it hurt when I stumbled across her.
she was like broken glass all along the floor.
but it was beautiful and my curiosity got the best of me.
I remember looking at her and all I could see was pain.
she had this insane look of desperation; you could almost feel it.
and yet her eyes were still hollow; like the life had been sucked out of her.
I wanted to pick up her pieces.
I wanted to put her back together.
and so I tried. I really did.
I got a little cut along the way.
the more I tried to fix her the more fragile I became myself but I didn’t care.
I wanted to see her happy.
every time I made her laugh I thought about how I wanted to make her laugh forever.
she was getting better.
eventually she was put together enough to get up and walk away.
but she didn’t take me with her.
and I’ve been stuck sitting here where I first found her.
wondering if the pieces left on the floor are hers or mine.
I should probably get the fuck up.
oh my fucking god
The worst of all possible things that could happen would be to lose that language [that black people love so much]. There are certain things I cannot say without recourse to my language. It’s terrible to think that a child with five different present tenses comes to school to be faced with those books that are less than his own language. And then to be told things about his language, which is him, that are sometimes permanently damaging… This is a really cruel fallout of racism. I know the Standard English. I want to use it to help restore the other language, the lingua franca.
1. He ø runnin. Standard American English (SAE )= He is running.
2. He be runnin. SAE = He is usually running or He will/would be running.
3. He be steady runnin. SAE = He is usually running in an intensive, sustained manner, or He will/would be running in an intensive, sustained manner.
4. He(’s) been/bin runnin. SAE He has been running–at some earlier point, but probably not now.
Other examples: I been knowing her. SAE = I have known her.
About eleven o’clock he been eating. SAE = … he was eating.
5. He BEEN/BIN runnin’. SAE = He has been running for a long time, and still is.
-This is a use of the African American English (AAE) stressed been/remote BIN.
My mother Toni Morrison on AAVE (via howtobeterrell)
this is for whoever was telling me that AAVE isn’t a real thing… UGH
Note how precise each AAVE phrase is.
Cries from perfection
For anyone who thinks aave is just slang.
This is why non-Black POC, especially white folks who’ve never been in a room with a Black person, get it so wrong with the habitual Be and stressed Been; y’all don’t understand or respect that it’s a language and not just ‘lazy’ speech or slang. We know that it’s structured and nuanced. You can’t just pick that ish up and act like you’re hip if you’re not. It’s also important we let our children in the education system know that this is a valid language and one that teachers should be familiar with when teaching.
Ok, so I was watching Peppa Pig and well……this is one of tHE BEST MOMENTS EVER. I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING
SHE JUSST HANGS UP ON HER
HHAHAHA OMG WHAT THE FUCK
BITCH WE SPOSED TO BE IN THIS THANG TOGETHER
I cried. I can’t even deal with this.
that *click* was so fast…
RIGHT?? Hahahaha It was like, “i’m done”
Peppa dont fuck with liars
Susie figured that shit out too damn quick
N O P E.
these hoes ain’t loyal
LMAO Still hilarious
Lmfao 2 years later, still in tears
Got Damnit Susie 😂😂😂😂
Don’t let Sheamus’s physical artistry fool you.
#5. The Refs Are Often Telling the Wrestlers What Moves to Do Next
When you see the ref talking to the wrestlers, he’s not offering warnings or stern reminders of the rules. He’ll call out the next spots (moves) for the wrestlers if they need a reminder, stop matches from going too long, and make sure the match has the right flow. Sometimes a decision may be made to change an outcome in the middle of the match — the ref can then jump in and do a quick count the next time the designated loser hits the mat.
Awesome insight, especially the part about how moves and spots are directed in the ring by the refs and the wrestlers themselves.
[obligatory St. Patrick’s Day Sheamus reblog]