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theyuniversity:

It’s good to know that we weren’t the only ones driven crazy by people who “axe” questions.

Okay, see, we talked about this linguisitic phenomenon in my grammar class. I don’t remember what it’s called, but it happens with other words, too - my professor used an example of “uncomfortable.” When you say it out loud, most likely, it sounds more like “un-comf-ter-ble,” thus mixing up the position of the r and the t, like how the k and the s are mixed in this speech pattern. However, not many people are out here acting high and mighty because someone said “uncomfterble” like they are with “ax,” and that has absolutely everything to do with academic biases - because “ax” is associated mostly with Black people (and occasionally lower-class whites), it’s viewed as “improper” speech, whereas most people, even middle & upper class white people who are thought to speak the most ~proper~ version of English, say “uncomfterble.”
And a quick Google search yields that even Chaucer used “axe” to mean “ask” within his writing. (Source) (Source)
tl;dr actually caring about whether someone says “ask” ~”correctly”~~ is rooted in racist & classist biases of language so, consider, not. 

Most linguistic pedantry is inherently racist in nature.

This is called metathesis and is a widespread phonetic occurrence across just about every language. Eg:
- Latin miraculum > Spanish milagro- Old English thrid > Modern English third
Well documented in Hebrew, Greek, French, Finnish, Turkish, Arabic, Navajo, Japanese, Telugu… and just about everything else.

also, keep in mind that shakespeare was so into writing with slang that he actually invented words for his writing (ever said ‘heartbreak’?). and the “slang” of 200 years ago is the business language today. all linguistic prescriptivism is gross and bad science.  ***cosigned by the horrified ghost of leonard bloomfield***

unculture:

unculture:

cakeandrevolution:

sadboosexual:

theyuniversity:

It’s good to know that we weren’t the only ones driven crazy by people who “axe” questions.

Okay, see, we talked about this linguisitic phenomenon in my grammar class. I don’t remember what it’s called, but it happens with other words, too - my professor used an example of “uncomfortable.” When you say it out loud, most likely, it sounds more like “un-comf-ter-ble,” thus mixing up the position of the r and the t, like how the k and the s are mixed in this speech pattern. However, not many people are out here acting high and mighty because someone said “uncomfterble” like they are with “ax,” and that has absolutely everything to do with academic biases - because “ax” is associated mostly with Black people (and occasionally lower-class whites), it’s viewed as “improper” speech, whereas most people, even middle & upper class white people who are thought to speak the most ~proper~ version of English, say “uncomfterble.”

And a quick Google search yields that even Chaucer used “axe” to mean “ask” within his writing. (Source) (Source)

tl;dr actually caring about whether someone says “ask” ~”correctly”~~ is rooted in racist & classist biases of language so, consider, not. 

Most linguistic pedantry is inherently racist in nature.

This is called metathesis and is a widespread phonetic occurrence across just about every language. Eg:

- Latin miraculum > Spanish milagro
- Old English thrid > Modern English third

Well documented in Hebrew, Greek, French, Finnish, Turkish, Arabic, Navajo, Japanese, Telugu… and just about everything else.

also, keep in mind that shakespeare was so into writing with slang that he actually invented words for his writing (ever said ‘heartbreak’?). and the “slang” of 200 years ago is the business language today. all linguistic prescriptivism is gross and bad science.  ***cosigned by the horrified ghost of leonard bloomfield***

coolbutnotspooky:

i don’t go to halloween parties because i have a fear of the inevitable straight couple dressed as a spoon and a fork saying “spooning leads to forking” the entire night

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Tumblin next to my roommate and seeing some intense leather bear porn got me like 

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starpulses replied to your post: anonymous said:why are you friend…

they’re talking about Erik and it’s probably the same anon who called them racist.

Oh! Oh yeah that whole thing. Oh man that’s awkward. :/ 

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  • joins tumblr to pass time
  • becomes a radical feminist

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