Boardwalk Empire: [5x03]
 “What Jesus Said”

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I am not scared of being like them. It’s the opposite. I feel like I’ve not been able to live for years. Maybe it’s because  I ’ m  d e a d.

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BOARDWALK EMPIRE » 5x02 The Good Listener

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You’re always a bit ornery, unpleasant, impolite, even downright mean, that’s part of your charm. Thank you, you bed-hopping relic.
Ask/Gif Meme → Anonymous asked

↳ Golden Girls + Favorite Relationship: Sophia x Blanche

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I want to do a rom-com with Melissa McCarthy. I even told her that at an awards show, and she said ‘Yes, Let’s do it!’
- Idris Elba, on his dream role, to US Weekly (via camewiththeframe)
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"There is this devaluation of women."

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Come on, what else could possibly be in Fet’s apartment (and lacking from Setrakian’s Batcave) that he would need to go back for?

Now, Poppa’s going to go do some killing.

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So you know what I don’t get? Why people repeat words. (x)

Grammar time: it’s called “contrastive reduplication,” and it’s a form of intensification that is relatively common. Finnish does a very similar thing, and others use near-reduplication (rhyme-based) to intensify, like Hungarian (pici ‘tiny’, ici-pici ‘very tiny’).

Even the typologically-distant group of Bantu languages utilize reduplication in a strikingly similar fashion with nouns: Kinande oku-gulu ‘leg’, oku-gulu-gulu ‘a REAL leg’ (Downing 2001, includes more with verbal reduplication as well).

I suppose the difficult aspect of English reduplication is not through this particular type, but the fact that it utilizes many other types of reduplication: baby talk (choo-choo, no-no), rhyming (teeny-weeny, super-duper), and the ever-famous “shm” reduplication: fancy-schmancy (a way of denying the claim that something is fancy).

screams my professor was trying to find an example of reduplication so the next class he came back and said “I FOUND REDUPLICATION IN ENGLISH” and then he said “Milk milk” and everyone was just “what?” and he said “you know when you go to a coffee shop and they ask if you want soy milk and you say ‘no i want milk milk’” and everyone just had this collective sigh of understanding.

Another name for this particular construction is contrastive focus reduplication, and there’s a famous linguistics paper about it which is commonly known as the Salad Salad Paper. You know, because if you want to make it clear that you’re not talking about pasta salad or potato salad, you might call it “salad salad”. The repetition indicates that you’re intending the most prototypical meaning of the word, like green salad or cow’s milk, even though other things can be considered types of salad or milk. 

Can I make love to this post?… Is that a thing that’s possible?

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Erik is terrible around children.

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