“I didn’t know what hate felt like, not the hate that comes after love. It’s huge and desperate and it longs to be proved wrong. And every day it’s proved right it grows a little more monstrous. If the love was passion, the hate will be obsession. A need to see the once-loved weak and cowed beneath pity. Disgust is close and dignity is far away. The hate is not only for the once loved, it’s for yourself too; how could you ever have loved this?”—Jeanette Winterson (via creatingaquietmind)
“Male privilege is “I have a boyfriend” being the only thing that can actually stop someone from hitting on you because they respect another male-bodied person more than they respect your rejection/lack of interest.”—
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In a recent post on idibon.com Tyler Schnoebelen asked which language is the “weirdest of all”. The most intuitive definition of the concept of language weirdness involves comparing languages to the native language of the person who does the comparing, most typically English. Here I must agree with Schnoebelen that “that’s a pretty irritating definition”. However, Schnoebelen’s definition of a “weird language” as one that has typologically uncommon features, proves to be problematic as well, as we show in this post.