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Jadzia, girl, 27. Polish. emotionally invested in tjlc; trying to write a phd in linguistics but failing miserably so far
Anonymous asked:
why do black people use you in the wrong context? such is "you ugly" instead of "you're ugly" I know u guys can differentiate, it's a nuisance

miniprof:

rsbenedict:

prettyboyshyflizzy:

you a bitch

It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.

So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.

What’s more, it’s been shown that copula deletion occurs in AAVE exactly in those contexts where copula contraction occurs in so-called “Standard American English.” That is, the basic sentence “You are great” can become “You’re great” in SAE and “You great” in AAVE, but “I know who you are” cannot become “I know who you’re” in SAE, and according to reports, neither can you get “I know who you” in AAVE.

In other words, AAVE is a set of grammatical rules just as complex and systematic as SAE, and the widespread belief that it is not is nothing more than yet another manifestation of deeply internalized racism.

killbenedictcumberbatch:

willowmansdaughter:

Martin & Cracker

what kind of name is martin for a dog

killbenedictcumberbatch:

willowmansdaughter:

Martin & Cracker

what kind of name is martin for a dog

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20k-colnote replied to your photoset “Oh, Sherlock, if you take one more step I swear I will kill you.” …”

Couldn’t help to notice in the parallels, Mrs Hudson is the smiley; at Magnussen’s office Mary has 3 reflections, Mary Morstan, AGRA, and…? S4?

yes! i actually thought the same thing, but i don’t really know what’s the significance of this

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"You can trust Mary, she saved my life"

what a tender world that would be

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"Oh, Sherlock, if you take one more step I swear I will kill you."

"No, Mrs Watson. You won’t."

what is tjlc explain please

wsswatson:

the jesus lovers club

11 hours ago on September 2nd with 224 notes | reblog |
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Tagged as: #lmao
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Anonymous asked:
I have the feeling sherlock and john will kiss on s4 at first for a case but sherlock will mean it when john will believe (quite disappointed) that sherlock would never ever kiss him like that because he's just not interested and it's all for the work.

actually after TEH i don’t think we will get any kinds of ‘fake’ kisses between them. i have a feeling it’s going to be all or nothing

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Anonymous asked:
Now that I see it in comparison, the scene were he drinks the wine before asking mary to marry him and the one were he takes the shot after he requests one more that sherlock "mustn't see" are very alike

clearly “I don’t mind” was a type of proposal 

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Anonymous asked:
A moment of silence for the user that I formerly followed that converted from being a tjlc believer into a anti-shipper thanks to users ben* and why**** :(

hmm i don’t really know who are you referring to

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