star-anise:

aebot:

the canadian struggle

OKAY GUYS LET ME SHOW YOU HOW TO DO THIS

star-anise:

aebot:

the canadian struggle

OKAY GUYS LET ME SHOW YOU HOW TO DO THIS

(via it-must-be-so-relaxing)

bookofrevelation:

slightly older female friends are truly a force for good in this world

(via cesario-viola)

Tags: TRUTH

"

Languages animate objects by giving them names, making them noticeable when we might not otherwise be aware of them. Tuvan has a word iy (pronounced like the letter e), which indicates the short side of a hill.

I had never noticed that hills had a short side. But once I learned the word, I began to study the contours of hills, trying to identify the iy. It turns out that hills are asymmetrical, never perfectly conical, and indeed one of their sides tends to be steeper and shorter than the others.

If you are riding a horse, carrying firewood, or herding goats on foot, this is a highly salient concept. You never want to mount a hill from the iy side, as it takes more energy to ascend, and an iy descent is more treacherous as well. Once you know about the iy, you see it in every hill and identify it automatically, directing your horse, sheep, or footsteps accordingly.

This is a perfect example of how language adapts to local environment, by packaging knowledge into ecologically relevant bits. Once you know that there is an iy, you don’t really have to be told to notice it or avoid it. You just do. The language has taught you useful information in a covert fashion, without explicit instruction.

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K. David Harrison, The Last Speakers (via perugu—-annam)

(Source: simhasanam, via cinquespotted)

Tags: language

markusbones:

If you look at the world and say “Yes, there are enough homes for people, yes, there is enough food for people, but if we give it away for free they won’t have earned it and the economy will collapse.” Then you have chosen money (a constructed medium of exchange) over living beings who only want to continue living in peace and safety.

And I have no qualms telling you, that is the wrong choice, and you have been brainwashed by this destructive, exploitative system.

(via midnight-silver)

"Women, like men, are taught and often internalise the message that female bodies should be heavily policed. We are taught to see ourselves as piecemeal objects, and told that failing to cover up our bodies is akin to leaving the front door open when we leave the house. We know that, sadly, one is not immune to misogyny merely by virtue of being female."

We can’t let misogynists take over the internet – be they male or female (via fucknosexistcostumes)

(Source: sancty, via cinnacorn)

Tags: queue

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artbymoga:

stylefordays:

tyleroakley:

9 words to make you really think.

This. Is. Profound.

This is something everyone should see

artbymoga:

stylefordays:

tyleroakley:

9 words to make you really think.

This. Is. Profound.

This is something everyone should see

(Source: flinch-nerds, via asthoughtobreathewerelife)

teamfivey said: [LotR] aro ace Frodo Baggins in a queerplatonic relationship with Samwise Gamgee is important to me

tpzl:

servbot42:

suppermariobroth:

The Super Mario Bros. main theme without the high lead instrument. Mildly depressing.

how is this blog so fucking incredible

this isn’t depressing this is like 8bit smooth jazz

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