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August 13 2017


How to pronounce Celtic words and names








Step 1: Read the word.
Step 2: Wrong.

Siobhan — “sheh-VAWN”
Aoife – “EE-fa”
Aislin – “ASH-linn”
Bláithín - “BLAW-heen”
Caoimhe - “KEE-va”
Eoghan - Owen (sometimes with a slight “y” at the beginning)
Gráinne - “GRAW-nya”
Iarfhlaith - “EER-lah”
Méabh - “MAYV”
Naomh or Niamh - “NEEV”
Oisín - OSH-een or USH-een
Órfhlaith - OR-la
Odhrán - O-rawn
Sinéad - shi-NAYD
Tadhg - TIEG (like you’re saying “tie” or “Thai” with a G and the end)

I work with an Aoife and I have been pronouncing it SO WRONG

As someone who is trying and failing to learn Gaelic, I feel like is an accurate portrayal of my pain.

This is the Anglicized spelling of a people who really fucking hate the English.

No, no, this is the orthographic equivalent of installing Windows on Mac.

The Latin alphabet was barely adequate for Latin by the time it got to the British Isles, but it’s what people were writing with, so somebody tried to hack it to make it work for Irish. Except, major problem: Irish has two sets of consonants, “broad” and “slender” (labialized and palatalized) and there’s a non-trivial difference between the two of them. But there weren’t enough letters in the Latin alphabet to assign separate characters to the broad and slender version of similar sounds.

Instead, someone though, let’s just use the surrounding vowels to disambiguate–but there weren’t enough vowel characters to indicate all the vowel sounds they needed to write, so that required some doubling up, and then adding in some silent vowels just to serve as markers of broad vs. slender made eveything worse. 

They also had to double up some consonants, because, for example, <v> wasn’t actually a letter at the time–just a variation on <u>–so for the /v/ sound they <bh>. AND THEN ALSO Irish has this weird-ass system where the initial consonant sound in a word changes as a grammatical marker, called “mutation,” so they had to account somehow for mutated sounds vs. non-mutated sounds, which sometimes meant leaving a lot of other silent letters in a word to remind you what word you were looking at.

And then a thousand years of sound change rubbed its dirty little hands all over a system that was kind of pasted together in the first place.

My point is, there is a METHOD to the orthography of Irish besides “fuck the English.” The “fuck the English” part is just a delightful side-effect.

I love it when snarky quips lead to real info.

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lucio liking frogs is cute but we have to go deeper. lucio infodumping about frog dietary habits to hana at 3 am

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I ONLY included these Men for a reason. It is important to make sure folks understand how serious things are. If these White Men that rarely agree, can come together and call out White Supremacists, there is no reason anyone else can’t.

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Watching a super hero movie directed by a woman is like putting glasses on for the first time.

I didn’t realize how much I had to squint through the “male gaze” till suddenly, miraculously, I didn’t have to.

There were absolutely NO eye candy shots of Diana. There were Amazons with ageing skin and crows feet and not ONE of them wore armor that was a glorified corset. When Diana did the superhero landing, her thigh jiggled onscreen.

Did you hear me? HER FUCKING THIGH JIGGLED. Wonder Woman’s thigh jiggled on a 20-foot tall screen in front of everyone.

Because she wasn’t there to make men drool. She wasn’t there to be sexy and alluring and flirt her way to victory, and that means she has big, muscular thighs, and when they absorb the impact of a superhero landing, they jiggle, and.that’s.WONDERFUL.

Thank you, Patty Jenkins, for giving me a movie about a woman, told by a woman,so I can see it through my eyes, not some dude bro who’s there for boobs and butts.

Literally, okay, I have to just

I was so uncomfortable in some parts of the movie, like for instance when she had to go through the rotating door and was a dork about it and I couldn’t figure out WHY and when she was so assertive and kept getting in the men’s faces and I just felt so mortified and scared????

and then I realized it’s because I’d never gotten to see a woman be rash and loud without being punished for it, or made into “the bad girl” or humiliated, or whatever, before this movie. We aren’t allowed to be the naive, strongheaded, heroic ones. We don’t get to do silly things on screen without being turned into a cute joke. And I was just waiting for it. For the whole movie. And it never came.

They never made her seem stupid just because she didn’t understand modern things and they never made her seem weak for it or have her need saving or anything just because she got into sticky situations. Every time she “stepped out of line” or made a mistake, we knew she could take literally anyone in the room.

Anyway the point is I want to watch this movie a hundred times until I don’t cringe anymore every time Diana is in a room full of men being shot down or undervalued or does something socially unacceptable because she’s perfect and strong and I want to be her when I grow up. 

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Why is he so fking funny

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Re: Sangwoo vs Seungbae


Expectation: punches, flexing biceps, chokeholds, bloody noses, black eyes

Reality: throwing things at each other like fucking children

August 12 2017

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no, what the hell jennifer??? i’m not okay?!

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It’s time to shine!

Gabe may be the king of Halloween, but Jack’s the king of BBQ! Summer is his time!

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An extremely early beta build of Ecco the Dolphin for Dreamcast

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Howdy ! :)

August 10 2017

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he’s good.

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August 08 2017

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the flash (2018) movie looks so good






How important do you have to be to have been “assassinated” instead of “murdered”?

That is…a good question

If the motivation is political, then it’s assassination. Otherwise it’s murder. You cannot be assassinated by accident.

If a jilted ex murders the Prince of Placeland, it’s just a murder.

If a jilted ex is also a member of a rival political faction, it may be assassination.

If a jilted ex is driving home in tears and accidentally runs over the Prince of Placeland in the middle of the night in a neighborhood where the streetlights are out because of the prince’s questionable infrastructure policy, it’s manslaughter.

Thanks murder side of tumblr

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art from the tomb of Ramses IV

“When I die, I want y'all to make a bigass wall carving of me with a hard on and have a tiny dude swingin off that shit. That’s how I wanna be remembered.”

-Ramses IV

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Thanks snapchat



I fucking hate Oasis 




so if generic wizards use wands and staffs to cast spells I’m gonna bring up the idea of modern era magicians using what they can find with a wooden body, like teens picking up baseball bats and 2x4s
imagine just running out of mana or whatever and instead of slinking back you just crack your rune laden bat over a particularly punkish goblin

yall mind if i

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