Hi I'm Nick and I like all the same music and books as you really well done A+ taste. I want to be a writer for money and sell out hardcore. If you want to be best friends that's cool too whatever no pressure. Play it cool, man. I love you.
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Sept. 2 8:15 am

justice4mikebrown:

heythisisbecky:

my newest hobby is taking excerpts from my facebook wall-to-wall with my best friend, putting them on famous paintings, and sending them back to her

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

miniprof:

rsbenedict:

prettyboyshyflizzy:

you a bitch

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.

yelled:

when you wake up early in the morning and sit on the edge of your bed like

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assassinboygregory:

bombing:

hey what’s up

It’s a movie about a old man turning his house into a hot air balloon