whenhoothootsattack-deactivated asked: Hello Toby. I am going to start randomly sending you messages for no apparent reason. Just so you have something to look at when you remember this blog. Farewell Toby. xoxo Kylee

whenhoothootsattack:

thecentercannothold:

THIS WAS SENT A WEEK AGO KYLEE

YOU REALLY MESSED THAT UP

I AM SORRY I LET YOU DOWN

WAY 2 GO KYLEE CONGRATS :@

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Okay so the whole reason I remembered this blog is to complain.

Specifically about the word “wixen”.

Which, if you’re HP savvy, is the fandom-coined term for a genderqueer non-muggle. (Or is it a gender-neutral term for non-muggle? I’m never really sure.)

Now I don’t have a problem with the word wix, in theory. (Wix is singular, wixen is plural.) But I’ve got a few questions:

  • Why the fuck doesn’t it behave like an english word? Why is it wix —> wixen? Literally the only other word I can think of that’s made plural in this manner is ox —> oxen. Wouldn’t “wixes” be more appropriate?

Which brings us to point two:

  • Why the hell do so many gender neutral words have Xs in them? X isn’t a letter used very often in English, and throwing it into you GN words just makes them stick out more. I understand wanting to avoid certain gendering endings (o/er are typically read as masculine, a is typically read as feminine), but X just really really makes things stick out. And I see it everywere. Wix/wixen, princex, prinxe, mixter/mx, and so on and so forth.

I have no problem creating words where there’s a need for them but can we please try to adhere to certain rules of English? (And I don’t mean the arbitrary ones like “don’t split infinitives”. Fuck that shit. I mean the ones that are necessary for it to function as a language.)

whenhoothootsattack-deactivated asked: Hello Toby. I am going to start randomly sending you messages for no apparent reason. Just so you have something to look at when you remember this blog. Farewell Toby. xoxo Kylee

THIS WAS SENT A WEEK AGO KYLEE

YOU REALLY MESSED THAT UP

whenhoothootsattack-deactivated asked: I just remembered I was supposed to randomly send you messages :@

I just remembered I had this blog so it’s all okay.

saberinthenight said: I love you. D:


secondkidflash said: I hope they step on five legos.

You guys are the best. :(

victoriousvocabulary:

FROU-FROU

[noun]

1. a rustling sound, especially of a woman’s dress.

2. fussy or showy dress or ornamentation; frilly decoration.

Etymology: French, of imitative origin; frou-frou “frilly; heavily ornamental; fancy; overly elaborate, particularly as regards clothing”.

[Andrew Atroshenko]

I’m sorry, I just…

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Some people see things that are and ask, Why?
Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not?
Some people have to go to work and don’t have time for all that.
George Carlin (via quotes-shape-us)
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victoriousvocabulary:

DÉCOLLETAGE

[noun]

the upper part of a woman’s torso, between her waist and neck, comprising her neck, shoulders, back and chest, that is exposed by the neckline of her clothing. However, the term is most commonly applied to a neckline that reveals or emphasizes cleavage.

Etymology: borrowing from French décolletage, from décolleter “to reveal the neck or neckline”. 

[John Singer Sargent - Portrait of Madame X]

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Remember when this blog was nothing but his pretty face?

Remember when I actually posted here?

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aseaofquotes:

Deborah Harkness, A Discovery of Witches

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