10 word story
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Anonymous said: 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
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.
I love linguistics!
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Remember to tune in to BBC America this Saturday at 9pm/8c to see Tom Riley guest star as Robin Hood in Robots of Sherwood! [x]
I heard it said once that there couldn’t be a Sherlock/ Doctor Who crossover because Sherlock Holmes isn’t a real person…
"Darren Wilson fundraiser shutdown mysteriously and anonymous creator of the page disappears; donators may have been swindled."
Honestly this is genius
Next time some shit like this happens imma create a go fund me page for the bad guy and donate it to the victims family
I wish I would’ve thought of this oh my god
$400,000 tho?! Mannn I hope it was a black person that was smart enough to think of that shit.
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I hope it went to the Ferguson community.