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I just wanna let you know that you’re the first person to do any of this and it means volumes to the people who do wear the Hijab, and people like me who knows my mother wears a Hijab and there’s people who are actually gonna defend her when something like this happens.
[Girl:] I think it’s completely ridiculous that no one stopped.
Are you even Muslim?
But you know what a Hijab is and you choose to defend her for it.
And you are the reason we’re gonna start changing as a people and you’re the reason like, you’re the hope, you’re the spark of hope - you’re the Katniss in this. Seriously she’s Katniss Everdeen everybody! Power to the people!
Tumblr is cultivating a distinct dialect of english.
We use so many japanese words for irony, and so often that they’ve just integrated into our vocabulary. We all know what they mean and we’ve integrated them so well into the way we speak. Go out on the street and see if anyone knows what sempai, tsun-tsun, kawaii, sugoi or any of that means.
Tumblr has gradually replaced words with symbols. The dashboard link became a house. Reblog, edit, like, etc, became the symbols that we recognize. What does this have to do with language? These arelogograms. And it’s not too interesting until you consider that…
we can read this as a valid sentence. Would people who don’t use social networking know what this means? Probably not.
Tumblr is a community full of sarcasm and facetiousness. That, combined with tags that strip punctuation and capitalization, have led to a much more “higher level” comprehension of language.
i can’t tell you how many posts people make like this and everyone just reads it fluidly like how is that even possible i don’t
Most of you could understand that just fine, without clause breaking punctuation and even with the aposiopetic phrase at the end. tumblr’s logo is even stylized to not include capitalization.
We have all our own colloquialisms. Far beyond just memes and shit like that, there are phrases that stick to all of tumblr, a lot of them derived or verbosified from other phrases. “what is air” “i’ve lost the ability to can” “it does the thing” and various others.
Basically, more reasons tumblr’s communication habits are making it the origin of a new dialect. I think it’s cool.
One of my best friends, who is also on Tumblr, studied linguistics and one day we were conversing in full-blown Tumblese and he stopped and said something along the lines of “wait what’re we doing this is basiclly no longer English.”
This is A Real Thing (TM) (C) (R) and it’s always cool when someone points it out.
Related: Kenyatta occasionally writes about animated gifs as an emerging kind of visual language.
Internet pidgins are real.
well this doge is pleased
*reads first book in series* wow I can’t put this book down it is perfectly written and fantastic
*reads second book in series* everything I wanted to happen in the first book is happening now cue plot twist
*reads final book* what the actual fuck
Did you mean: The Hunger Games series
Error - Logic.exe has been corrupted
this is not a photograph of morgan freeman
WHAT IT IS IS PURE BLACK MAGIC WITCHERY
That’s it, I’m moving to London…
Yep, you said it!!!!!!
Yep. London is clearly the perfect place to ride the subway.
an english major, an art major, and a film major walk into a bar
they all get ridiculed for pursuing what they love
plot twist: together they create the most dramatically intricate and visually compelling pieces of cinema the world has ever seen and make a cultural milestone and also a billion dollars
a map of London
and he’s realizing his memorization of the city has faded
N O P E
No you don’t get it.
He had to DELETE IT
to make room for other information
Imagine what else he had to get rid of
Dammit Tumblr. Stop making me cry before the season has already started please? Oh God look at the confused look on his face.
he looks like a lost child
See, some people have already figured out what this scene was going to mean. All I could do when watching it was cry over the fact that he had a new house coat.