A Sacrifice Made to the Loss of a Mind

27/M/Boston/Engaged. I'm a Ph.D. student in computer science and linguistics. I run on metal, wordplay, and snark. Most of the languages I speak are dead. This blog is mostly language and science stuff, books and science fiction/fantasy media (when there's a TV show on I like), with the occasional post from my personal blog or video of me playing stuff on the guitar. I also write a lot, but I'm way too chickenshit to post any of it. Maybe some day. Follow for more.

maskedlinguist:

bigangry:

mond0:

sö î hèãrd ÿôū łįkê gùÿś wìth áçćėñtš

Paging maskedlinguist to see what this actually may sound like.

A lot of it would depend on which language is using the particular orthography. Either way it makes my brain ache to think about how it would sound.

Using a combination of usual Latin script values, German, Gaelic (Irish and Scottish), French, Lithuanian, Polish, old Dutch, and Spanish:

[sœ iː heːãrd ɛjouː wiːke guːɛjɕ wiːth aːst͡ɕeːɲtʃ]

The word “bridegroom” should really be “bridegoom” (bryd; “bride” + guma “man”) but someone decided to add an ‘r’ in there like the word “groom” (as in horse groom). Also “bridegoom” is a stupid-sounding word.

This guy who stands around talking about etymology at parties, that’s me.
Daniel Radcliffe (source)

(via linguisticsyall)

joachimmurat:

this movie is fucking art

(via fuckyeahsouthasia)

didyoudrinkmygingerale:

sirenlovesong:

ariannagrandeofficial:

big-chicken:

cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat

this cat lives in a show horse barn which is why it walks and runs that way

THIS CAT THINKS ITS A HORSE

ARE YOU KIDDING IF THAT’S TRUE THIS IS A BRILLIANT CASE STUDY OF VISUAL PERCEPTION IDENTIFYING, IMITATING & ADAPTING A COMPLEX MOTOR PROGRAM BELONGING TO ANOTHER SPECIES BY BASIS OF COARSE VISUAL SIMILARITY #COGNITION

(via linguisten)

kierenwalkerpds:

monobeartheater:

absorr:

ultrafacts:

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 Some of you are reblogging because you think its funny that programmers would talk to ducks. I’m reblogging because I think its funny picturing a programmer explaining their code, realizing what they did when they explain the bad code, then grabbing the strangling the duck while yelling “WHY WAS THE FIX THAT SIMPLE!? AM I GOING BLIND!”

AS A PROGRAMMER I CAN TELL YOU THAT THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU FUCKING DO WE HAD TO BAN THE DUCKS FROM MY CLASSES BECAUSE EVERYONE WOULD FLIP THE DUCK OR THROW IT AT A WALL OR SOMETHING WHEN THEY FIGURED OUT THE PROBLEM IN THEIR CODE

so that’s the function of a rubber duck

(via carseatcomedian)

artekka:

Grad school

Beginning a three week vacation, a marriage, and a honeymoon.  If I so much as think about computers, please hit me.

artekka:

Grad school

Beginning a three week vacation, a marriage, and a honeymoon.  If I so much as think about computers, please hit me.

(via englishmajorhumor)

aviculor:

savvymavvy:

legitknits:

mcguirkthejerk:

kristinethequeen:

jimmysnowvakk:

This is what pisses me off about Tumblr. You all say you’re so accepting and you don’t want to offend anyone, but then thousands of people reblog something like this because Christians aren’t the minority. You wouldn’t want to offend a Muslim, and if this were offensive to them or another minority, there’d be so many comments about it. But everyone is completely fine with offending a non minority. “You’re not oppressed, you can’t talk!” You know what? I’m a Christian and this offends me and my faith, but nobody’s going to care about that because I’m not oppressed. Tumblr is hypocritical and that needs to stop.

Amen to the comment

Oh my precious lambs:

Examine why you are being offended. Because this is literally how a sunset works. There is not room for debate on this question. There is less room for debate on this than there is on just about any other thing. We are not reblogging because Christians aren’t the minority, dear ones. We are reblogging because after the debate a few days ago, creationists were given the opportunity to pose a question for non-creationists. One of these questions was:

"How can you explain a sunset if their is no god?" (sp.)

Questions, we assume, are posed so that someone might answer them. And yes, there is an answer of how exactly one can explain a sunset given the absence of a divine force. Now, you can certainly posit that God is the creator of all things and so all things came from him including the sun and light refraction and anthrax and kittens and famine and all that jazz.

But you don’t get to deny that THIS IS HOW A SUNSET WORKS, and of the necessary elements of this equation (Sun + Atmosphere + Angle = Sunset), God is not one of them. That’s because everything else is an observable phenomenon, and God is not. You can explain a sunset without God. You can go ahead and believe that God’s part of it all. That’s cool. Lots of people believe stuff like that, and I encourage you to delve into the ways that people make science and their faith jive. But if you are offended by being shown the basic scientific principals behind a sunset, you must be offended by damn near everything. And that seems exhausting. 

In short:

People getting butthurt over science, fucking love it.

"Stop teaching science, it offends me" 

(via vote-anglosaxon)