Someone who judges the speech of others based on their dialect is the person exhibiting ignorance, not the other way around. People are generally aware of racism, sexism, and other –isms. Yet linguistic discrimination, linguisticism, if you will, perpetuates racism, sexism, and pretty much every other –ism out there — and isn’t as recognized as other forms of discrimination.
McKenna Pricing, Speak for yourself: The problem of linguistic discrimination (via unbreakablevegan)
Lexicographer Erin McKean has a quote to similar effect about words that aren’t in the dictionary.(via allthingslinguistic)
Books in Wes Anderson movies
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It really bothers me when my co-workers start going on about how “ridiculous” aspects of Korean culture are.
I think it’s fine to observe cultural differences, or even point out things that aren’t good within another culture. It’s when they start saying that “our culture” (we white Americans having this conversation) is superior that I get really annoyed.
Saying things like “We’re more rational as a culture” or “We’re just more observant and aware than Korean people” has a racist, imperialist tinge. Sorry, but it does.
That’s when it moves from you observing and maybe making thoughtful commentary or even thoughtful criticism to being you sounding like a racist jerk. Even if that’s not how you intended it to sound.
I think I won the entire game
Bridge of Sighs, Cambridge, UK (by Cambridge University)
"since feeling is first" e.e. cummings
since feeling is first
who pays any attention
to the syntax of things
will never wholly kiss you;
wholly to be a fool
while Spring is in the world
my blood approves,
and kisses are a far better fate
lady i swear by all flowers. Don’t cry
—the best gesture of my brain is less than
your eyelids’ flutter which says
we are for eachother: then
laugh, leaning back in my arms
for life’s not a paragraph
And death i think is no parenthesis
"that time I made a kpop playlist"
My schedule is crazy this month. I just want to sleep. I just want to drink a ridiculously expensive smoothie and nod along with the music. I want to do my dishes while dancing and pretend it counts as Korean homework.
Yeah, this is k-pop in this mix.
I live in Seoul. It’s allowed.
Wait… there’s a Super Junior song on this playlist… what have I done?
So, in my Korean class last night, I may have said that I eat my friends and sleep in the subway.
Oh, the wonderful world of Korean verbs.
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