"The man to my right started telling me about all the ways that the internet is degrading the English language. He brought up Facebook and he said: "to defriend, I mean is that a real word?”. I wanna pause on that question: what makes a word ‘real’?”- Anne Curzan, What makes a word “real”? TEDxUofM [x]

The whole TEDx talk that this is from is very much worth the watch. 

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Lewis Buzbee, The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop


Lewis Buzbee, The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop

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Women of Warsaw Uprising ‘44

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I will never cease to be amazed by books. Seriously. Just think about it: thousands of people read the same book but in each one’s mind the characters look different and the setting changes and we’re all reading the same thing but it’s so unique to each of us. That is insanely cool.

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Kids please don’t think that it’s unusual or special to be dating someone with whom you can watch netflix and eat pizza and hold hands and also have hot sex with

It concerns me when I see millions of notes on a post that’s like “fuck me hard but also be sweet with me”

Like what kinds of relationships are you in that you think this is a revolutionary thing to ask

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I need more stories with modern day assassins where they can literally track you down using it instagram or something.

Someone write this.

It could be like, “An assassin’s best weapon is internet access.”

YES. THIS. I like this. Because it’s totally true.

YES! This is soooo relevant and maybe it would change the way we use internet, because think of all the traces we leave behind without knowing..

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harry potter series + a short summary

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