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archiaart:

anarcho-queer:

ibetyourphysiquehelps:

WHOA WHOA WHOA. excuse me.But the minimum wage is set for teenagers with first jobs/ college students TO GET EXPERIENCE. Because a higher paying job isn’t going to higher you unless ypu have experience. AND YOU GET THAT EXPERIENCE BY WORKING AT MINIMUM PAYING JOBS. and the higher paying jobs are harder jobs which is why they get more money. If you raise the minimum wage, then companies wont have the money to pay more employees so they look for the people with the most experience…So if companies can only higher people with experience and you dont have any because companies DONT HAVE THE MONEY TO PAY YOU?? well then you are never going to get a job. And when the minimum wage goes up, the price of everything goes up.And then we have the minimum wage earners complaining again.So stop saying that the minimum wage needs to be raised because it doesnt.What needs to happen is we need a better economy and thanks to obama, thats not going to happen for a while because obama doesn’t know what hes doing.So if you want to make more money, get experience and a better paying job.

You’re a shitty economist buddy.
Less than 15% of minimum wage worker’s are teenagers (age 14-19), the rest are adults aged 20 and over (85.7%). So lets stop pretending that these jobs are meant for students. The economy is shit and unfortunately, people have to settle for low wages because the alternative often is unemployment.
Higher paying jobs doesn’t equate to ‘harder jobs’. Often, the higher a position is, the less labor you are required to do.
"And when the minimum wage goes up, the price of everything goes up."
Inflation doesn’t necessarily work that way. Obviously, you’re just regurgitating the bullshit theories conservatives spew out while disregarding the statistics and history that proves otherwise. But since you’re using that argument, why not raise the minimum wage with the rise of inflation? Or productivity even?
If we had raised the minimum wage with the rise of productivity since 1968, it would currently be $21.72. In other words, we are creating far more and producing more profit for corporations, while being paid for a third of what we use to.
What do you have to say about that?
And raising the minimum wage to $10.10 will raise 1.7 million families out of poverty and reduce the need for them to use public assistance, saving the federal government $7.6 billion per year. Would you say you’re you against that?
The current federal minimum wage is $7.25. In none of the 50 states is that enough money to pay the average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment. 
The minimum wage used to be able to keep a family of 3 above the poverty line. Now, the minimum wage can’t even keep a single parent working 40 hours a week, for an entire year without a single day off, above the poverty line.
When you raise the minimum wage, you’re putting more money into the pockets of the lower/working class. Their money is directly put back into the economy when the buy food, pay bills and generally spend their money. As oppose to higher paid people who have the luxury of saving their earnings. That means that businesses will generally make more money because the working class has more money to spend.
That’s my argument for raising the minimum wage, I would love to see your attempt to counter it.

I agree with you anarcho-queer, and I think the people protesting minimum wage increases should take a moment to self-reflect and assess their own values, see if they can feel compassion for the suffering of their fellow humans. There is another angle we can consider too. Some think we should create a maximum wage. To illustrate, here is a nice section from an article posted in 2012 (New Zealand Herald):

Reducing wages to create employment has the potential to work, but not the way the Government is implying. The wages which need to be reduced are those of the CEOs and other high-level management positions.
Former Telecom CEO Paul Reynolds is the often-referenced example of how salaries for those at the top of the pyramid have become obscene. […] Reynolds “earned $30 million in five years with the company”. That figure - made up of base salaries, performance incentives, share incentives, etc. - equates to $6 million a year.
What did Reynolds do to become the $6 million man? It is something of a mystery. Under his leadership, Telecom dropped from top place on the NZSX - a position it had occupied since 1991 - following the XT debacle in 2010. Share prices plummeted. Reynolds’ response was to go fishing. Despite all this, Reynolds was, according to the Herald, earning $34,000 a day during the 2012 financial year.
Supporters of such excesses claim these CEOs add value and help grow their companies. Why, then, do CEOs who do the opposite - such as Reynolds - still receive such engorged salaries? If they were on the factory floor, they would have lost their job by now. Furthermore, such justifications for CEO salaries tend to insult workers whose efforts do add value to, and grow, the company. If this seems far-fetched, consider what would bring Telecom to a halt: a strike by its engineers, or a strike by its CEO?

Workers create value. They just never see it, it is passed on to the CEOs and shareholders. But they have power when they act as a collective. Why else do you think the powerful get so angry whenever their wage slaves go on strike? And their pet media immediately paints the strikers as greedy? It’s because they are afraid of the power we all have. Their jobs are meaningless without the workers on the ground floor.

archiaart:

anarcho-queer:

ibetyourphysiquehelps:

WHOA WHOA WHOA.
excuse me.
But the minimum wage is set for teenagers with first jobs/ college students TO GET EXPERIENCE. Because a higher paying job isn’t going to higher you unless ypu have experience. AND YOU GET THAT EXPERIENCE BY WORKING AT MINIMUM PAYING JOBS. and the higher paying jobs are harder jobs which is why they get more money.
If you raise the minimum wage, then companies wont have the money to pay more employees so they look for the people with the most experience…
So if companies can only higher people with experience and you dont have any because companies DONT HAVE THE MONEY TO PAY YOU??
well then you are never going to get a job.
And when the minimum wage goes up, the price of everything goes up.
And then we have the minimum wage earners complaining again.
So stop saying that the minimum wage needs to be raised because it doesnt.
What needs to happen is we need a better economy and thanks to obama, thats not going to happen for a while because obama doesn’t know what hes doing.
So if you want to make more money, get experience and a better paying job.

You’re a shitty economist buddy.

Less than 15% of minimum wage worker’s are teenagers (age 14-19), the rest are adults aged 20 and over (85.7%). So lets stop pretending that these jobs are meant for students. The economy is shit and unfortunately, people have to settle for low wages because the alternative often is unemployment.

Higher paying jobs doesn’t equate to ‘harder jobs’. Often, the higher a position is, the less labor you are required to do.

"And when the minimum wage goes up, the price of everything goes up."

Inflation doesn’t necessarily work that way. Obviously, you’re just regurgitating the bullshit theories conservatives spew out while disregarding the statistics and history that proves otherwise. But since you’re using that argument, why not raise the minimum wage with the rise of inflation? Or productivity even?

If we had raised the minimum wage with the rise of productivity since 1968, it would currently be $21.72. In other words, we are creating far more and producing more profit for corporations, while being paid for a third of what we use to.

What do you have to say about that?

And raising the minimum wage to $10.10 will raise 1.7 million families out of poverty and reduce the need for them to use public assistance, saving the federal government $7.6 billion per year. Would you say you’re you against that?

The current federal minimum wage is $7.25. In none of the 50 states is that enough money to pay the average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment.

The minimum wage used to be able to keep a family of 3 above the poverty line. Now, the minimum wage can’t even keep a single parent working 40 hours a week, for an entire year without a single day off, above the poverty line.

When you raise the minimum wage, you’re putting more money into the pockets of the lower/working class. Their money is directly put back into the economy when the buy food, pay bills and generally spend their money. As oppose to higher paid people who have the luxury of saving their earnings. That means that businesses will generally make more money because the working class has more money to spend.

That’s my argument for raising the minimum wage, I would love to see your attempt to counter it.

I agree with you anarcho-queer, and I think the people protesting minimum wage increases should take a moment to self-reflect and assess their own values, see if they can feel compassion for the suffering of their fellow humans. There is another angle we can consider too. Some think we should create a maximum wage. To illustrate, here is a nice section from an article posted in 2012 (New Zealand Herald):

Reducing wages to create employment has the potential to work, but not the way the Government is implying. The wages which need to be reduced are those of the CEOs and other high-level management positions.

Former Telecom CEO Paul Reynolds is the often-referenced example of how salaries for those at the top of the pyramid have become obscene. […] Reynolds “earned $30 million in five years with the company”. That figure - made up of base salaries, performance incentives, share incentives, etc. - equates to $6 million a year.

What did Reynolds do to become the $6 million man? It is something of a mystery. Under his leadership, Telecom dropped from top place on the NZSX - a position it had occupied since 1991 - following the XT debacle in 2010. Share prices plummeted. Reynolds’ response was to go fishing. Despite all this, Reynolds was, according to the Herald, earning $34,000 a day during the 2012 financial year.

Supporters of such excesses claim these CEOs add value and help grow their companies. Why, then, do CEOs who do the opposite - such as Reynolds - still receive such engorged salaries? If they were on the factory floor, they would have lost their job by now. Furthermore, such justifications for CEO salaries tend to insult workers whose efforts do add value to, and grow, the company. If this seems far-fetched, consider what would bring Telecom to a halt: a strike by its engineers, or a strike by its CEO?

Workers create value. They just never see it, it is passed on to the CEOs and shareholders. But they have power when they act as a collective. Why else do you think the powerful get so angry whenever their wage slaves go on strike? And their pet media immediately paints the strikers as greedy? It’s because they are afraid of the power we all have. Their jobs are meaningless without the workers on the ground floor.

l-j-perry:

liorereshkigal:

l-j-perry:

liorereshkigal:

l-j-perry:

losethehours:

liorereshkigal:

And in honor of the past anniversary of such a lovely holiday, reposting poor John getting his arse attacked by the adorable Cerberos.
Happy Red Pants Monday!

Happy Red Pants Monday, indeed!

Who the hell says “buggering fuck”? That is not the correct use of ‘bugger’, at all. ‘Why the Bloody fuck’ would have been entirely valid, but “why the buggering fuck”… isn’t… even… English.
Sorry, but incorrect use of British slang/profanity is pretty jarring, and it makes it kind of hard for me to enjoy something when it has ‘American trying to sound British’ written all over it…

Well excuse me, I didn’t mean it to be insulting. Forgive me for my limited knowledge of British slang.Oh and, it’s not ‘American trying to sound British’, it’s ‘PUERTO RICAN attempting to write the proper British’. Muchas gracias, cariño.

I openly admit that I am a massive asshole about this, so your entirely in the right to call me out on it.
Getting the slang wrong isn’t insulting, just a little jarring. I imagine when somebody who isn’t entirely familiar with Peurto Rican Spanish uses a word not found in mainland Spanish incorrectly you might notice it. It’s kind of the same thing - it pulls you out of the story for a moment, and then you need to get back into it.
I’ve always said that people who aren’t familiar with British English should just not bother with it - American (or Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, etc. whichever you’re familiar with) English sounds a lot better than British English used incorrectly, and the only people who’ll fault you for that are even bigger assholes than me.
I was entirely in the wrong assuming that you are American. My attitude towards people on the internet does often tend to be ‘American until proven otherwise’, since a lot of sites I frequent are populated by majority Americans, and I know I’m wrong for doing so. I appreciate it must be extremely frustrating to have people presume you’re a nationality that you’re not. So my apologies there.
And, I think we can all appreciate that by sheer merit of knowing more than a single language, you’ve outdone me and earned every right to tell me to STFU, because I spent six months trying to learn Spanish from books and gave up because it was too hard. You’re English is very good, and I would never have guessed that it’s not your first language. It does show that you’re more familiar with American English, and there’s nothing wrong with that, per se, I would just advise that if that’s what you’re more familiar with and more comfortable with then don’t feel like you have to try and force British English, and if you aren’t certain of the usage of a particular word then you don’t have to use it.
Once again, I freely admit that I can be a giant dick about this, as for all my equally frequent “We Don’t All Talk Like That” rants a lot of these are words I use almost daily, so it’s hard for me not to notice improper usage. It’s still entirely fair of people to call me out when I overstep my bounds.
I am very sorry if my comments offended you or if I’ve hurt your feelings here. That was wrong of me, and it absolutely was not my intention.

It’s true, my English is American learned since my country is (unfortunately) directly affiliated to the US (we’re their colony) but it takes balls to openely admit your fault so, apology accepted. =)I do in fact share in the feeling of when people use slang from my Island wrong, it is jarring, especially when they’re not even trying to do it right. But most of these sites are American and so are most of it’s users so you have to bare with it and if the insult is truly big and uncaring, THEN you should call them out on it, not over an unrealised mistake. I’m still trying to really understand the British speak, I really love hearing it, it’s a nice change of sound from the constant American speak we frequently have on tv. But there’s still alot I haven’t quite caught on, especially if it’s, let’s say, Northern England or East London. And I have no other source to practice on but BBC shows and movies and the occasional time Benedict Cumberbatch speaks with his own natural accent in an American movie. So again, we make mistakes, and we learn from them. I’m sorry for unknowingly insulting you and all other English people out there reading this, I’ll keep practicing until what I write actually sounds genuine. And again, apology accepted. ;)


I completely understand that there aren’t many resources for British English. For the record, I’m happy to help anybody out with it if there’s a word that they aren’t quite sure with.
Northern English is easy: you just miss out random, entire words, add a whole bunch of grunting and generally make it unintelligible - especially to yourself. 9No but seriously, though, they really do miss out entire words when they speak, it’s absurd).
Everyone in the UK is familiar with BBC English, so that’s always the easiest place to start, and it if you want to learn other dialects (and there are a lot) it would be best to pick just the one. As strange as this might sound, the easiest way to remember the difference between regional dialects is through the other languages that have influenced English. Contrary to the old linguistics joke about English being the language that beats up other languages in dark alleyways and rifles through their pockets for spare vocabulary, it’s more a case of England essentially being a very cheap whore - she’s been fucked by just about everybody in Europe. The origin of the English language is Anglo-Saxon (West Germanic), since we got colonised by those nasty Germans and all, but there is also a heavy Latin influence from when we we invaded by the Romans (Latin speakers) and later the Normans (Norman speakers; a romance language that evolved from Latin) and a Norse influence from the Danes (Danish/Old Norse speakers; a North Germanic language). The Normans had more of a hold in the south, so southern dialects have mote of a Latin influence, while the Danes were more present in the North, so northern dialects have more of a North Germanic influence, while dialects in the Midlands - especially in the West Midlands - tend to stick closer to their West Germanic origins. Once you get to grips with that British English starts to make a little more sense.
Of course, then you move onto profanity which has its own set of grammar rules, and since most of those aren’t really official they are a little harder to pick up, since most of it is just something people know from experience and don’t really know themselves. Like I said, I’m always happy to help out if people want it, although most of what I can contribute will be Midlands and North East, and I’ll happily put up a few posts at some point on some of the more well-known words and their different uses and their varying statuses as verbs, adverbs, adjectives or nouns.

That would be very useful indeed, putting up posts about word usage in England. =) You seem to know alot about the English language per se and learning from a trusted source is always best. I do know the idiom has many different sources of origin and I believe is considered a Germanic idiom though it has more Latin influence than Germanic. I’ll keep it in mind to begin with just one dialect and continue on from there. Thank you for your advice.

l-j-perry:

liorereshkigal:

l-j-perry:

liorereshkigal:

l-j-perry:

losethehours:

liorereshkigal:

And in honor of the past anniversary of such a lovely holiday, reposting poor John getting his arse attacked by the adorable Cerberos.

Happy Red Pants Monday!

Happy Red Pants Monday, indeed!

Who the hell says “buggering fuck”? That is not the correct use of ‘bugger’, at all. ‘Why the Bloody fuck’ would have been entirely valid, but “why the buggering fuck”… isn’t… even… English.

Sorry, but incorrect use of British slang/profanity is pretty jarring, and it makes it kind of hard for me to enjoy something when it has ‘American trying to sound British’ written all over it…

Well excuse me, I didn’t mean it to be insulting. Forgive me for my limited knowledge of British slang.
Oh and, it’s not ‘American trying to sound British’, it’s ‘PUERTO RICAN attempting to write the proper British’. Muchas gracias, cariño.

I openly admit that I am a massive asshole about this, so your entirely in the right to call me out on it.

Getting the slang wrong isn’t insulting, just a little jarring. I imagine when somebody who isn’t entirely familiar with Peurto Rican Spanish uses a word not found in mainland Spanish incorrectly you might notice it. It’s kind of the same thing - it pulls you out of the story for a moment, and then you need to get back into it.

I’ve always said that people who aren’t familiar with British English should just not bother with it - American (or Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, etc. whichever you’re familiar with) English sounds a lot better than British English used incorrectly, and the only people who’ll fault you for that are even bigger assholes than me.

I was entirely in the wrong assuming that you are American. My attitude towards people on the internet does often tend to be ‘American until proven otherwise’, since a lot of sites I frequent are populated by majority Americans, and I know I’m wrong for doing so. I appreciate it must be extremely frustrating to have people presume you’re a nationality that you’re not. So my apologies there.

And, I think we can all appreciate that by sheer merit of knowing more than a single language, you’ve outdone me and earned every right to tell me to STFU, because I spent six months trying to learn Spanish from books and gave up because it was too hard. You’re English is very good, and I would never have guessed that it’s not your first language. It does show that you’re more familiar with American English, and there’s nothing wrong with that, per se, I would just advise that if that’s what you’re more familiar with and more comfortable with then don’t feel like you have to try and force British English, and if you aren’t certain of the usage of a particular word then you don’t have to use it.

Once again, I freely admit that I can be a giant dick about this, as for all my equally frequent “We Don’t All Talk Like That” rants a lot of these are words I use almost daily, so it’s hard for me not to notice improper usage. It’s still entirely fair of people to call me out when I overstep my bounds.

I am very sorry if my comments offended you or if I’ve hurt your feelings here. That was wrong of me, and it absolutely was not my intention.

It’s true, my English is American learned since my country is (unfortunately) directly affiliated to the US (we’re their colony) but it takes balls to openely admit your fault so, apology accepted. =)
I do in fact share in the feeling of when people use slang from my Island wrong, it is jarring, especially when they’re not even trying to do it right. But most of these sites are American and so are most of it’s users so you have to bare with it and if the insult is truly big and uncaring, THEN you should call them out on it, not over an unrealised mistake.
I’m still trying to really understand the British speak, I really love hearing it, it’s a nice change of sound from the constant American speak we frequently have on tv. But there’s still alot I haven’t quite caught on, especially if it’s, let’s say, Northern England or East London. And I have no other source to practice on but BBC shows and movies and the occasional time Benedict Cumberbatch speaks with his own natural accent in an American movie.
So again, we make mistakes, and we learn from them. I’m sorry for unknowingly insulting you and all other English people out there reading this, I’ll keep practicing until what I write actually sounds genuine. And again, apology accepted. ;)

I completely understand that there aren’t many resources for British English. For the record, I’m happy to help anybody out with it if there’s a word that they aren’t quite sure with.

Northern English is easy: you just miss out random, entire words, add a whole bunch of grunting and generally make it unintelligible - especially to yourself. 9No but seriously, though, they really do miss out entire words when they speak, it’s absurd).

Everyone in the UK is familiar with BBC English, so that’s always the easiest place to start, and it if you want to learn other dialects (and there are a lot) it would be best to pick just the one. As strange as this might sound, the easiest way to remember the difference between regional dialects is through the other languages that have influenced English. Contrary to the old linguistics joke about English being the language that beats up other languages in dark alleyways and rifles through their pockets for spare vocabulary, it’s more a case of England essentially being a very cheap whore - she’s been fucked by just about everybody in Europe. The origin of the English language is Anglo-Saxon (West Germanic), since we got colonised by those nasty Germans and all, but there is also a heavy Latin influence from when we we invaded by the Romans (Latin speakers) and later the Normans (Norman speakers; a romance language that evolved from Latin) and a Norse influence from the Danes (Danish/Old Norse speakers; a North Germanic language). The Normans had more of a hold in the south, so southern dialects have mote of a Latin influence, while the Danes were more present in the North, so northern dialects have more of a North Germanic influence, while dialects in the Midlands - especially in the West Midlands - tend to stick closer to their West Germanic origins. Once you get to grips with that British English starts to make a little more sense.

Of course, then you move onto profanity which has its own set of grammar rules, and since most of those aren’t really official they are a little harder to pick up, since most of it is just something people know from experience and don’t really know themselves. Like I said, I’m always happy to help out if people want it, although most of what I can contribute will be Midlands and North East, and I’ll happily put up a few posts at some point on some of the more well-known words and their different uses and their varying statuses as verbs, adverbs, adjectives or nouns.

That would be very useful indeed, putting up posts about word usage in England. =) You seem to know alot about the English language per se and learning from a trusted source is always best. I do know the idiom has many different sources of origin and I believe is considered a Germanic idiom though it has more Latin influence than Germanic. I’ll keep it in mind to begin with just one dialect and continue on from there. Thank you for your advice.
l-j-perry:

liorereshkigal:

l-j-perry:

losethehours:

liorereshkigal:

And in honor of the past anniversary of such a lovely holiday, reposting poor John getting his arse attacked by the adorable Cerberos.
Happy Red Pants Monday!

Happy Red Pants Monday, indeed!

Who the hell says “buggering fuck”? That is not the correct use of ‘bugger’, at all. ‘Why the Bloody fuck’ would have been entirely valid, but “why the buggering fuck”… isn’t… even… English.
Sorry, but incorrect use of British slang/profanity is pretty jarring, and it makes it kind of hard for me to enjoy something when it has ‘American trying to sound British’ written all over it…

Well excuse me, I didn’t mean it to be insulting. Forgive me for my limited knowledge of British slang.Oh and, it’s not ‘American trying to sound British’, it’s ‘PUERTO RICAN attempting to write the proper British’. Muchas gracias, cariño.

I openly admit that I am a massive asshole about this, so your entirely in the right to call me out on it.
Getting the slang wrong isn’t insulting, just a little jarring. I imagine when somebody who isn’t entirely familiar with Peurto Rican Spanish uses a word not found in mainland Spanish incorrectly you might notice it. It’s kind of the same thing - it pulls you out of the story for a moment, and then you need to get back into it.
I’ve always said that people who aren’t familiar with British English should just not bother with it - American (or Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, etc. whichever you’re familiar with) English sounds a lot better than British English used incorrectly, and the only people who’ll fault you for that are even bigger assholes than me.
I was entirely in the wrong assuming that you are American. My attitude towards people on the internet does often tend to be ‘American until proven otherwise’, since a lot of sites I frequent are populated by majority Americans, and I know I’m wrong for doing so. I appreciate it must be extremely frustrating to have people presume you’re a nationality that you’re not. So my apologies there.
And, I think we can all appreciate that by sheer merit of knowing more than a single language, you’ve outdone me and earned every right to tell me to STFU, because I spent six months trying to learn Spanish from books and gave up because it was too hard. You’re English is very good, and I would never have guessed that it’s not your first language. It does show that you’re more familiar with American English, and there’s nothing wrong with that, per se, I would just advise that if that’s what you’re more familiar with and more comfortable with then don’t feel like you have to try and force British English, and if you aren’t certain of the usage of a particular word then you don’t have to use it.
Once again, I freely admit that I can be a giant dick about this, as for all my equally frequent “We Don’t All Talk Like That” rants a lot of these are words I use almost daily, so it’s hard for me not to notice improper usage. It’s still entirely fair of people to call me out when I overstep my bounds.
I am very sorry if my comments offended you or if I’ve hurt your feelings here. That was wrong of me, and it absolutely was not my intention.

It’s true, my English is American learned since my country is (unfortunately) directly affiliated to the US (we’re their colony) but it takes balls to openely admit your fault so, apology accepted. =)I do in fact share in the feeling of when people use slang from my Island wrong, it is jarring, especially when they’re not even trying to do it right. But most of these sites are American and so are most of it’s users so you have to bare with it and if the insult is truly big and uncaring, THEN you should call them out on it, not over an unrealised mistake. I’m still trying to really understand the British speak, I really love hearing it, it’s a nice change of sound from the constant American speak we frequently have on tv. But there’s still alot I haven’t quite caught on, especially if it’s, let’s say, Northern England or East London. And I have no other source to practice on but BBC shows and movies and the occasional time Benedict Cumberbatch speaks with his own natural accent in an American movie. So again, we make mistakes, and we learn from them. I’m sorry for unknowingly insulting you and all other English people out there reading this, I’ll keep practicing until what I write actually sounds genuine. And again, apology accepted. ;)

l-j-perry:

liorereshkigal:

l-j-perry:

losethehours:

liorereshkigal:

And in honor of the past anniversary of such a lovely holiday, reposting poor John getting his arse attacked by the adorable Cerberos.

Happy Red Pants Monday!

Happy Red Pants Monday, indeed!

Who the hell says “buggering fuck”? That is not the correct use of ‘bugger’, at all. ‘Why the Bloody fuck’ would have been entirely valid, but “why the buggering fuck”… isn’t… even… English.

Sorry, but incorrect use of British slang/profanity is pretty jarring, and it makes it kind of hard for me to enjoy something when it has ‘American trying to sound British’ written all over it…

Well excuse me, I didn’t mean it to be insulting. Forgive me for my limited knowledge of British slang.
Oh and, it’s not ‘American trying to sound British’, it’s ‘PUERTO RICAN attempting to write the proper British’. Muchas gracias, cariño.

I openly admit that I am a massive asshole about this, so your entirely in the right to call me out on it.

Getting the slang wrong isn’t insulting, just a little jarring. I imagine when somebody who isn’t entirely familiar with Peurto Rican Spanish uses a word not found in mainland Spanish incorrectly you might notice it. It’s kind of the same thing - it pulls you out of the story for a moment, and then you need to get back into it.

I’ve always said that people who aren’t familiar with British English should just not bother with it - American (or Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, etc. whichever you’re familiar with) English sounds a lot better than British English used incorrectly, and the only people who’ll fault you for that are even bigger assholes than me.

I was entirely in the wrong assuming that you are American. My attitude towards people on the internet does often tend to be ‘American until proven otherwise’, since a lot of sites I frequent are populated by majority Americans, and I know I’m wrong for doing so. I appreciate it must be extremely frustrating to have people presume you’re a nationality that you’re not. So my apologies there.

And, I think we can all appreciate that by sheer merit of knowing more than a single language, you’ve outdone me and earned every right to tell me to STFU, because I spent six months trying to learn Spanish from books and gave up because it was too hard. You’re English is very good, and I would never have guessed that it’s not your first language. It does show that you’re more familiar with American English, and there’s nothing wrong with that, per se, I would just advise that if that’s what you’re more familiar with and more comfortable with then don’t feel like you have to try and force British English, and if you aren’t certain of the usage of a particular word then you don’t have to use it.

Once again, I freely admit that I can be a giant dick about this, as for all my equally frequent “We Don’t All Talk Like That” rants a lot of these are words I use almost daily, so it’s hard for me not to notice improper usage. It’s still entirely fair of people to call me out when I overstep my bounds.

I am very sorry if my comments offended you or if I’ve hurt your feelings here. That was wrong of me, and it absolutely was not my intention.

It’s true, my English is American learned since my country is (unfortunately) directly affiliated to the US (we’re their colony) but it takes balls to openely admit your fault so, apology accepted. =)
I do in fact share in the feeling of when people use slang from my Island wrong, it is jarring, especially when they’re not even trying to do it right. But most of these sites are American and so are most of it’s users so you have to bare with it and if the insult is truly big and uncaring, THEN you should call them out on it, not over an unrealised mistake.
I’m still trying to really understand the British speak, I really love hearing it, it’s a nice change of sound from the constant American speak we frequently have on tv. But there’s still alot I haven’t quite caught on, especially if it’s, let’s say, Northern England or East London. And I have no other source to practice on but BBC shows and movies and the occasional time Benedict Cumberbatch speaks with his own natural accent in an American movie.
So again, we make mistakes, and we learn from them. I’m sorry for unknowingly insulting you and all other English people out there reading this, I’ll keep practicing until what I write actually sounds genuine. And again, apology accepted. ;)

l-j-perry:

losethehours:

liorereshkigal:

And in honor of the past anniversary of such a lovely holiday, reposting poor John getting his arse attacked by the adorable Cerberos.
Happy Red Pants Monday!

Happy Red Pants Monday, indeed!

Who the hell says “buggering fuck”? That is not the correct use of ‘bugger’, at all. ‘Why the Bloody fuck’ would have been entirely valid, but “why the buggering fuck”… isn’t… even… English.
Sorry, but incorrect use of British slang/profanity is pretty jarring, and it makes it kind of hard for me to enjoy something when it has ‘American trying to sound British’ written all over it…

Well excuse me, I didn’t mean it to be insulting. Forgive me for my limited knowledge of British slang.Oh and, it’s not ‘American trying to sound British’, it’s ‘PUERTO RICAN attempting to write the proper British’. Muchas gracias, cariño.

l-j-perry:

losethehours:

liorereshkigal:

And in honor of the past anniversary of such a lovely holiday, reposting poor John getting his arse attacked by the adorable Cerberos.

Happy Red Pants Monday!

Happy Red Pants Monday, indeed!

Who the hell says “buggering fuck”? That is not the correct use of ‘bugger’, at all. ‘Why the Bloody fuck’ would have been entirely valid, but “why the buggering fuck”… isn’t… even… English.

Sorry, but incorrect use of British slang/profanity is pretty jarring, and it makes it kind of hard for me to enjoy something when it has ‘American trying to sound British’ written all over it…

Well excuse me, I didn’t mean it to be insulting. Forgive me for my limited knowledge of British slang.
Oh and, it’s not ‘American trying to sound British’, it’s ‘PUERTO RICAN attempting to write the proper British’. Muchas gracias, cariño.

cuddles-t-hiddy:

I am a student from Hong Kong. We are just students that love our homeland and are willing to fight for our future, our rights and democracy and now, Hong Kong’s democracy is at its most critical moment. 

The people of Hong Kong have been fighting for the full democracy since before the handover. Their demand for genuine universal suffrage and open elections for their city’s leader and legislature has been persistent, loud and clear. Yet, seventeen years after the handover from British to Chinese rule, there is still no open and free election for the city’s Chief Executive, nor a fully direct-elected Legislative Council in Hong Kong. In late June of this year, more than half a million Hong Kong citizens took part in a Civil Referendum to endorse civil nomination and demand the Legislative Council to veto any electoral reform proposals that fails to meet the international standard. One week later, half a million of Hong Kongers took to the street to further demonstrate their demand for genuine democratic reform in the annual July 1 march.

Unfortunately, Hongkongers’ clear and fair demand for having a proper say in the affairs of their own city is ignored by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Hong Kong SAR governments. On 31 August, PRC’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee passed a resolution that rejects any reformation in the electoral method of Legislative Council in 2016 and insists that they would only permit Hong Kongers “voting” for their chief executive among 2-3 stringently pre-screened candidates. Despite the undemocratic nature of the PRC’s decision and an election process that only served to cement Beijing political rein on the city Hong Kong SAR government still urges its citizens to accept such plan. With the prospect of further democratic process quickly fading, Hong Kong’s democracy movement has reached a critical point.

In this critical moment, we have no choice. We must unite and fight for democracy. In Hong Kong, the movement Occupy Central is launching a civil disobedience occupation while Hong Kong Federation of Students, Scholarism and various student associations have called on a city-wide student strike. During the weeklong student strike, the students have tried through various methods expressed their demand for universal suffrage and have tried to open dialogue with the Chief Executive CY Leung but Leung refused to have dialogue with them. Furthermore, when the students tried to reclaim the Civil Square for the public and to exercise their rights of peaceful assembly, they were brutally cracked down by the police. 

I don’t know whether you are interested in this issue, but if you are still reading this, please reblog this and let more people notice us. 

Also, you can follow the live broadcast of the student strike in Hong Kong.

ultrafacts:

pizzaismylifepizzaisking:

potentialtomorrows:

ultrafacts:

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I learned this while watching Drunk History! I was shocked I had never hear of her before.
Not even on tumblr!

I’ve seen this on Drunk History too!! Drunk History on comedy central: a better source for American history than the education system.

HERE’s a 3 minute skit from Drunk History, the facts are pretty spot on & is well told.

ultrafacts:

pizzaismylifepizzaisking:

potentialtomorrows:

ultrafacts:

Source Want more facts? Why not follow Ultrafacts

I learned this while watching Drunk History! I was shocked I had never hear of her before.

Not even on tumblr!

I’ve seen this on Drunk History too!! Drunk History on comedy central: a better source for American history than the education system.

HERE’s a 3 minute skit from Drunk History, the facts are pretty spot on & is well told.

mostlycatsmostly:

SIGNAL BOOST - Adoptable Kitty
SOPHIE…is a playful BROWN TABBY AND WHITE DOMESTIC SHORTHAIR. She is around 10 months old, spayed and has her claws. She weighs about 7 pounds. She came to us as a kitten with Special Needs from a Chicago shelter where she came in as a stray. Sophie has a congenital eyelid deformity and a congenital heart murmur but is not on any medications. She has had corrective eyelid surgery and sees normally. Her vet feels the heart murmur will not get worse or affect her life span. She just looks a little different! :) Sophie is described as a very nice cat by her foster mom who has had her for a while. She is great with other cats and dogs and loves to chase and play and run….just like any other kitten! Sophie is friendly and would be great with older respectful kids. Her foster mom wants to emphasize that she does NOT jump up on counters, which is certainly a plus! She is affectionate, loving and will be a great companion for a lucky family! Mixed Breed Adoption Fee $50. FOSTERED IN GURNEE, IL.
(Adoption Application Form | Purebred Cat Rescue)

mostlycatsmostly:

SIGNAL BOOST - Adoptable Kitty

SOPHIE…is a playful BROWN TABBY AND WHITE DOMESTIC SHORTHAIR. She is around 10 months old, spayed and has her claws. She weighs about 7 pounds. She came to us as a kitten with Special Needs from a Chicago shelter where she came in as a stray. Sophie has a congenital eyelid deformity and a congenital heart murmur but is not on any medications. She has had corrective eyelid surgery and sees normally. Her vet feels the heart murmur will not get worse or affect her life span. She just looks a little different! :) Sophie is described as a very nice cat by her foster mom who has had her for a while. She is great with other cats and dogs and loves to chase and play and run….just like any other kitten! Sophie is friendly and would be great with older respectful kids. Her foster mom wants to emphasize that she does NOT jump up on counters, which is certainly a plus! She is affectionate, loving and will be a great companion for a lucky family! Mixed Breed Adoption Fee $50. FOSTERED IN GURNEE, IL.

(Adoption Application Form | Purebred Cat Rescue)

"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world."

Robin Williams ( July 21st 1951 - August 11th 2014)

… Aaannnddd here’s the back cover for my notebook. OBVIOUSLY I could not leave *coughmy23rdcenturyhusbandcough* Khan out of it so I drew him too and now I got the motivation for Uni this year… hopefully. 
Hope you guys like it!! … Aaannnddd here’s the back cover for my notebook. OBVIOUSLY I could not leave *coughmy23rdcenturyhusbandcough* Khan out of it so I drew him too and now I got the motivation for Uni this year… hopefully.
Hope you guys like it!!
So here’s my first cover for my Uni notebook of the Sandman finished. =3 (I had finished it before but took too long to post it. Sorry. =.=U) 
Hope you guys like it! So here’s my first cover for my Uni notebook of the Sandman finished. =3 (I had finished it before but took too long to post it. Sorry. =.=U)
Hope you guys like it!