Day: April 24, 2018
“they” (1 word) is shorter than “he or she” (3 words)
“they” is more inclusive than “he/she”
“themself” flows more naturally than “him or herself”
“they” is less clunky than “(s)he”
it’s time to replace the awkward “she or he”
“hey can you go ask they what does they want for dinner, and when is they coming over to watch movies with they?”
“Hey, can you go ask them what they want for dinner, and when they’re coming over to watch movies?”
Step one is learning how to talk like a human person.
“I shouldn’t like to punish anyone, even if they’d done me wrong.” —George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss (1860)
“A person can’t help their birth.” —William Thackeray, Vanity Fair (1848)
“But to expose the former faults of any person, without knowing what their present feelings were, seemed unjustifiable.” —Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (1813)
“Every Fool can do as they’re bid.” —Jonathan Swift, Polite Conversation (1738)
“So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.” —King James Bible, Matthew 18:35 (transl. 1611)
“God send every one their heart’s desire!” —William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing (~1600)
“Now this king did keepe a great house, that euerie body might come and take their meat freely.” —Sir Philip Sidney, the Arcadia (1580)
“If … a psalme scape any person, or a lesson, or els yt they omyt one verse or twayne…” —William Bonde, The Pylgrimage of Perfection (1526)
“And whoso fyndeth hym out of swich blame, / They wol come up and offre a Goddés name” —Geoffrey Chaucer, The Pardoner’s Tale (~1380)
“þan hastely hiȝed eche wiȝt on hors & on fote, / huntyng wiȝt houndes alle heie wodes, / til þei neyȝþed so neiȝh to nymphe þe soþe [Then hastily hied each person on horse and on foot / hunting with hounds all the high woods / ‘til they came so near, to tell the truth]” —William and the Werwolf (transl. ~1350-1375)
“Bath ware made sun and mon, / Aiþer wit þer ouen light [Both were made sun and moon / Either with their own light]” —Cursor Mundi (~1325)
We’ve been using they/them/their pronouns to indicate a person with unspecified gender for a long ass fucking time. The only reason it’s become a big issue lately is because it can be used as a semi-respectful term for trans and non-binary folks and we can’t have that can we
These fucks are literally trying to change our language to hurt trans/nb folks, and claiming that’s just the way its always been
how did that person forget the word ‘them’
Perfect Garlic Agave Pizza Crust
GREEK LEMON GARLIC CHICKEN SALAD
Lemon Garlic Roasted Chicken Recipe
HONEY GARLIC BUTTER SALMON IN FOIL
creamy garlic parmesan broccoli & bacon
2 Ingredient Dough Garlic Breadsticks
Garlic Butter Hasselback Potatoes
Instant Pot Creamy Garlic Parmesan Pasta
Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower
How to make homemade garlic bread
More garlic recipes here!
Really nice recipes. Every hour.
listen. if u like/reblog my posts fairly frequently, u better believe that i have noticed ok. even if we don’t ever talk. if we aren’t even mutuals! doesn’t matter. i see you. i see your URL pop up in my notifications every so often. and when it does? oh, when it does……… i’m like “oh hey there’s my buddy! gee i sure missed u pal!” and i get real happy for a minute ok. sorry, i don’t make the rules.
This post is so valid. I see you guys. And I love you.
cats are so fake like they’re theoretically related to apex predators and yet they weigh 8 pounds, sleep 20 hours a day, and scream if you feed them half an hour later than usual
I deeply sympathize because I also like to sleep an unreasonable amount and yell when hungry.
incidentally, you are also an apex predator
THIS IS REAL AND NOT A JOKE
TOSS EM OUT
DON’T RISK ILLNESS OR KIDNEY FAILURE
AND NO. WASHING THE LETTUCE WON’T LOWER RISKS OR REMOVE ANY E. COLI PRESENT. DON’T EAT BAGGED ROMAINE.
Dead-fucking serious, this is not a joke, it’s been all over the news. Just toss out any you have unless you pulled those green leafs out of the ground yourself.
The CDC is telling people not to eat lettuce unless you can confirm it’s not from Yuca Arizona, and you probably can’t tell that from the bags.
Wait for the all-clear. This hasn’t killed anyone yet, but the strain of e-coli is potentially lethal.
Just want to assert that this is current- April 2018- for anyone who might assume its something old recirculating.
As of April 20th, 2018 the CDC reports that 53 people have been infected with this strain of E. Coli and 31 have been hospitalized across 16 different states.
This is legit.
Don’t even order romaine from restaurants unless you can confirm where the lettuce came from, which you most likely won’t be able to do.
Reblogging bc as somone living in arizona at this point we just stopped eating leafy greens bc there are rumors it effected other plants as well
one time i got mugged and that’s the day i realized there are just too many actually bad people in the world for any of us to be worried about furries. oh no they wanna be a wolf and date a lemur……. cool did they mug you? no? why are you concerned it’s not your business
she kept pecking me until I made room for her to sit
when talking about antifascism and the holocaust i always want to recommend the biography of varian fry; he was an american journalist who started a rescue committee in occupied vichy france during wwii and was responsible for smuggling 2000-4000 people, mostly jewish people but also prominent dissidents, artists, and journalists under imminent threat of arrest out of the country. he started this because during journalistic coverage of berlin in the ‘30s he witnessed antisemitic violence and immediately became an ardent antifascist and devoted his life to rescuing as many jewish people as possible.
his committee forged many, many exit visas and smuggled thousands of people out of france and into portugal, where they’d later be brought to america, or onto ships to martinique where they could also get into the usa. among the people they rescued were marcel duchamp, max ernst, and arthur koestler. they only stopped when the US government forcibly brought him back because they were angry he was illegally bringing so many jews into the country. his organization still exists today as the IRC.
he was known as the american schindler, he was a protestant who consistently risked his life to save jewish people, and remained a strong critic of the US immigration policy and the treatment of jewish people by the american government until his death. he very briefly taught at my high school in the 60s and otherwise i doubt i would have ever known about him.
when someone says “so what do you like to do for fun” unexpectedly so u didn’t have time to prep ur answers and now ur actually trying to think of the last time u felt joy
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