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I need to let go of my words, thoughts, feelings and experiences somewhere. Hence, the title of this blog. Reader, singer, teacher, writer, gamer, crafter, part-time fangirl, sister and wife from Melbourne, Australia.
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tastefullyoffensive:

Crazy Ideas That Just Need to Happen Already [via]

Previously: Mind-Boggling Shower Thoughts

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carlospalmer:

instead of calling someone a “grammar nazi”, why not try:

  • word nerd
  • syntax whiplash
  • fuckin geek
  • speech preacher
  • punctuate infatuate-er
  • ~Lord English~
  • grAMMAR SLAMMER

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kungfucarrie:

The most dangerous phrase in the language is, “we’ve always done it this way.”

Similar to my thoughts at PD today…

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superlinguo:

tastefullyoffensive:

Name Improvements for Everyday Stuff [x]

Reblogging because these new names for everyday stuff are bringing some LOLs to our weekend.

The creative names above are reminding us of the awesome power of the compound word - most of the new names offered here are compound words (with a notable exception being the cute portmanteau ‘porksicle’). 

Compound words are great. Why feel restricted by using words on their own? Combine them and feel the power of a new, compounded word! 

We classify a compound word as a word which is composed of more than one free morpheme

In linguistic morphology, we make the distinction between a bound morpheme as a morpheme (the smallest grammatical unit in a language) that appears only as part of a larger word, whereas free or unbound morpheme is one that can stand alone. A compound word brings together previously ‘free’ or separate words, and bam, a new word is created.

Generally, an English compound word consists of a ‘head’ (e.g. moose) and a ‘modifier’ (e.g. sand, denoting what type of moose it is). 

We can get very creative in English with compound words - they can use nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions and adverbs. And they can be hyphenated (e.g. mother-in-law), closed (e.g. football, childlike) or open (e.g. real estate). 

Compound words demonstrate the flexibility and malleability of language - if you can’t find a word that fits, put two (or more) others together and you’re all set. 

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thebanegrimm:

building-an-unstoppable-fist:

noctom-poetom:

kitd-fohs:

salmonslushie:

i saw this on one of those strange little picture slideshow websites so i decided to post it ;) have fun kids

I have found heaven and it’s full of liquor

This is how adults play games lol

im really feelin that sexual jenga and the fucking alcohol chess.

I have my version of the jenga game it’s awesomes

Can I do this with someone? Preferably certain someone’s

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Oh Liz Lemon how I love you.

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allthingslinguistic:

Wordbank is a new database of children’s language. From the description:

Wordbank archives data from the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventory (MB-CDI), a family of parent-report questionnaires. The Wordbank database enables researchers to recover data filtered by source,…

Every ‘how to braid’ post should add “step 1- have a fuck load of hair”
K thnx bye

'To Longbottom' as a verb really tickles my fancy. Bet JK Rowling didn't anticipate that…

whosfuckingbad:

maltese-vulcan:

french-verbz:

Well now I can correctly moonwalk away from uncomfortable situations

Because everyone deserves to know how to do a mean moonwalk.

guYS THIS IS IMPORTANT

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thedisneyfeels:

The appreciation of stringed instruments in animated films

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jescritora:

Thanks to lissawritingsworth for tagging me! :D

Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard- they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag [ten] friends,…

Desert Flower by Waris Dirie - introduced me to the horror of female genital mutilation

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green - a eye opening look at experiences of depression and sexuality by teenagers

The Belgariad Series by David (and Leigh) Eddings - so many fantasy tropes but also a fabulous story, began my love of fantasy

Four Fires by Bryce Courtenay - set near my home town, revelations of how migrants were treated, PTSD, social mores in 1950s Australia

To Kill A Mockingbird  by Harper Lee - just amazing, justice, parenting, love, childhood experience and voice, another eye opening one

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - such an original idea to be narrated by the grim reaper, loved how it personified death

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat by Oliver Sacks - stunning and scary clinical tales of psychological disorders

The Stuff of Thought by Steven Pinker - language and all its radness

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott - the godly stuff threw me but the sisterly relationships are beautiful

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare - introduced me to Shakespeare and I’ve never looked back

Also not going to tag people because that obligation is a bit sucky, but would be super interested if anyone was keen to share :) or had any recommendations based on this list!