Anonymous asked:

Top 5 kissers

☆ prairie dryad ☆ Answer:

  1. the wind
  2. sunlight
  3. puppies
  4. people with a sense for subtlety
  5. people that are mindful of others’ body language, pay attention to what’s working/what isn’t

I did some reading on pronouns in other languages.  Apparently languages with gender-neutral pronouns are used in a lot of languages, including Sino-Tibetan (Chinese), Uralic (Finnish/Hungarian/Estonian), Georgian, Korean, Turkic languages, Vietnamese, Persian, Bantu languages, Volta-Niger languages, and many more.

Sadly, many languages adapted to using gender-specific pronouns after European contact, like Mandarin Chinese who, in the early 20th century, introduced the new symbol 她, a female form of the pronoun 他, the latter now meaning exclusively “he”, though both are still pronounced identically.

At any rate, gendered pronouns seem particularly prominent in Indo-European languages.  I wonder if there’s a certain point in history when that began?

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mari-on-tea:

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WHATS THIS MOVIE!?

I WISH I KNEW!!!

The name of this movie is Top Secret

Dude, top secret is such a good movie.

this movie has an entire bar fight sequence that takes place underwater

for no reason at all

next date night movie

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(edit: I missed it)

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theotherputa said: what about me

you may find time to manicure your nails, and be perfect where your rival fails, but the other puta will spend her life being like “honey come back to bed” to someone who always replies “hold on, figuring out these noun declensions”

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postmodernbutttouch:

moment of silence for people who think europe is a continent

longer moment of silence for textbooks that say europe is a continent

yamammiwammi said: ?

Well okay, in all fairness, the number of continents is disputed as being anywhere from four to seven, depending on how you count it.  However, if Europe is considered a full-fledged continent, then why not the Indian subcontinent as well?  Europe is completely attached to Asia, the only arguable separation being the Ural Mountains.  This six-continent model with Eurasia is preferred by geographers, and is in use in Russia, Japan, and eastern Europe.  Meanwhile, another six-continent model (counting North and South America as one continent) is used in Spanish-speaking countries.

On the other hand, the seven-continent model wherein Europe is somehow its own continent is pretty much exclusive to western Europe, to countries that have been colonized by the UK, and China.  My hunch as to why this is so is that denying Europe as its own continent is a threat to Eurocentrism.  that’s just me though

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moment of silence for people who think europe is a continent

longer moment of silence for textbooks that say europe is a continent