English: Death by Internet

Cataloging the digital decline of the English language . . . and being a bitch about it.

Anonymous asked: why do black people use you in the wrong context? such is "you ugly" instead of "you're ugly" I know u guys can differentiate, it's a nuisance

rsbenedict:

prettyboyshyflizzy:

you a bitch

It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.

So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.

neil-gaiman:

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neil-gaiman:

The glorious Chris Riddell cover to THE SLEEPER AND THE SPINDLE, my strange (but Locus Award winning) story about an almost Snow White and a kind of Sleeping Beauty. Coming out from Bloomsbury the week of Hallowe’en.

View more Neil Gaiman on WhoSay

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