For one thing, the idea that there is only one right way of doing English – and everyone else is doing it wrong – is inherently flawed. And by “flawed” I mean illogical, elitist and even oppressive. Judgements about what counts as “right”, “good” and “correct” in writing and grammar always – ALWAYS – align with characteristics of the dialects spoken by privileged, mostly wealthy, mostly white people. We make these judgements based on learned biases, as well as a certain emotional attachment to our own way of doing things. But when people study dialects in an objective, scientific way (which is what cunning linguists actually do), they find that low-prestige dialects, such as African-American Vernacular English or Cockney English, have fully-formed grammar rules of their own that make just as much sense as any others. They are perfectly valid and functional forms of communication used by millions of people. The only difference is that they don’t have people running around telling everyone else to do it their way.
— Literacy Privilege: How I Learned to Check Mine Instead of Making Fun of People’s Grammar on the Internet (via stowaway)
A very old photo of Patan Durbar Square from North Photograph by: Johnston and Hoffman, ca 1883AD
Busy old fool, unruly Sun,
Why dost thou thus,
Through windows, and through curtains, call on us?
Must to thy motions lovers’ seasons run?
— The Sun Rising, by John Donne
waking up next to you
is my favourite thing
in the world.
you think you look disgusting
and i know you feel grotty
because i do too
but seeing you look
(and so beautiful)
only proves to me
that i’m not still
trapped in a beautiful
dream from the
(Source: oomoon, via devouryourthoughts)
“I think a great many men are looking for a mature woman of 20, or a young woman of 40.”
-Audrey Hepburn (via zuma)
November 27, 2013 at 10:47pm
It starts with the idea that football is collective. The hardest thing is to build a squad: A good squad is not the one that has lots of good players in it; a good squad is one where you have players who are compatible. The fullback has to be able to play with the winger on that same side. All the players have to identify with the play. If you have really good players but individual ones, if you don’t have those nexus on the pitch, it won’t work. Benzema united Bale and Ronaldo; Iniesta and Xavi make Messi better. Zlatan was a brilliant player, but it didn’t work with Messi.
Mark Waid And Chris Samnee To Relaunch Daredevil in 2014, Move the Character to San Francisco
By Joe Hughes
Last month, it was revealed that the current run of Daredevil, featuring the near-universally acclaimed work of collaborators Mark Waid and Chris Samnee, was coming to an end, and the title would conclude with issue #36. While It came as abrupt and unwelcome news to many readers, it seemed obvious that the book would shortly return in some capacity. What was less obvious was whether or not Waid and Samnee — who have each won Eisner Awards for their work on the series — would still be on board.
All fears were put to rest this afternoon, as Marvel announced Daredevil #1 will arrive in stores next year, and Waid and Samnee, along with colorist Javier Rodriguez and letterer Joe Caramagna, will be returning to the title, and Waid promises that the team is about to “change literally every aspect of Matt Murdock’s life.”
Happiness is.. playing in a fountain on a Wednesday night :)
November 10, 2013 at 2:12pm
Best thing I’ve seen on the back of a shirt was at Wolves, there was a 50 something guy (probably 60 something now) with a pony tail, who used to turn up to the games in full kit and on the back of his shirt was ~”Pleasuredome” with the number 69. Brilliant.
— Gollo, comments section
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