE LEARNING MY LANGUAGE? LET ME HELP YOU I CAN GET SOME MATERIALS FOR YOU AND RECOMMEND SOME SITES AND VIDEOS, DID YOU JUST SAY “HELLO” IN MY LANGUAGE? YOU ARE SO GREAT WOW I AM SO IMPRESSED
Dutch: but why would you do this
why would you do this
Submitted by allthingslinguistic.
A group of organised and wickedly funny linguistics students have created a set of “Linguists Against Humanity” cards. These are modeled on, and can be used in conjunction with, Cards Against Humanity - a game that is more or less a NSFW madlibs.
I’ve not had a chance to play with the LAH cards, but they looks great. As far as linguistics based games are concerned, there’s definitely less knowledge needed to play this than LTAG!
One of the best things is that they take requests!
i’m like so happy that betty is here just thumping her tail supportively while lucy had her seizure. i knew spencer was a little shit but for some reason i expected him to stay with lucy more than i did betty
one of our dogs is probably dying. i’m going on 14 hours of sitting with her. i have to be up in 7 hours to bring her to the vet
i really don’t want to go to sleep in case she has another seizure in the night
give me some support or advice please tumblr
my mom just squeezed a bunch of paint out and then capped the bottle without letting air back into it what do i do
Look at this image. This image was sent to me via text message by my friend Connor earlier today. The caption was “I cannot even HANDLE this” and I was very confused. You can’t read the text in the photo, so what on earth is this? I looked at the squares of color for a moment, completely mystified about what on earth they were supposed to be, maybe the text was supposed to give context to the squares and Connor had simply made an error. And then it hit me.
The squares of color are the classic Constanza.jpg meme broken down into it’s most basic of details. Based on nothing more than the colors, I was able to recognize his skin, shirt, the blue of fence behind him and conjure an image in my mind of the intended source material.
Pointillism is an art movement that was born out of impressionism. It is characterized by dots of color applied in very specific patterns to display the suggestion of the subject material.
The above image is from Seurat’s classic Un dimanche après-midi à l’Île de la Grande Jatte. There is very little precise detail in the image. Instead, Seurat applies small groupings of colored dots to show the viewer a man’s mustache or the the brim of a hat.
By applying this knowledge to Costanza.jpg, we can conclude that the image the Connor sent to me earlier could possibly be classified as a pointillist meme.
Ladies and Gentlemen, if All Your Base and the Dancing Baby were the birth of the meme, and things like Advice Dog and Rickroll were the Renaissance, then we have finally reached impressionist memes and I for one cannot wait for the abstract.