April152014

katyapryde asked: Can I just say as someone who lives in Arizona and goes to school in Los Angeles and majors in French, I totally hear the whole "why do you learn french" thing so often. My french professor told me that in the business world learning Spanish isn't always better. She said that because there are so many people who know Spanish that you don't even have that much of an advantage, and that if you know french or german you have a better advantage than those who know spanish.

This makes me so happy to hear! Aside from recently realizing the usefulness of French in my experience, I’ve been seeing this article about how French could be the language of the future.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/pascalemmanuelgobry/2014/03/21/want-to-know-the-language-of-the-future-the-data-suggests-it-could-be-french/

(Please nobody think I’m hating on Spanish. I think Spanish is still a very important and useful language. It’s the attitude that Spanish is the only useful one that I’m attacking.)

ask french 

2PM

Anonymous asked: I dont get the wug thing

It’s a linguistics thing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wug_test

11AM
georgetakei:

Beeker-ful what you put in your stomach. http://ift.tt/1gkBM9t

georgetakei:

Beeker-ful what you put in your stomach. http://ift.tt/1gkBM9t

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humor 

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INTERNETS

allthingslinguistic:

karenhealey:

INTERNETS OMG

"FEELS" HAS BEEN A LEGIT TERM SINCE AT LEAST 1782:

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The Duchess, by Amanda Foreman.

Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, really wrote a real letter to her mother complaining about the feels in 1782.

I love everything.

There’s also the 1917 letter to Winston Churchill, with the first recorded instance of OMG, which can be read in full here.

April132014
  • German: "ich kann" comes from the verb "können"
  • Dutch: "ik kan" comes from the verb "kunnen"
  • French: "je peux" comes from the verb "pouvoir"
  • Italian: "(io) posso" comes from the verb "potere"
  • Spanish: "(yo) puedo" comes from the verb "poder"
  • Croatian: "(ja) mogu" comes from the verb "moći"
  • English: "I can" comes from the verb... oh fuck.
  • English: "I can" comes from an archaic Middle English verb cunnen, connen
10AM
catacademy:

It’s little things like these that get you lot all confused. But fear not! We are here to lead the way.http://is.gd/catspanish

catacademy:

It’s little things like these that get you lot all confused. But fear not! We are here to lead the way.

http://is.gd/catspanish

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