So one time my dad bought a skeleton for Halloween, and one day he decided to place it in the kitchen to scare me and it went too far…
1 banana, 2 tablespoons almond butter, 1 teaspoon brown sugar, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup iced coffee. Blend.
Drink it down, savor the flavor, and take a second to be happy to be alive. Then go outside and punch your problems in the face.
semi means half but semi-trucks are at least double the size of regular trucks
Great mail day!
An interesting article on adjective ordering:It is a lovely warm August day outside, and I am wearing a green loose top. Does the second part of that sentence sound strange to you? Perhaps you think I should have written “loose green top.” You’re not wrong (though not entirely right, because descriptivist linguistics): An intuitive code governs the way English speakers order adjectives. The rules come so naturally to us that we rarely learn about them in school, but over the past few decades language nerds have been monitoring modifiers, grouping them into categories, and straining to find logic in how people instinctively rank those categories. […]Linguists have broken the adjectival landmass into several regions. They are: general opinion or quality (“exquisite,” “terrible”), specific opinion or quality (“friendly,” “dusty”), size, shape, age, color, origin, and material. Generally, modifiers from the same region can be strung together in any order. Thomas Wolfe, writing in Look Homeward, Angelof “blistered varnished wood” and “fat limp underdone bacon,” could also have said “varnished blistered wood” or “limp fat underdone bacon.” (All five examples count as “specific opinion” words.) […]These tricky situations—neither pure correlation nor accumulation—generally occur when you cross the border between adjectival regions, such as size and color. When that happens, an invisible code snaps into place, and the eight categories shimmy into one magistral conga line: general opinion then specific opinion then size then shape then age then color then provenance then material.
Also related is this Tom Scott video on adjective ordering. The generalization that adjectives seem to be ordered the same way across a wide variety of languages is the type of data used as evidence for a cartographic approach to linguistics: detailed typological surveys of how aspects of language do or do not vary in very specific ways.
we all meet once a year for the annual posters conference where we discuss important topics such as month to month follower gain and upcoming memes
x-files theme song is going to be next months theme so everybody get ready
this is true
Mark Snow stole the theme from a Quee— (holds finger to ear) oh next month sorry
like a good neighbour state farm IS ALWAYS WATCHING YOU FOR SOME REASON