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Coming up: Interpol

oneweekoneband:

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Thank you, Alex!

Next week, we’re going to discuss New York City rock rapscallions/sunglasses aficionados Interpol.

Taking you through this week will be Kezia Swanepoel, whose blog you can enjoy here, and who you can follow on Twitter and SoundCloud at @prettyintights.

It should be a fun week — see you tomorrow!

megwilhoite: I assume you’ve seen this.

Occasionally, We Get Internal Pronunciation Emails

npr:

Hi there

As we approach the Scottish referendum, may I please remind you that the correct pronunciation of Edinburgh is <ED-in-BURR-ah>

+++ if you are Scottish you can say ED-in-BRAH  +++

However it is NOT a an animal’s den “–burrow” or a  large lump of ice    “-berg”

Cheers 

Kevin*

*We checked with Kevin before posting this.

Kevin Beesley

Europe Editor

NPR National Public Radio

Related: The Answers To Your Questions on Scotland’s Independence Vote

Edinburgh, IN, however, is pronounced with the hard “g” at the end.

leadingtone:

from Chats with Cello Students, Arthur Broadley, 1899.

Man, do I love that font.

leadingtone:

from Chats with Cello Students, Arthur Broadley, 1899.

Man, do I love that font.

If I ever loved you, shouldn’t I be cryin’? Shouldn’t I be cracking up, and drinking all the time?

Justin Currie

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

edwardspoonhands:

miniprof:

rsbenedict:

prettyboyshyflizzy:

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.

I love linguistics! 

thecomicscomic:

Behind The Scenes: A full 22-minute preview of FOX’s “Mulaney”
Lots of clips and interviews to whet your appetite for the next month until John Mulaney, Martin Short, Nasim Pedrad, Seaton Smith, Elliott Gould and Zach Pearlman show up on your FOX TV screens each Sunday.

thecomicscomic:

Behind The Scenes: A full 22-minute preview of FOX’s “Mulaney”

Lots of clips and interviews to whet your appetite for the next month until John Mulaney, Martin Short, Nasim Pedrad, Seaton Smith, Elliott Gould and Zach Pearlman show up on your FOX TV screens each Sunday.

Bang! There goes another kanga on the bonnet of the van….

Kate Bush