science-of-noise:

maskedlinguist:

sofriel:

psychosassic:

and all the linguists in the night vale fandom have a collective cheer

I…wow. I did not expect that. I continue to be taken by surprise by the sophistication of Night Vale writers’ grasp of the world. They repeatedly demonstrate the kind of understanding that is frankly shocking from straight white men and makes me think they must have had some really good friends throughout their lives.

Actually, a certain amount of prescriptivism helps keep the English graphalect stable between multiple diverse dialects, which is vital to the way we communicate across countries.  However, correcting people’s grammar on the internet, or correcting their speech, just makes you an asshole.
Here, people you may correct:
Your children
Your students
Employees writing official emails or documentation
People who have asked you to edit/proofread/beta-read
People who made a glaring mistake in their asshole comment to you correcting your grammar (because Skitt’s Law, bitches).
Otherwise, keep it to yourself

You’re children
You’re student’s
Employee’s writing official emails or documentation
People that have asked you too edit/proofraed/beta-read
People that maked a glaring mistake in they’re asshole comment too you correcting you’re grammar (because Skitts Law, bitches).
Otherwise, keep it two you’reself
FIFY  :P

science-of-noise:

maskedlinguist:

sofriel:

psychosassic:

and all the linguists in the night vale fandom have a collective cheer

I…wow. I did not expect that. I continue to be taken by surprise by the sophistication of Night Vale writers’ grasp of the world. They repeatedly demonstrate the kind of understanding that is frankly shocking from straight white men and makes me think they must have had some really good friends throughout their lives.

Actually, a certain amount of prescriptivism helps keep the English graphalect stable between multiple diverse dialects, which is vital to the way we communicate across countries.  However, correcting people’s grammar on the internet, or correcting their speech, just makes you an asshole.

Here, people you may correct:

  • Your children
  • Your students
  • Employees writing official emails or documentation
  • People who have asked you to edit/proofread/beta-read
  • People who made a glaring mistake in their asshole comment to you correcting your grammar (because Skitt’s Law, bitches).
  • Otherwise, keep it to yourself
  • You’re children
  • You’re student’s
  • Employee’s writing official emails or documentation
  • People that have asked you too edit/proofraed/beta-read
  • People that maked a glaring mistake in they’re asshole comment too you correcting you’re grammar (because Skitts Law, bitches).
  • Otherwise, keep it two you’reself

FIFY  :P

White people get so angry at the phrase, “You cannot be racist towards white people.”

I will never understand why.

Why are you so angry that you are being treated as actual human beings? You are not reduced to caricatures, but portrayed as characters. You are treated fairly, judged not by your skin tone, but by the ways that you carry yourselves, by your actions.

Why do you want to experience racism so badly? It is not fun to be mocked, dehumanized, attacked, killed, incarcerated simply for daring to exist. It is not fun to know nothing of your history or family because it was torn apart, whether through distance or death. It is not fun to hear, at every turn, comments reminding you of your lesser status as humans.

Do you really want to turn on the tv, open a magazine, watch a movie, play a video game, and not see yourself? Or, even better, to only see yourself as a criminal, as a drunk, a mocking stereotype, or as someone to be killed off? Or would you rather see fleshed out, well-written characters with lives and personalities and feelings? I know which I’d rather pick.

If I were a white person, the phrase, “You cannot be racist towards white people,” would be the best thing I could ever hear.

i finally put some thoughts into words // thedeathcats (via taint3ed)