A lecture in Scots about the Scots language, a language mutually-intelligible with English (similarly to how Norwegian and Swedish are mutually-intelligible).
Linguists often use mutual intelligibility to distinguish between a language and a dialect (by which definition, Norwegian and Swedish are considered dialects), while in popular speech people tend to also use social/political factors (for example, Mandarin and Cantonese are not mutually intelligible at all, but are sometimes called “dialects” of Chinese for political reasons), whence the saying “A language is a dialect with an army and a navy.”
Regardless, this is an interesting video and was mostly although not fully comprehensible to me (subtitles would certainly have been useful in parts!)
dont u hate it when its nine in the afternoon but ur eyes are just normal sized
I’ve seen this post three times on my dash and i still cant fucking figure out what it means is it like some secret code. are 22,000+ of you in a secret society????? what the fuck is going on?????
some of my favorite tags:
some more gems:
i don’t think anyone understands that when i say i get secondhand embarrassment easily i mean at the first sign of trouble for a character in a television show i immediately pause and sit there for ten to thirty minutes thinking “oh god they fucked up”
I have hidden my face in shame and embarrassment for them
I scream into whatever pillow is nearest for them
You see three items before you:
A wig that can become any colour/style and never frizzes/goes out of place.
A needle/thread that can match any fabric and easily creates seams that never rip (can be used in a machine too).
Contacts that match your prescription if you have one and can become any colour/size that never dry out so you could theoretically leave them in forever.
You can only take one. Which one do you take?
You know, funny story: There’s this craft store called Michaels. Look, my sister knits, and she goes to Michaels. So my sister called me and she’s like, “Oh my god, I’m at Michaels, picking up yarn. You have a poster at Michaels.” I’m like, “What?” She’s like, “There’s a poster, there’s a Falcon poster at Michaels.” I’m like, “Holy s**t!” She’s like, “I’m gonna come and pick you up, and we’re gonna see your poster in this store.” So she picks me up and we go to Michaels.
We go in, and I see the poster and I’m like, “Oh, this is….” She’s like, “I know, I know.” I said, “I’m gonna sign these posters.” I was like, “That would be amazing, you buy a poster and it’s like, actually signed by the Falcon.” Like, it would blow my mind. So I go to the front, I buy a Sharpie, I run back to the back of the store. And she’s like, “I’m gonna take a picture of you signing it.”
I’m in this store and I’m signing all the posters. The manager comes out, he’s like, “Hey, whatcha doing?” I was like, “Oh man, I’m signing these posters so when people buy ‘em, they’re signed.” He’s like, “Well, people are not gonna buy ‘em if they’re signed.” And I was like, “No, no, no, it’s cool. I’m pretty sure there won’t be a problem.” And he goes, “Yeah, but it is gonna be a problem, you’re messin’ up my inventory.” And I’m like, “No, my man, trust me. I mean, I’m the Falcon, that’s me!” And he goes, “Yeah, right. You’re gonna buy those posters.” I said, “What?” He’s like, “You’re gonna buy all those posters or I’m gonna call the police.”
He rolls up all the posters and goes to the front of the store. And I had to buy like 60 Falcon posters that I signed in Michaels.
-Anthony Mackie getting in trouble for signing his posters at a Micheals (x)
Anthony Mackie is a gift to all mankind.
Y’know what makes me really happy? When people have really really weird things that make them happy. I have a friend who has a tag for things about grocery shopping (#grocery shopping is a magical experience). I reblog watercolors for fandoms I’m not even in. Because watercolors. I have artist friends who are disproportionately fascinated by particular body parts, like I had one who used to always inspect the hands of everyone she met and geek out over them, because she just really liked hands (even drawing them, which to this day I simply cannot understand). Another one is fascinated by jaws. I quite like noses.
I dunno I just always think it’s really cute to know the things that make people happy and it’s doubly cute when they’re really silly little things.