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Anonymous asked:

why do black people use you in the wrong context? such is "you ugly" instead of "you're ugly" I know u guys can differentiate, it's a nuisance

prettyboyshyflizzy answered:

you a bitch

miniprof:

rsbenedict:

It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.

So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.

What’s more, it’s been shown that copula deletion occurs in AAVE exactly in those contexts where copula contraction occurs in so-called “Standard American English.” That is, the basic sentence “You are great” can become “You’re great” in SAE and “You great” in AAVE, but “I know who you are” cannot become “I know who you’re” in SAE, and according to reports, neither can you get “I know who you” in AAVE.

In other words, AAVE is a set of grammatical rules just as complex and systematic as SAE, and the widespread belief that it is not is nothing more than yet another manifestation of deeply internalized racism.

themrcreepypasta

livingtombstone:

Lyrics: 

Verse 1:

We’re waiting every night

to finally roam and invite

newcomers to play with us

for many years we’ve been all alone

We’re forced to be still and play

The same songs we’ve known since that day

An imposter took our life away

Now we’re stuck here to decay

Pre-Chorus:

Please let us get in!

don’t lock us away!

We’re not like what you’re thinking

We’re poor little souls

who have lost all control

and we’re forced here to take that role

We’ve been all alone

Stuck in our little zone

Since 1987

Join us, be our friend

or just be stuck and defend

after all you only got

Chorus: x2

Five Nights at Freddy’s

Is this where you want to be

I just don’t get it

Why do you want to stay

Verse 2:

We’re really quite surprised

We get to see you another night

You should have looked for another job

you should have said to this place good-bye

It’s like there’s so much more

Maybe you’ve been in this place before

We remember a face like yours

You seem acquainted with those doors

-Pre-Chorus

-Chorus 

kgschmidt

babeobaggins:

frankiemarx420:

Kelston Boys’ High School perform a massive haka in honour of the new Maori carving on campus

I live for this

I SQUEALED. I ACTUALLY SQUEALED.

HOMIGOSH I LOVE HAKA.