dispatchrabbi:

crime-and-puns:

*sets entire english language on fire*

So this is actually a half-cool half-frustrating phenomenon called a cran morpheme.
Cran morphemes are morphemes that don’t have a meaning outside of the thing they designate. The ur-example, of course, is cranberry. Unlike blueberry (blue + berry), where the first morpheme is somewhat descriptive of the actual berry itself (blueberries are, after all, blueish), the cran- in cranberry doesn’t give you any more help than “this designates the type of berry we call cranberries”. The snozz- of snozzberry is similar.
It is true that cran- comes eventually from “crane” and that cranberries might have been named that because cranes ate them or something, but appealing to this invokes the etymological fallacy. That is, no one who uses or learns the word today thinks of cranes when they talk about cranberries. (Etymologists, lexicographers, and linguists don’t count as native speakers, as usual.)
Even so, the etymology doesn’t help us here, because the word that the cuttle- of cuttlefish comes from just means “cuttlefish” anyway. It’s cuttles all the way down.

dispatchrabbi:

crime-and-puns:

*sets entire english language on fire*

So this is actually a half-cool half-frustrating phenomenon called a cran morpheme.

Cran morphemes are morphemes that don’t have a meaning outside of the thing they designate. The ur-example, of course, is cranberry. Unlike blueberry (blue + berry), where the first morpheme is somewhat descriptive of the actual berry itself (blueberries are, after all, blueish), the cran- in cranberry doesn’t give you any more help than “this designates the type of berry we call cranberries”. The snozz- of snozzberry is similar.

It is true that cran- comes eventually from “crane” and that cranberries might have been named that because cranes ate them or something, but appealing to this invokes the etymological fallacy. That is, no one who uses or learns the word today thinks of cranes when they talk about cranberries. (Etymologists, lexicographers, and linguists don’t count as native speakers, as usual.)

Even so, the etymology doesn’t help us here, because the word that the cuttle- of cuttlefish comes from just means “cuttlefish” anyway. It’s cuttles all the way down.

(via i-have-beards)


doctor who + text posts night vale tweets | part 2/? (rtd edition)

bonus:

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omgbuglen:

Tragedies of life

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disney | text posts

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sleuthhammer:

majingojira:

ohmygil:

nemosland:

oh-mystarisfading:

#I love how in the movies he’s like ‘yes. it hurts every time they come out’ ANGST ANGST ANGST #and in the cartoons he’s just like yolo i’m a fuckin mutant bitch this shit better make my life easier somehow #so he just uses his claws for everyday tasks #because what good are they if YOU DON’T USE THEM TO CUT SALAMI 

I find this oddly soothing.

this is so hecking gross


First thing I thought of when I re-blogged it the first time.


even if he washes them they’re literally inside his body touching the periosteum (tissue that surrounds the bones) which i imagine is pretty gross

sleuthhammer:

majingojira:

ohmygil:

nemosland:

oh-mystarisfading:

#I love how in the movies he’s like ‘yes. it hurts every time they come out’ ANGST ANGST ANGST #and in the cartoons he’s just like yolo i’m a fuckin mutant bitch this shit better make my life easier somehow #so he just uses his claws for everyday tasks #because what good are they if YOU DON’T USE THEM TO CUT SALAMI 

I find this oddly soothing.

this is so hecking gross

http://media.tumblr.com/bbe199ea3f4182a559a3feaa4e7156b1/tumblr_mo5s06d0su1r7voiqo1_500.jpg

First thing I thought of when I re-blogged it the first time.

even if he washes them they’re literally inside his body touching the periosteum (tissue that surrounds the bones) which i imagine is pretty gross

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cartoonpolitics:

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.” .. (Dwight D. Eisenhower)

cartoonpolitics:

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.” .. (Dwight D. Eisenhower)

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gracefullikeagazelle:

knives-and-pipes:

upgraders:

most private thing im willing to admit: im not good at estimating how much pasta is enough for one person 

image there’s a tool for that

I’m sorry, does that scale progress from a child to a HORSE?

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bnprime:

flustered-fallen-angell:

pizzaismylifepizzaisking:

ultrafacts:

Source For more facts, Follow Ultrafacts

Wait a minute…i was reading ultrafacts  &realized that THIS GUY WAS THE SAME GUY WHO DID THIS

(Source)
&

(Source)
I think he was crazy

guys read this fanfic the Master is literally Emperor Caligula at one point

"caligula" means "little boots"
which sounds like the name you would give to an adorable baby goat.

bnprime:

flustered-fallen-angell:

pizzaismylifepizzaisking:

ultrafacts:

Source For more facts, Follow Ultrafacts

Wait a minute…i was reading ultrafacts  &realized that THIS GUY WAS THE SAME GUY WHO DID THIS

(Source)

&

(Source)

I think he was crazy

guys read this fanfic the Master is literally Emperor Caligula at one point

"caligula" means "little boots"

which sounds like the name you would give to an adorable baby goat.