oh my lord. this is a photo of what success looks like.
The English language cannot fully capture the depth and complexity of my thoughts so I’m incorporating Emoji into my speech to better express myself.
Petrus Christus: Portrait of a Young Girl (after 1460)
(Niku had some sort of soccer accessory on.)
i hope one day i can put the quote ‘some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thurst upon ‘em’ on my wall as a teacher and then read twelfth night at the end of the year and once we get to malvolio’s monologue i’ll just point to it and say, ‘that’s a dick joke. i’ve had a dick joke on my wall this whole year and you didn’t know. that’ll teach you about shakespeare.’
Actually, ‘fall’ has its origins as an Anglo-Saxon word, and was popularized for use to denote the season around the 16th century from the poetic term ‘the fall of leaf.’ In the language that would develop after 1066, words that were coded as being common or lowly generally had Anglo-Saxon roots while the ‘educated’ words of the elite had French and Latin roots. This is why, even in modern English, we use ‘cow,’ which has an Anglo-Saxon origin, for the animal out in the field and ‘beef,’ which has a French origin, for the food to be consumed. The poor handle the animal while the rich eat the meat, and that is reflected in the language. The language of the conquerors was elevated while the language of the conquered was made base and common. If ‘autumn’ sounds smarter than ‘fall,’ that is only the linguistic snobbery of history talking.
WHY WAS I UNAWARE OF THE FACT THAT “DISGRUNTLED” IS, IN FACT, THE OPPOSITE OF “GRUNTLED”
WHY DOES NOBODY USE THIS WORD