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The Unretentive Lexivore

An omnibus of fangirling, nerdery, and whatever else tickles my fancy.

Sam, where are you?

myampgoesto11:

More Illustrations by Artist on Tumblr Winnie Truong | Website

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allthingslinguistic:

Writing Skills: XKCD is on point about language again.
Here’s a study from this year on kids who use abbreviations while texting, and here’s a summary of previous studies: 

The first study, published in 2008, showed that 11 and 12-year-olds in Britain who used more textisms — whether misspelled words (“ppl,” instead of “people”), grammatically incorrect substitutions (“2” for “to” or “too”), wrong verb forms (“he do” instead of “he does”), or missing punctuation — compared to properly written words tended to have slightly better scores on standardized grammar and writing tests and had better spelling, after controlling for test scores in other subjects and other factors. A 2009 study, conducted by some of the same researchers on 88 kids between 10 and 12 years old, found similar associations between high textism use and slightly better reading ability.

Hovertext from the xkcd comic: I’d like to find a corpus of writing from children in a non-self-selected sample (e.g. handwritten letters to the president from everyone in the same teacher’s 7th grade class every year)—and score the kids today versus the kids 20 years ago on various objective measures of writing quality. I’ve heard the idea that exposure to all this amateur peer practice is hurting us, but I’d bet on the generation that conducts the bulk of their social lives via the written word over the generation that occasionally wrote book reports and letters to grandma once a year, any day.

allthingslinguistic:

Writing Skills: XKCD is on point about language again.

Here’s a study from this year on kids who use abbreviations while texting, and here’s a summary of previous studies: 

The first study, published in 2008, showed that 11 and 12-year-olds in Britain who used more textisms — whether misspelled words (“ppl,” instead of “people”), grammatically incorrect substitutions (“2” for “to” or “too”), wrong verb forms (“he do” instead of “he does”), or missing punctuation — compared to properly written words tended to have slightly better scores on standardized grammar and writing tests and had better spelling, after controlling for test scores in other subjects and other factors. A 2009 study, conducted by some of the same researchers on 88 kids between 10 and 12 years old, found similar associations between high textism use and slightly better reading ability.

Hovertext from the xkcd comic: I’d like to find a corpus of writing from children in a non-self-selected sample (e.g. handwritten letters to the president from everyone in the same teacher’s 7th grade class every year)—and score the kids today versus the kids 20 years ago on various objective measures of writing quality. I’ve heard the idea that exposure to all this amateur peer practice is hurting us, but I’d bet on the generation that conducts the bulk of their social lives via the written word over the generation that occasionally wrote book reports and letters to grandma once a year, any day.

parteira:

when nurses or doctors act mean and snappy, people are majority like “they are probably having a long shift and working really hard because they are doctors/nurses”

however, when someone in retail or service is not putting up with a customer’s bullshit or is not smiling, we get lambasted with “you’re not gonna get your tips working like that”, “smile more.” “customer’s always right”, “do your job”, “if you can’t do this then go do something else.”

we’re not considered good enough because our jobs are not “good enough” - even though without any of us, the entire economy would shut down. That’s right - the entire world as we know it would cease to function without us working it. Doctors will still be doctoring, yes, but guess who makes the medical supplies? Guess who delivers them? Guess who makes the paper to print reports on?

We don’t get the excuse that we’re working too hard - because our “work” isn’t considered valid or hard. Even though we are working just as long hours, physically demanding, and on our feet during the whole shift. The kicker is, we are even paid significantly less.

So next time someone in retail is rolling their eyes at you, or isn’t smiling when you want them to, or their face looks forced, don’t fucking give a shit. It doesn’t matter. They are human. Shit can be sour. They have to be at work or we will die.

cosplayleague:

Mako Mori by gorecorekitty
Photo by yorkinabox
You can find more from the Cosplay League at the following links
Facebook / Twitter / tumblr / YouTube / Google+ / Vine 
UPDATE: Many thanks to testsubjectb for identifying the cosplayer. Post has now been updated.

cosplayleague:

Mako Mori by gorecorekitty

Photo by yorkinabox

You can find more from the Cosplay League at the following links

Facebook / Twitter / tumblr / YouTube / Google+ / Vine 

UPDATE: Many thanks to testsubjectb for identifying the cosplayer. Post has now been updated.

recidivae:

theappleppielifestyle:

 - via justawordshaker

Fun Fact: If you look up “baddest bitch” in the dictionary, the definition is simply a picture of Peggy Carter.

everybodyilovedies:

ninemoons42:

astolat:

last-snowfall:

Finally! This scene is insufficiently giffed, seeing as Sam is in fact the sex here.

OH

YES thank you

Also I must flail once again with even more love for how Sam, despite being unpowered, just goes right in there, going after a guy armed with a machine gun with a two-inch knife and nothing else. <3 <3 <3

Dinky little knife? No problemo. He goes in stone cold and just made of fucking awesome. HELLS BELLS YEAH SAM WILSON FOUR FOR YOU SAM WILSON.

I also love how Sam’s style is much less refined than like, Bucky or Steve or Natasha’s. It’s skilled, for sure, bc he’s had training, but it’s not this crazy fancy ballerina gymnast fucking dance shit like those guys do. It’s like “dude i’m gonna fucking kick you in the knee gimme that gun.”

icoulduseinsouciantmaybe:

cacchieressa:

#they hurt him for knowing Steve #so of course he won’t admit to knowing Steve again #he can’t #it’s not allowed (via caughtinanocean)

littlelotte88:

feenybobeany:

sometimes i look at people on my dash and i think

who the fuck are you

when did i follow you

you’re not posting things relative to my interests

but i can’t unfollow you becasue i can’t remember why i did

it might have been important

This is the most accurate post I have ever seen on here.

thetrekkiehasthephonebox:

gridbugs:

gwnsstacys:

Nebula and Gamora

This looks like they’re launching into a Broadway-style antagonistic musical number a la Wicked.

I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought that

thetrekkiehasthephonebox:

gridbugs:

gwnsstacys:

Nebula and Gamora

This looks like they’re launching into a Broadway-style antagonistic musical number a la Wicked.

I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought that