nprcodeswitch:

Sometimes Getting Along Comes Down To How You Say ‘Gravy’

In the hectic days before we went live one year ago (hooray!), we somehow missed the news of the passing, at age 91, of John Gumperz — a hugely influential linguist who contributed reams of research on the ways people from different cultures communicate. Had we been paying attention, we could have highlighted a story from Gumperz’s studies that serves as a useful demonstration of why code-switching can be both a potent metaphor and a necessary skill.
It’s a story about workplace discrimination. It’s a story about missed cultural signals. It’s a story about gravy.

Read more on NPR’s Code Switch.

nprcodeswitch:

Sometimes Getting Along Comes Down To How You Say ‘Gravy’

In the hectic days before we went live one year ago (hooray!), we somehow missed the news of the passing, at age 91, of John Gumperz — a hugely influential linguist who contributed reams of research on the ways people from different cultures communicate. Had we been paying attention, we could have highlighted a story from Gumperz’s studies that serves as a useful demonstration of why code-switching can be both a potent metaphor and a necessary skill.

It’s a story about workplace discrimination. It’s a story about missed cultural signals. It’s a story about gravy.

Read more on NPR’s Code Switch.

(via npr)

"Once this hypothetical machine was built, “it could take you from ground to orbit with a net of basically zero energy."

Google X Confirms The Rumors: It Really Did Try To Design A Space Elevator (via fastcompany)

amischiefofmice:

orfs:

averyterrible:

thisplaceisdespair:

flatluigi:

stormingtheivory:

So can we talk about the absolutely stunning duplicity going on here?

holy shit

ok, why the fuck is the graph upside down. that is incredibly misleading

Because its from the Florida Department of Justice, and they have a mandate here.

for those who have trouble inverting it in their head, ftfy:


this is some of the most blatant twisting of info i have ever seen holy shit

amischiefofmice:

orfs:

averyterrible:

thisplaceisdespair:

flatluigi:

stormingtheivory:

So can we talk about the absolutely stunning duplicity going on here?

holy shit

ok, why the fuck is the graph upside down. that is incredibly misleading

Because its from the Florida Department of Justice, and they have a mandate here.

for those who have trouble inverting it in their head, ftfy:

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this is some of the most blatant twisting of info i have ever seen holy shit

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policymic:

Provocative portraits challenge gun owner stereotypes

Examining the individuals behind these stereotypes was the goal of award-winning British photojournalist Charles Ommanney, who set out on a five-day assignment for the German magazine Stern last year. The project took Ommanney through six states in the southern and western United States as he sought out a particular slice of gun owners — not the right-wing NRA radicals, but normal, “everyday” mothers, fathers, young people and families. In an interview with PolicyMic, Ommanney said he wanted to understand why people like the ones he photographed, in environments where gun ownership is not so much a political statement as a way of life, felt so strongly and passionately about their weapons. The portraits are both bold and poignant. They are intimate glimpses into the lives of people who are often far from the stereotypical vision of the American “gun-nut.”

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"The person who tries to keep everyone happy often ends up feeling the loneliest."

— Anonymous (via intrajanelle)

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the-one-blog-to-rule-them-all:

i think it would be neat if netflix doubled as a dating site like “here are 9 other singles in your area that watched supernatural for 12 straight hours”

(via laughterkey)

courfeyradical:

emphasisonthehomo:

Queer subtext in media is nice and all, but have you considered:

  • Including actual queer characters instead of vague metaphors for queer characters.

 (x)

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hurinthalions:

ANTHONY MACKIE HAS BEEN DATING THE SAME GIRL SINCE HE WAS SEVEN YEARS OLD

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wwhatevver-ampora:

moewave:

ohh-tedbundy:

A true warrior.

I can’t believe he defeated Mr.Incredible

I love how he fuckin fuckin STOMPS on Fred Flintstone

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striders:

i really miss the thing where people edited nigel thornberry’s face onto everything like that was the pinnacle of internet humor

(via metapod)

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religiousdad:

when you ask ur crush who they like and they say someone else’s name and you act like you’re fine

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zombiemiki:

I stopped by the Tokyo Pokemon Center yesterday and they had two new posters up for the Espurr Wanted!!! promo.

The poster on the left says: I got my pokepuff…

The poster on the right says: If I eat my pokepuff…they will get mad…

(I love how angry the two Meowstics look in the background xD)

(via pokemon-global-academy)

Tags: adachimerica

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