Just Kitty

She walks softly but she carries a big gun

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The multilingual wug test poses problems

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English: One wug, two wugs
French: Un wug, deux wugs
Spanish: Un wug, dos wuges
Norwegian: Ett wug, to wug
Dutch: Een wug, twee wugen
German: Ein Wug, zwei Wüge
Hindi: Ek wug, do wug
Hindi: Wait, what gender is a wug?
Hindi: Ek wug, do wugẽ?
Irish: Aon wug, dó wuig
Irish: Hold on, what declension is “wug?”
Irish: Aon wug, dó wuga? Wugaí? Wugacha?
Irish: Wait, do I need to soften the “w”? CAN I soften the “w”? Do I even have a “w”?

The Irish ‘w’ sound would probably be represented as bhf, meaning Aon bhfug, dó bhfuga/bhfugaí/bhfugacha. I’d go with dó bhfuga or bhfugacha. And you can’t soften it because it’s already an eclipsed initial consonant.

And I have officially been studying Irish too long.

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mooseravenclaw:

jaclcfrost:

a good response to the question “how old are you?” is something along the lines of “dunno i stopped counting after the first few centuries”

and it needs to be said seriously without smiling or humor or as casually as possible and followed by “so anyway” and a subject change as if it’s completely normal

"I stopped counting a few decades ago. no. what’s the one with the zeros? millennia that’s it. human time keeping is so confusing."

I believe the proper conversion to your Earth years is …

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wickedlydeeper:

gallifreywaits:

senselessrose:

grimdarkthroes:

riningear:

stfurapeculture:

augustayc:

braiker:

Are you fucking kidding me? Did we all just wake up in 1938?

Really seriously flabbergasted and concerned about this.

This is terrifying and very important.

I thought this would be some sort of extreme shit or parody but 

holy shit 

I started giggling because the sheer horror I felt looking at this meant I either broke down or laughed

Holy shit

This is terrifying.

Happy FUCKING Passover >:(

It turns out it IS a hoax, but not the kind where the paper wasn’t printed, just the kind where it doesn’t have the backing of more than the crudest of regional “governments” (read: bully boys potentially with guns) and they have no legitimate ability to deport or confiscate anyone’s anything. The sentiment is still there. And that’s very little comfort.

wickedlydeeper:

gallifreywaits:

senselessrose:

grimdarkthroes:

riningear:

stfurapeculture:

augustayc:

braiker:

Are you fucking kidding me? Did we all just wake up in 1938?

Really seriously flabbergasted and concerned about this.

This is terrifying and very important.

I thought this would be some sort of extreme shit or parody but 

image

holy shit 

I started giggling because the sheer horror I felt looking at this meant I either broke down or laughed

Holy shit

This is terrifying.

Happy FUCKING Passover >:(

It turns out it IS a hoax, but not the kind where the paper wasn’t printed, just the kind where it doesn’t have the backing of more than the crudest of regional “governments” (read: bully boys potentially with guns) and they have no legitimate ability to deport or confiscate anyone’s anything. The sentiment is still there. And that’s very little comfort.

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