intellectualhedonist:

allthingslinguistic:

intellectualhedonist replied to your link “Why Does English Use “Iambic Pentameter” and Other Greek Poetic Terms?”

This was awesome! One nitpicky thing - it’s being followed by *two* consonants, not one, that make a short…

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zubat:

This kitty accidentally stepped on a bee

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(Quelle: zubat)

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poochin:

Daily Picdump #1164

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instagram:

Meals from the Creative Mind of a Young Chef @sam_stern

For more photos and videos of Sam’s favorite dishes, follow @sam_stern on Instagram.

Sam Stern (@sam_stern) published his first cookbook when he was 14 years old, but the young British author has been cooking since before he can remember.

“I come from a large family with lots of taste preferences, so I was always in the kitchen helping out my mum,” he says. “I gradually moved from the little jobs to eventually taking over the kitchen.”

Now at 24 years old, Sam is practically a veteran chef, with six books under his belt and another one on the way next year. But he uses Instagram to share a different, more personal display of recipes: the meals he makes at home, for his family and friends.

“I like to imagine the possibilities of various taste combinations, trying out new ingredients and timings,” he says. “If it starts in my imagination then triumphs on the plate—that is the ultimate rush for me.”

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azaleecalypso:

allthingslinguistic:

azaleecalypso:

allthingslinguistic:

Previous discussion snipped: Why are written French and spoken French so different?

Anyone know to what extent French fanfic uses the passé simple? My informal impression is that English fanfic…

kristinkemper:

my favorite animal is fat cats
[prints!]

kristinkemper:

my favorite animal is fat cats

[prints!]

planesdamesandautomatons:

Mead Schaeffer

planesdamesandautomatons:

Mead Schaeffer

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tastefullyoffensive:

via Kitty Devore Rescue

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fiberstark:

ಠ_ಠ

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Rube Goldberg, eat your heart out

andromeda3116:

or, why HIV has not been cured

This post is a doozy. It’s probably an exercise in futility, probably not going to get 150k notes like the Chris Rock one that inspired it (I’ll be surprised if it gets 20). Probably most people won’t make it through the whole thing because there’s a lot and, although I’ve tried to nix the jargon as much as I can, this topic is, by its very nature, highly technical. And, you know, “a lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth can get its pants on”… but what the hell, I’m not sleeping anyway.

As a disclaimer, as of this writing, I’m a fourth-year microbiology undergrad — I’m not an expert. I know the starting points and some jump-off points, but I don’t know everything and I don’t mean to claim that I do. But everything is sourced (nearly 50 of them!) and backed up by evidence.

So, let’s talk HIV, drug research, and the human body.

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