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

prettyboyshyflizzy answered:

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.


The get to know me meme


Rules: Just insert your answers to the questions below. Tag people.

  • Name: Brandy, Yes like the drink!
  • Nickname: Bo, Desu, Brander-Pander
  • Birthday: Feb 12th, Darwin’s B-day for the scientifically inclined
  • Gender: Female, -ish? I haven’t really found a word for me yet, it doesn’t matter though.
  • Sexuality: Pan, 
  • Height: 5’ 10”
  • Time zone: EST
  • What time and date is it there:00:09 September 2nd
  • Average hours of sleep I get each night: I shoot for 8 and tend to make it
  • OTPs: Uh I dunno, shipping isn’t my thing.
  • The last thing I Googled was: Costa Rica travel information.
  • First word that comes to mind: Mochi-Bird!
  • What I last said to a family member: “thanks for the towels”
  • One place that makes me happy and why: My bed, its comfy and warm.
  • How many blankets I sleep under: Summer: 1, Winter: All of them.
  • Favourite beverage: Mango nectar, or anything mango really. 
  • The last movie I watched in the cinema was: The Fugitive. Nah it was Guardians of the Galaxy lol
  • Three things I can’t live without: My phone, my car, and the people I care about.
  • A piece of advice for all my followers: Don’t play with birds topless, they can’t be trusted around nipples.
  • You have to listen to this song: Take me to Church, Hoizer
  • My blog(s): Notyourgoldstar, but its empty right now, I don’t know what to do with it yet. 

If we are mutual (or not even) I totally want to see you do this if you are comfortable with it =3



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"I work for Reuters. I’m a journalist in the media business.

Back in 2008, I sat in a conference and reviewed some proposals to integrate news sources focused on electronic gaming into our RSS service as niche content providers.

We considered IGN, Gamespot, and a few other syndicated online info feeds.

Now, in order to white label a source as affiliated with Reuters, you need to run through a checklist of ~100 items that are necessary for journalistic integrity. The source and its organization has to score at least a 60 out of 100 for it to be considered fair and unbiased.

These tests are carried out by senior journalists, editors, and investigators.

NONE of the gaming publications scored higher than a 15. For reference, the National Enquirer scored a 38 and the MSNBC blogosphere scored 44.

Some failures included:
- Economic ties with publishers
- Acceptance of favors
- 0% of staff held journalism degree
- Very small percentage worked in other major publications
- No real editing process
- No accountability

tl;dr: Gaming “journalism” is a joke and the laughingstock of reporting media. Continue to read these publications if you want, but assume that everything you read is biased or an outright lie.”

Gaming news is officially worse than supermarket tabloids folks. Let that sink in for a while. These people are are several steps below “IS BRAD PITT CHEATING ON ANGELINA???” (via bonglorio)