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Apr 22, 2014 / 539,407 notes




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And then there’s good ol’ America

This actually makes me so angry. The truth is right here and people see it and brush it aside. We really could make things better. But no, America apparently wants to suck forever.

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Let’s face it - English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren’t invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren’t sweet, are meat. We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

And why is it that writers write but fingers don’t fing, grocers don’t groce and hammers don’t ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn’t the plural of booth beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? One index, 2 indices? Doesn’t it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

If teachers taught, why didn’t preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell? How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which an alarm goes off by going on. English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race (which, of course, isn’t a race at all). That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.

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Dec 12, 2013
Hey! Who put that tree on my car?! YOUTHSSS! #ChristmasTreeChopping #Christmas #Youths #Freezing #Winter  (at Stonerow Tree Farms)
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Hey! Who put that tree on my car?! YOUTHSSS! #ChristmasTreeChopping #Christmas #Youths #Freezing #Winter (at Stonerow Tree Farms)

Nov 7, 2013 / 68,576 notes

The City that Never Sleeps and the Love of my Life! New York City! 

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Your body is the house you grew up in. How dare you try to burn it to the ground.
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Nov 3, 2013 / 16,664 notes

Samüel Johnson - Synthetics
Oct 24, 2013 / 3,721 notes
A woman is not written in braille, you don’t have to touch her to know her.
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