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Can y'all be used to refer to a single person? - The Week
"Maybe Northerners aren't just making stuff up. They have been hearing singular "y'all" all along. They just didn't realize it was not part of Southern English, but a different dialect, Exaggerated Southern English. The very fact of their not being Southern is what brings the singular "y'all" into existence."
linguistics  america  language 
3 days ago
BBC News - Rosetta: Decision due on comet landing site
"Referred to as a "Jupiter class" comet that takes 6.45 years to orbit the Sun"
4 days ago
How to know that you hate women
"That’s why it’s not a matter of it being wrong for a man to hit a woman because he may be physically stronger than her. It’s not about women being delicate. That line of thinking is standing on the right side of the issue for the wrong reasons. It reinforces patriarchal thinking about a man’s duty being protection.

No, violence against women is a scourge because it establishes a hierarchy of power. It is a means of ensuring submission. It assures the persistence of inequality through terror."
sexism  violence  abuse  culture  important 
6 days ago
Achewood § November 19, 2007
The way he left said, "I care about you in a way that will never matter."
language  writing 
7 days ago
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