hey baby, come here often?

nakedly:

you are not fat
you have fat 
you also have fingernails 
you are not fingernail 

(via manda)

darthxochitl:

that guy is about to battle like thirty cats

darthxochitl:

that guy is about to battle like thirty cats

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surprisebitch:

the props and outfits in porn are amazing

surprisebitch:

the props and outfits in porn are amazing

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allthingslinguistic:hyperboreanhapocanthosaurus:

So you know what I don’t get? Why people repeat words. (x)

Grammar time: it’s called “contrastive reduplication,” and it’s a form of intensification that is relatively common. Finnish does a very similar thing, and others use near-reduplication (rhyme-based) to intensify, like Hungarian (pici ‘tiny’, ici-pici ‘very tiny’).

Even the typologically-distant group of Bantu languages utilize reduplication in a strikingly similar fashion with nouns: Kinande oku-gulu ‘leg’, oku-gulu-gulu ‘a REAL leg’ (Downing 2001, includes more with verbal reduplication as well).

I suppose the difficult aspect of English reduplication is not through this particular type, but the fact that it utilizes many other types of reduplication: baby talk (choo-choo, no-no), rhyming (teeny-weeny, super-duper), and the ever-famous “shm” reduplication: fancy-schmancy (a way of denying the claim that something is fancy).

screams my professor was trying to find an example of reduplication so the next class he came back and said “I FOUND REDUPLICATION IN ENGLISH” and then he said “Milk milk” and everyone was just “what?” and he said “you know when you go to a coffee shop and they ask if you want soy milk and you say ‘no i want milk milk’” and everyone just had this collective sigh of understanding.

Another name for this particular construction is contrastive focus reduplication, and there’s a famous linguistics paper about it which is commonly known as the Salad Salad Paper. You know, because if you want to make it clear that you’re not talking about pasta salad or potato salad, you might call it “salad salad”. The repetition indicates that you’re intending the most prototypical meaning of the word, like green salad or cow’s milk, even though other things can be considered types of salad or milk. 

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neptunain:

my favorite band is the beatles. i also enjoy the taste of flour

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sh4ne:

paceboy:

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caraknightley:

nice text post where’d you get it the toilet store

Why would a toilet store sell text posts?? That doesn’t seem like a very lucrative good to sell at a toilet store…….. 

shane i’m gonna fill a pillowcase full of bars of soap and beat the shit out of you with it

maybe you can buy the pillowcase and the soap at the toilet store now that they’ve expanded their merchandise offerings

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iswearimnotnaked:

If you live anywhere near Evansville Indiana please be safe because apparently 10 women have been abducted and now they’re saying it’s a possible serial killer sO please don’t go anywhere alone

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