Have been in NY for a few days now, finally starting on the intense business portion of my trip. Have been at least a little drunk every night except for the night I was STILL hungover. My liver is definitely MVP of my body.
it bothers me that Kansas and Arkansas are not pronounced the same
I’m from the UK and I have been pronouncing Arkansas as Ar-Kansas my whole life
For all my non-american friends, Arkansas is pronounced ark-an-saw
I would like to bring to your attention “Greenwich Road” in Wichita: “Green-witch.” Yup. And the “Arkansas River, when it flows through Kansas is pronounced Our-Kansas. Because people were are fucking weird. I live in a town spelt “El Dorado.” You know, lost city of gold. Pronounced “El-do-RAY-do.”
People do not talk right here.
The names of the states actually have totally different origins. Arkansas comes from a Sioux word for Quapaw (and it actually used to be spelled Arkansaw) and Kansas from the Kansa tribe.
I still think kansans shouldn’t be a bunch of stuck up buttholes and should just pronounce it the “Arkan-saw” river. Cos that’s what the river was named after. The state. I wanna be like oh look how quaint and colloquial they are. But really it burns my goddamned rubber
The city in Texas sounds like “Hew-stin.” The street in New York City sounds like “House-stun.”
Both are spelled “Houston.”
The street was named for William Houstoun, whereas the city was named for General Sam Houston. Different dudes, different pronunciations, different fun ways to fuck up tourists!
I was pin curling my hair, which is a lot shorter and more finicky than I’m used to now, and one of the clips shot out of my hand and nailed me right in the fucking eye. I’m worried I scratched my cornea, because that was almost two hours ago and shit still stings like a bitch. :(
The last time I felt like this at the passing of a celebrity was when Madeline Kahn died. I was in high school at the time, and absolutely inconsolable. I wrote her name on my arm in black Sharpie, lovingly embellished, and traced it over for three days so it wouldn’t fade.
I’m much older now, nearly twice as old, and yet it feels like it’s so much harder to take, this loss of a man who was inspiration and comfort; who was strength so often when I had none, and who taught me that strength could be found in laughter. As could love. As could hope.
Rest in peace, Mr. Williams. I hope you’ve found the comfort and love you were looking for.
One thing we call all take from this tragedy is that you never know what someone is going through. Some people will laugh the loudest to hide their tears. I love each and everyone of you (yes..even YOU). If you are hurting, please PLEASE please talk to someone…call me, text me, message me…but please don’t ever think you have to go though your pain alone….If you don’t want to talk to me then PLEASE call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline @ 1-800-273-TALK(8255)
Oh, right, it’s the supermoon tonight. I was going to go out and have some kind of fun, sexy adventure.
*eats mac and cheese straight from the pot while watching Netflix*
what happened in roughly 1870 though
why was there temporary internet
with a few people searching for pokemon?
It’s a search of Google books, but the question still stands, what the Fuck happened in 1870
I CAN ANSWER THIS!!
In the Cornish dialect of English, Pokemon meant ‘clumsy’ (pure coincidence).
In the mid 1800s there was a surge of writing about the Cornish language and dialect in an attempt to preserve them with glossaries and dictionaries being written. I wrote about it HERE.
This delights me to the very core of my soul.
guardians of the galaxy was such bullshit no one’s headphones last 26 years
Tumblr needs more of this….whatever this is.
Is this the same artist who made the original for this
how women actually are
OH MY GOD IF I DON’T EVER REBLOG THIS IT’S PROBABLY BECAUSE I’M DEAD
These are both the work of emmyc. She’s pretty much amazing.