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30 days of Sherlock Holmes - Day 20
Favourite adaptation of Holmes.
Jeremy Brett from the Granada show. On a scale of 1-10 how surprised are you?
(Honourable mention goes to Cumberbatch.)

30 days of Sherlock Holmes - Day 20

Favourite adaptation of Holmes.

Jeremy Brett from the Granada show. On a scale of 1-10 how surprised are you?

(Honourable mention goes to Cumberbatch.)

linguistika:

ballpitfucker:

it’s called AAVE, you FUCKTRUCK
I hate how people here think that “proper general English” is the only way to speak English and all the others are considered “idiocy” like if language has anything to do with intelligence. I’m not even from the U.S. and I know this better than most of you.
Below is a list of all English dialects in North America:
American English - Standard American English is the general form
Cultural
African-American Vernacular English (AAVE)
Chicano English
New York Latino English
Pennsylvania Dutch English
Yeshivish
Yinglish

Regional
New England English
Boston accent
Boston Brahmin accent
Hudson Valley English
Lake Dialect or Lake Talk
Vermont English

Inland Northern American English (includes western and central upstate New York)
Northeast Pennsylvania English

Mid-Atlantic dialects
Baltimore dialect
Philadelphia dialect
Pittsburgh English
New York dialect
New Jersey English dialects

Inland Northern American English (Lower peninsula of Michigan, northern Ohio and Indiana, Chicago, part of eastern Wisconsin and upstate New York)
North–Central American English (primarily Minnesota, but also most of Wisconsin, the Upper peninsula of Michigan, and parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Iowa)
Yooper dialect (Upper Peninsula of Michigan and some neighboring areas)

Midland American English
North Midlands English (thin swath from Nebraska to Ohio)
St. Louis
South Midland (thin swath from Oklahoma to Pennsylvania)

Southern English
Appalachian English
Tidewater accent
Virginia Piedmont
Virginia TidewaterCoastal Southeastern (Charleston, South Carolina, Savannah, Georgia area)
Cajun English
Harkers Island English (North Carolina)

Ozark English
Southern Highland English
Gullah or Geechee
Texan
Yat dialect (New Orleans)
Ocracoke

Western English
California English
Boontling
Pacific Northwest English

Hawaiian Pidgin
Canada
Canadian English:
Newfoundland English
Maritime English
Cape Breton accent
Lunenburg English

West–Central Canadian English
Northern Ontario English
Quebec English
Ottawa Valley Twang
Pacific Northwest English

Bermuda
Bermudian English
Native/American indigenous peoples
Native American/indigenous peoples of the Americas English dialects:
Mojave English
Isletan English
Tsimshian English
Lumbee English
Tohono O’odham English
Inupiaq English

This is golden… And important.

linguistika:

ballpitfucker:

it’s called AAVE, you FUCKTRUCK

I hate how people here think that “proper general English” is the only way to speak English and all the others are considered “idiocy” like if language has anything to do with intelligence. I’m not even from the U.S. and I know this better than most of you.

Below is a list of all English dialects in North America:

American English - Standard American English is the general form

Canada

Canadian English:

Bermuda

Bermudian English

Native/American indigenous peoples

Native American/indigenous peoples of the Americas English dialects:

This is golden… And important.

bunneyfoofoo:

hi, i was wondering if someone could explain some things to me. of course you don’t have to, but it would be nice. i’ve done my own independent research but i’m still confused.

so, i have heard that using aave terms when you aren’t black is cultural appropriation. i took a linguistics course in…

I’ve never lived in the USA so I can only speak about languages and dialects in general, (and in my own experience).
So. Languages are prone to mixing and borrowing naturally, and are therefore hard to ‘appropriate’. If you spend a prolonged time in any community you’ll start to sound like them - and will be thought of as snobbish or purposefully antagonistic if you don’t.
An example: my sister goes to Uni on the other side of the country and over two years her her cadence and vocabulary have noticably changed. People would look down on her if she purposefully kept and enforced her ‘capital city’ dialect.
Doing a ‘funny accent’ to ridicule people is sure hurtful, but that’s not appropriation, that’s being mean.

Main cast for the urban-fantasy Story I’ll Probably Never Write. It’s been floating around in my head for over a decade, but it’d be pretty hopeless to try and convince everyone I came up with all of this before I read Night Watch (the Russian one) and Neverwhere…
(Ali - second from the left - is way too short in this picture, I’ll have to fix that next time…)

Main cast for the urban-fantasy Story I’ll Probably Never Write. It’s been floating around in my head for over a decade, but it’d be pretty hopeless to try and convince everyone I came up with all of this before I read Night Watch (the Russian one) and Neverwhere…

(Ali - second from the left - is way too short in this picture, I’ll have to fix that next time…)

destitutedandy:

Guys guys guys we really need to make this one thing clear

destitutedandy:

Guys guys guys we really need to make this one thing clear

Reblog if you’re gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, transgender or a supporter.

This should be reblogged by everyone. Even if you’re straight, you should be a supporter.

twit light, the dark and mysterious story of Lord Byron

ereini0n said: lol not-god will be so terribly disappointed!

To be fair, it has more to do with art-history and Bulgakov than, y’know, the Bible… :)

… Here’s this expression floating around… ‘Gamersgate’ or what. Guess what I read it as at first.

Ghetsemane. Some atheist, I am…

dear 98% of the people that follow me that dont talk to me

syupon:

tamaraldbrennan:

Who are you

Whats your favorite color

Favorite ship

Favorite ice cream flavor

Do you have a cat

Thank

reblogging again bc I already got some from really cute people, but it makes me unreasonably happy to read these from you SO KEEP ON SENDING THEM