okay goodnight love y’all

whosaprettypolyglot:

maskedlinguist:

lindentreeisle:

acepalindrome:

robotwithhumanhairpt50:

notmysecret:

i…

Fuck

Actually, ‘fall’ has its origins as an Anglo-Saxon word, and was popularized for use to denote the season around the 16th century from the poetic term ‘the fall of leaf.’ In the language that would develop after 1066, words that were coded as being common or lowly generally had Anglo-Saxon roots while the ‘educated’ words of the elite had French and Latin roots. This is why, even in modern English, we use ‘cow,’ which has an Anglo-Saxon origin, for the animal out in the field and ‘beef,’ which has a French origin, for the food to be consumed. The poor handle the animal while the rich eat the meat, and that is reflected in the language. The language of the conquerors was elevated while the language of the conquered was made base and common. If ‘autumn’ sounds smarter than ‘fall,’ that is only the linguistic snobbery of history talking.

LINGUISTIC BITCHSLAP.

Thank you. I was too lazy to find my post.

Fun related fact - the meaning of the word “November” in several Slavic languages (and “October” in Croatian because fuck you that’s why) - variations on listopad - is also named for falling leaves, list being “leaf” and pad being “fall”.

yes! this is always why words like “piss” and “shit” and “fuck” - which are anglo-saxon in origin - are considered much more vulgar than their more acceptable counterparts, “urinate” and “defecate” and “copulate” - the language of the defeated party literally became swear words

whosaprettypolyglot:

maskedlinguist:

lindentreeisle:

acepalindrome:

robotwithhumanhairpt50:

notmysecret:

i…

Fuck

Actually, ‘fall’ has its origins as an Anglo-Saxon word, and was popularized for use to denote the season around the 16th century from the poetic term ‘the fall of leaf.’ In the language that would develop after 1066, words that were coded as being common or lowly generally had Anglo-Saxon roots while the ‘educated’ words of the elite had French and Latin roots. This is why, even in modern English, we use ‘cow,’ which has an Anglo-Saxon origin, for the animal out in the field and ‘beef,’ which has a French origin, for the food to be consumed. The poor handle the animal while the rich eat the meat, and that is reflected in the language. The language of the conquerors was elevated while the language of the conquered was made base and common. If ‘autumn’ sounds smarter than ‘fall,’ that is only the linguistic snobbery of history talking.

LINGUISTIC BITCHSLAP.

Thank you. I was too lazy to find my post.

Fun related fact - the meaning of the word “November” in several Slavic languages (and “October” in Croatian because fuck you that’s why) - variations on listopad - is also named for falling leaves, list being “leaf” and pad being “fall”.

yes! this is always why words like “piss” and “shit” and “fuck” - which are anglo-saxon in origin - are considered much more vulgar than their more acceptable counterparts, “urinate” and “defecate” and “copulate” - the language of the defeated party literally became swear words

reallyreallyreallytrying:

to get a sense of how big the universe is, imagine a window. now imagine a guy leaning in the window and explaining that it’s super big, and huge

person: so where did you learn html?
me: not.... neopets...

most of the time i think really old urls should be released but occasionally

catholicnun:

Here’s a 6 selfie ish post please follow me

i used makeup to make my eyebrows look like they make sense for my hair color instead of just being black and it’s so weird i keep watching myself in my webcam i feel like it looks really strange but i think it’s just normal looking

these are the best photos i’ve ever taken

wtfml replied to your photoset “hop on this six selfies train before it leaves the station”

you are cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute

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