it means exactly what i think it means its just some stupid word that literally has two definitions that mean the opposite thing
what the hell
This makes me really chuffed
This post is quite egregious
Well I’m nonplussed by this whole post.
all of you go to hell
And you wonder why i am boggled at times
These are called contronyms! A word that is its own opposite.
Why the fuck do these exist
One theory is that the sarcastic use of the word became exceedingly prevalent and because another dictionary definition.
Are you telling me that we were such sarcastic shits it literally changed our language.
Literally is another example now.
There are 21 languages that have Contronyms/Contranyms.
English has 128 contranyms, almost 5 times that of language with the next highest number of contronyms (Arabic with 26) and more than the total number of crontranyms of every other language combined (89).
wish there was a non rude way to be like “I understand your criticism, I don’t even necessarily disagree with it, but I am doing these things on purpose, because I like them and I want to, and therefore your opinion has no value, because you might think me painting a room entirely pink is tacky, but I did it on purpose”
I adore Fearne’s candor in asking for ludicrous shit but having never once gotten the persuasion to back it up. She’ll get caught stealing and ask for the object and everyone will be like ???? Or she’ll ask for 5gp alcohol for 10 silver and the bartender is like ????? But she’s gonna keep on doing it
A little girl’s mother tried to get her to leave by saying if she was naughty she wouldn’t be allowed to go to her friend’s party this weekend. Unfortunately the friend was right there so he dramatically announced “NO!!! ONLY people that’s naughty are allowed to come to my party!” He then clarified to the miscreant, “You can’t be naughty at my party. But only naughty people are allowed to come.”
you know what’s a better question than “is this too self-indulgent?”? “is this self indulgent enough?”
because, like, damn, maybe there just aren’t enough kitty ears in this story! maybe there isn’t enough homoerotic tension! maybe that character’s backstory just isn’t tragic enough!! we won’t know until we really ask ourselves these questions.
may I interest you all in a selkie au? I was chatting with the very cool @catalists a while ago about one. Behold!
If you’re unfamiliar with selkies, selkies are shapechangers who can shift between being seals and humans (or other creatures, here) when they put on their sealskin. If the sealskin is lost or taken, they cannot turn back into a seal until it is returned.
The cool thing about an Esselkie au is that a sealskin is something intimately tied to someone’s being, and it is a physical object that can be lost, bartered, held hostage, donned and removed as a show of trust or power… It amplifies a lot of the interesting negotiations of trust, power, and identity Essek shows over the campaign. Also, it’s just fun. :)
For instance, having the sealskin means he can offer it to the Nein as desperate collateral post-97: (written by @catalists)
“Essek,” Caleb said, urgency in his voice.
“Yes?” Essek turned back, drawing his hands behind him so Caleb couldn’t see how they shook.
“Your—” Caleb made an abortive gesture towards the chair, his hand stopping just short of Essek’s sealskin.
“You do not trust me,” Essek interlocked his fingers behind his back. Caleb started to open his mouth and Essek added, quickly, “For good reason, of course. Consider it your insurance that I do not intend to betray you.”
“You cannot leave this with me,” Caleb said.
“Why? Do you not intend to return it?”
“Of course I—”
“Will you not keep it safe?” Essek did not have any fondness for the gods of the Light, and certainly not the gods of the Deep, but he would have spared a thanks for whichever one prevented his voice from breaking in that moment.
“Of course,” Caleb said.
“Then why can I not leave it with you?” Essek asked. “I know you cannot trust me. Trust in my self-interest, if nothing else.”
And the Nein’s bag of holding, where they keep the sealskin, gets stolen by the Tomb Takers right before they reunite with Essek in 124… (written by me, more under the cut)
“Well, it is done. I appreciate your forthrightness in letting me know,” Essek says after a long moment. His voice is smooth, with layers of courteous obfuscation so thick it is impossible to discern any genuine emotion. But Caleb can guess; they are the same sort pearl, he and Essek, with the same sort of grit at their center.
Jester reaches across the desk to brush Essek’s hand, which is clenched around his steaming cup. The sweetness of the cocoa is a little cloying in the brittle, chilly air. His fingers tighten at the touch.
I said this before but people are really getting the wrong message about koalas. When we who like animal science say that koalas are wretched and horrible we mean that they are fascinating and wonderful. It is brilliant that a mammal evolved into this idiot teddy bear that eats poison all day and screams and falls asleep. Can’t we talk about an animal being wretched and degenerate without everyone saying “so they’re useless and can all die, then?” That’s not the point. An animal doesn’t need to be smart, or nice, or even in any way pleasant to be in the presence of to be amazing and special and worthy of existence. Who would ever want the planet to stop having hairy tree goblins that just hang off a tree branch spewing diarrhea while a laughable pea brain rolls around behind their asshole baby face.
What is not to love about a thing so soft and so small yet so terribly terribly vulgar
creatures like the koala and the ocean sunfish are scientifically important because they help us understand just how badly a living organism can function and still survive
Embossed braille should be standard on computer keyboards.
It would raise braille literacy more than anything else I could imagine - among both the blind and the sighted. Currently braille is actually vanishing due to an increasing reliance on audiobooks and screen readers.
I think that braille has a lot of potential use among non-blind groups. As an alternative to traditional writing for dyslexics. As a way to help photosensitive people type with their eyes closed. Or simply as a means to help sighted people find things without needing the lights on all the time!