The Proof of My Existence
I’M LAUGHING REALLY HARD BECAUSE IF YOU’VE NEVER WATCHED FREE AND YOU SEE THIS YOU PROBABLY THINK REI IS LIKE… THE SUAVEST MOST COMPOSED MEGANE CHARACTER ON EARTH AND you probably couldn’t be farther away from the true and I’m sorry
All of us have a secret.All of us are guilty.All of us are lost.
Edward looking at her
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Ep 6
However it originated, though, the usage of “because-noun” (and of “because-adjective” and “because-gerund”) is one of those distinctly of-the-Internet, by-the-Internet movements of language. It conveys focus (linguist Gretchen McCulloch: “It means something like ‘I’m so busy being totally absorbed by X that I don’t need to explain further, and you should know about this because it’s a completely valid incredibly important thing to be doing’”). It conveys brevity (Carey: “It has a snappy, jocular feel, with a syntactic jolt that allows long explanations to be forgone” “It has a snappy, jocular feel, with a syntactic jolt that allows long explanations to be forgone”).
But it also conveys a certain universality. When I say, for example, “The talks broke down because politics,” I’m not just describing a circumstance. I’m also describing a category. I’m making grand and yet ironized claims, announcing a situation and commenting on that situation at the same time. I’m offering an explanation and rolling my eyes — and I’m able to do it with one little word. Because variety. Because Internet. Because language.
Reblogging. Because linguistics.
THIS MAKES ME SO UNCOMFORTABLE
I’m only reblogging this because the whole time I was looking at these I was thinking “THIS MAKES ME SO UNCOMFORTABLE” and then I scrolled down and there it was.
I’m not alone.
"I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again."
Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass
what if you woke up christmas morning and your favorite character or celebrity was just casually sitting by the christmas tree with a bow on their head and was just like “oh good you’re finally awake”
*Rapidly tries to make hair look decent*
but then they were all “no your hair looks fine” and they laughed
and then after a long somewhat awkward amount of silence they were just like
"i like your pajamas"
i would cry
Perhaps pants would be a good idea. *scarpers off*
I tried not to reblog this. I REALLY did.
You have to believe me, I tried…
I support him
he has my vote.
this is gold.
Welcome to Platform 9¾
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Who am I? I'm still hoping for my ticket to Hogwarts while simultaneously watching for the TARDIS and praying that I will miraculously become a soul reaper. I play quidditch while dreaming of soccer and I cater while hoping for the kitchen. I am, if nothing else, human to a fault.
"Wit beyond measure
is man's greatest treasure"