His lordship rests upon my recliner, content in the knowledge that he is the warmest thing in this house.
spiderkiss said: Ok but I KNOW you hate the C- word, regardless of intent or it being more ‘normal’ in other countries. If someone asks people not to use certain language or vents about it, would it really hurt to listen? Or just leave them be?
You’re right. I do hate that word. It makes my skin crawl. But I don’t flip my shit when someone uses it. They are free to use it and they’re going to keep using it. Can’t do much about that; I know it’s fairly common in gay male culture and in the UK to use it so while it makes me twitch I’m not going to yell at someone for saying it.
All I’m saying is that things like ‘side eye’ aren’t simply AAVE. I had never even heard about AAVE until well over a year ago. These words move into different spaces and cultures and while they may have existed in one place in one form, they’re no longer in that form anymore.
I was overhearing people on the tram today talking about ‘proper’ English. There isn’t ‘proper’ English because English is a bastard language. It is evolving all the time, accepting new terms and moving with them. It’s also about rejecting old words and moving away from them.
All right, I know know I’mma get shit for this but I’ll say it anyway.
AMERICA ISSUES ARE NOT UNIVERSAL. You get up in arms because language evolved in another country to use terms that are in your country offensive and all it shows is how small minded you are.
Do you know what a fag in Australia is? What about coon cheese, clearly it’s cheese but it’s COON cheese. What about fanny?
What may in your country be one thing doesn’t mean that EVERYWHERE ELSE it is the same thing. America is NOT the world. Stop equating your over bloated, self important country with the rest of the world.
EDIT: Iggy Azalea may be a piece of shit and appropriating the hell outta rap culture but that still doesn’t mean she isn’t using words that have a different meaning or even ORIGIN in Australia.
People will stare. Make it worth their while → Alexander McQueen | Pre-Fall ‘13
So many unanswered questions!
THIS IS NOT OKAY!
Went to the temple last night before picking up Dribbles from spiderkiss ‘s place. The camera kept insisting on flash so you get demon kitty.
It’s strange. I was only thinking of them recently, A & V. And then my mum calls up and says A is dying and that she’s flying down to visit her. She says maybe I should go and visit her too; before she dies. So I spent all day driving today and when I got there my heart broke.
This is the woman who, if my mother had died while I was young, whose care I would have gone to. My memories are hazy by too many years spent absent but it broke my heart to see a small picture of myself when I was 8 or 9 sitting on their vanity. I meant so much to them and yet it’s been too many years without contact.
She’s dying and I didn’t know. And I feel selfish grieving for someone who I haven’t seen in well over a decade. I feel stupid and out of place. How do I comfort V who is losing his wife and life partner? How do I comfort A?
I don’t know what to do.
Wait, you’re an Aussie? Me too!
And also to your other thing they are not time tams but I did get two packets of them too :u
Tim Tams are the best! TIM TAMS FOR EVERYONE!