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Posts tagged vrac
we have literally created our own dialogue? language? here on tumblr and i think that is the most amazing thing ever
please disregard my shitty editing skills
no listen this is actually really amazing because this is a real thing. i think this counts as a pidgin language. a pidgin language is basically a changed, simplified version of a language. you can change the spellings of words, pronunciation, grammar rules, or even make up new words. i think. i’d have to research it a bit more to be sure but i’m 90% sure this is right. if its not a pidgin language, then its a lingua franca but thats more used for trade and stuff like that. but still a new language. so yes, we’ve created our own language. we’ve changed the whole sentence structure. we can trail off sentences, say things like “i just cant”, and use words like ship, OTP, fic, fandom, feels, and ship names and everyone will understand what you’re saying. the part that i love most is how people go “OMGH IM CRIIY NIG SOIOO HARD” and understand each other. for example “IM LIUA GHMNIG”. that one was incredibly easy, but if you knew that said “I’m laughing”, congratulations. You speak a pidgin language. we can even say stuff like “Does anyone know of a Johnlock fic, at least 20k words, not a WIP, with no OCs, and is Post-Reichenbach? Or just a Destiel PWP would be great.” To someone not on tumblr, that wouldn’t make any sense. but you understood, didn’t you? One characteristic of a pidgin language is that you have to learn it like a second language. Another characteristic is that it is frequently changing. tumblr goes through many trends with how we talk. if i remember correctly, when i first made an account about two years ago, talking like this wasn’t quite as common. also, that thing of suddenly capitalizing your sentence is fairly recent. you know, when people go “the new epISODE IS TOMORROW”. Like one of the people up there said, all of this is awesome because how else do you easily show emotion and tone over the internet? we’ve even made a whole sense of humour that most people here share in. There’s so much more that I could talk about with this, but i’m tired and i may be entirely wrong about everything. but yes. people on the fandom side of tumblr who speak like this are speaking a new language
As an anthropologist-in-training…I think I can safely say that this is legit. And awesome.
Yep. It’s a pidgin, born of texting and extreme youth. Get used to it.
Wait… Does this mean that I can say that I speak both English and Tumblrese?
Oh my god.
I’ve noticed my recent verbal speaking patterns to reflect the way I read this written language in my every day life. A lot of people have actually commented on it.
This is just fascinating…
I’ve been curious about this for a while now…
Reblogging because 1. COMMUNICATION EVOLUTION WITHIN COMMUNITIES AND ITS FUCKING AWESOME.
2. I corrupted Typey’s “speech” to the point where her co-workers were like ‘WTF?’ and to this day it makes me giggle.
I only have one quibble with one of the posters in the original post. Its not a “theory” its a hypothesis. You’d need to test it extensively to be a theory.
Calm your tits! D:!
i’M TRYING But IT’s HARDER THAN IT LOOKS
HOLD UP! I have a solution to this!
Follow my lead, people!
Simply pat your boobs and tell say ‘Everything will be fine. It’s okay.’
Then everything will be fine.
You dumb females. This is obviously fake.
Huh? What is this?
YE DID NOT HEAD MY WARNING
THIS IS THE FUNNIEST THING I’VE EVER SEEN
This is the only “hey girls” that I fully support
I wonder what mine do…
IDONT EVEN CARE HOW LONG THIS POST IS THIS IS THE FUNNIEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN IN YM ENTIRE LIFE
Every few months, a new “Literature is Dead/Dying” think piece crops up in high-profile media. Perhaps you’ve noticed. As a book nerd, I certainly have, though they’ve begun to bleed together: Their diagnoses of literature’s ills tend to be eerily similar.
I’ve suspected for a while that these essays, as a category, might somehow be rooted in declining privilege: Literature has never been a majority interest in America, so I’ve wondered if these writers might be projecting some kind of status insecurity onto literature. Still, until recently I’d never thought to look at the identities of the authors before. And I certainly never thought I’d discover that every last author whose work I had read on the subject would be a white male—or that all but one was straight.
Read more. [Image: Wikimedia; Mark Edmundson]
#points and laughs #points and laughs some more #MAKE WAY MOTHERFUCKIZ #I’m so excited about this #like yeah dude #y’all have been writing the same book for hundreds upon hundreds of years #no shit there’s a ‘weak demand for [your so-called] ‘serious books” #no shit we have no interest in you anymore #no shit we’re looking to female / queer / poc / etc authors for a fresh perspective #go cry you big overprivileged babies #scribble some more arrogant freudian shit that no one wants to read #(except more straight white dudes with an overinflated sense of their own importance) #(sure straight white guys can produce fabulous writing that I love but they’re usually the ones who aren’t up their own asses) #(your david foster wallaces and bret easton ellises can go fuck themselves the boring arrogant pricks)
So much all these comments. It’s ongoing save the white cis het dude ivory tower academics! Endangered species.
I just had this conversation with a straight white dude a few days ago. Imagine his shock when I rattled off the names of a good half dozen authors of color who are writing amazing things and winning awards for it. He actually started Googling them in front of me like I was lying to him. He got even madder when he realized that two of them were published by houses that have rejected him. Often. I pointed out that if he tried reading things written by people who aren’t just like him, his writing might improve, but I don’t think he got it.
reminder that this is the actual greatest youtube video of all time
the preview image is the girls about to kiss and it doesn’t display the title until you click play so i really didn’t know what to expect
BUT THE COMMENTS ON THE VIDEO OMG
a dystopia where in order to have some semblance of decent human rights you have to fit into a set of specific criteria based on things such as race, gender, sexuality, and income, the ideal combination of which is met only by a small portion of society oh wait
can you imagine how amazing and mindblowing it would be to meet people who’ve lived for generations on a continent you didn’t know existed, full of food you’ve never tasted and weather you’ve never experienced, and who have languages and religions and cultures that aren’t in any way influenced by yours
that would be completely unbelievable and valuable beyond words
or, you know, you could kill them all and build colonies
do you ever cook something in the microwave but it’s still really cold in the middle and you just keep eating it instead of heating it longer because life is pointless and entropy is unavoidable and the universe is filled with callous and casual destruction
i dont exist so you can find me attractive and acceptable