I wasn’t going to say anything, but hot damn this pisses me off. ONCE A WORD HAS ENTERED A LANGUAGE, VARIATION IS BOUND TO HAPPEN. WHETHER THE PERSON WHO COINED THE TERM WANTS IT OR NOT. FUCK HOW MANY TIMES DOES THIS HAVE TO BE SAID BEFORE PEOPLE GET IT? IT’S NOT LIKE WE HAVE DIALECTS AND ACCENTS OR ANYTHING.
LIKE SERIOUSLY THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO ONLY ENCOUNTERED ‘GIF’ THROUGH TEXT AND READ IT AS HAVING A HARD /G/ AND THERE ARE OTHERS WHO READ IT AS HAVING A SOFT /G/ OR HEARD WHAT THE GUY WANTED ITS PRONUNCIATION TO BE AND CHANGED IT ACCORDINGLY. BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN THE HARD /G/ PRONUNCIATION IS ANY LESS VALID BECAUSE REAL PEOPLE USE BOTH AND THEY’RE BOTH MUTUALLY INTELLIGIBLE. FUCKIN’ A PEOPLE.
NOT TO MENTION THAT, YEAH, THERE ARE LANGUAGES THAT WOULD HAVE THE NATURAL PHONOLOGICAL CONSTRUCTION THAT MAKES THE SOFT /G/ OCCUR BEFORE AN /I/ OR /E/. BUT THAT DOESN’T NECESSARILY APPLY TO ENGLISH WHERE WE HAVE ‘GIFT.’
GOD DAMN THIS NEEDS TO STOP BEING A THING TO BE DEBATED ABOUT. THERE’S MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO TALK ABOUT THAN HOW TO PRONOUNCE A GODDAMNED ACRONYM.
please tell me how your name is pronounced so I can make a note to pronounce it wrong every single time
also so I can self-righteously “correct” everyone who pronounces it the way it’s supposed to be pronounced
- Children Are Dying, Special report: “Because of nationwide shortages, Washington hospitals are rationing, hoarding, and bartering critical nutrients premature babies and other patients need to survive. Doctors are reporting conditions normally seen only in developing countries, and there have…
Since Obama took office, a violent streak has taken over the GOP. Andrea Tantaros from Fox News, and her recent threats, are the latest example.
What the heeelllllll
From 50 Robots to Draw and Paint
by: Keith Thompson
Yeah, robots are cute ♥
Oh dear, I HAVE this book! It helped me (and it still does) learning how to draw mechas properly. <3
This book is really fucking great, i should dig it up from the mountain of messiness in my room sometime
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