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notfuckingcishet:

socialjusticekoolaid:

Can’t stop, won’t stop: Protesters in Ferguson rally again, seeking justice for Mike Brown. More than a month and a half after his death, his killer, Darren Wilson, is still a free man. (Pt 2) 

Because it wouldn’t be a protest in Ferguson without fuckery from the police. A driver plowed his car through protesters, grazing several and running over a young boys foot. Beyond taking several hours to transport the boy to the hospital, they took even longer to arrest the motorist. Who did they not wait long to arrest? Two of the protesters who had been documenting the altercation for the world to see. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. #staywoke #farfromover #nojusticenopeace

September 20th, 2014

Just in case anyone thinks these are old posts still going round Tumblr: they’re not. 

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lotrlockedwhovian:

winchester-kelly:

badgerdash-cumberquat:

the—superwholockian:

twistedthicket1:

trypophobic-canine:

perks-of-being-chinese:

heroscafe:

everyonesfavoriteging:

my-weeping-angel:

eatsleepcrap:

syd224:

eatsleepcrap:

wincherlockedintardis:

even with those four numbers there are countless possible combinations good luck with figuring out which one is the right one you punk

*straightens calculator*
It’s pretty likely that it’s a four digit number, and as there are four digits chosen there, that means that there cannot be any repetition. This mean that there are:
n!/(n-4)! possible orders. As ‘n’ is 4 (number of digits available). 4!/0! which becomes 4x3x2x1/1 which simplifies to 24. That means that there are 24 possible combinations of codes. This would take you about two or three minutes to input all possible codes.

Unless an alarm goes off if you don’t get it right in 3 tries

*straightens calculator again*
Kick the fucking door in

well ‘technically’ the code is most likley 1970. statistically, a majority of people, when told to choose a 4 digit code will choose their birth year. and this key pad is obviously a few years old to put it nicely, thats most likley it.

some sherlock holmes shit just went down over here


No, no, no. Don’t base your deductions of psychology. Let’s talk chemistry. When you first press a button, there’s more of the natural oils on your skin, and therefore it wears down the numbers on the keys faster. Obviously 0 is the first one, then. Try 0791 first.

Sherlock out.

woah.

it got better

and this is why the sherlock fandom could either rule the world or end it….

Close, but not quite, I think. People will almost always choose a number they can remember. What’s memorable about 0791? Try 0719 - a birthday, 19th of July. That is more likely.

Those deductions are great and all, but unnecessary.
The light is green.
The door is already open.

And that’s why we have a John Watson.

This is “top 10 favorite posts” level.

lotrlockedwhovian:

winchester-kelly:

badgerdash-cumberquat:

the—superwholockian:

twistedthicket1:

trypophobic-canine:

perks-of-being-chinese:

heroscafe:

everyonesfavoriteging:

my-weeping-angel:

eatsleepcrap:

syd224:

eatsleepcrap:

wincherlockedintardis:

even with those four numbers there are countless possible combinations good luck with figuring out which one is the right one you punk

*straightens calculator*

It’s pretty likely that it’s a four digit number, and as there are four digits chosen there, that means that there cannot be any repetition. This mean that there are:

n!/(n-4)! possible orders. As ‘n’ is 4 (number of digits available). 4!/0! which becomes 4x3x2x1/1 which simplifies to 24. That means that there are 24 possible combinations of codes. This would take you about two or three minutes to input all possible codes.

Unless an alarm goes off if you don’t get it right in 3 tries

*straightens calculator again*

Kick the fucking door in

well ‘technically’ the code is most likley 1970. statistically, a majority of people, when told to choose a 4 digit code will choose their birth year. and this key pad is obviously a few years old to put it nicely, thats most likley it.

some sherlock holmes shit just went down over here

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No, no, no. Don’t base your deductions of psychology. Let’s talk chemistry. When you first press a button, there’s more of the natural oils on your skin, and therefore it wears down the numbers on the keys faster. Obviously 0 is the first one, then. Try 0791 first.

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Sherlock out.

woah.

it got better

and this is why the sherlock fandom could either rule the world or end it….

Close, but not quite, I think. People will almost always choose a number they can remember. What’s memorable about 0791? Try 0719 - a birthday, 19th of July. That is more likely.

Those deductions are great and all, but unnecessary.

The light is green.

The door is already open.

And that’s why we have a John Watson.

This is “top 10 favorite posts” level.

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wondermentsofme:

going-demon-hunting:

cassywinchestertheangel:

averypottermormon:

spn-fandom-breathing-heavily:

deadlyrandomness:

chemicznyplaz:

codependentsamanddean:

Roses are red

Violets are blue

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Roses are red

Violets are blue

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Roses are red

Violets are blue

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roses are red,

violets are blue

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these have been poems brought to you by the supernatural fandom

roses are red

violets are blue

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Roses are red

Violets are blue

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Roses are red

Violets are blue

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thewealthybeggar:

weresquirrel:

fuchsimeon:

tardisity:

bigplanssforthatfish:

reblogallthenerdythings:

we have literally created our own dialogue? language? here on tumblr and i think that is the most amazing thing ever please disregard my shitty editing skills

no listen this is actually really amazing because this is a real thing. i think this counts as a pidgin language. a pidgin language is basically a changed, simplified version of a language. you can change the spellings of words, pronunciation, grammar rules, or even make up new words. i think. i’d have to research it a bit more to be sure but i’m 90% sure this is right. if its not a pidgin language, then its a lingua franca but thats more used for trade and stuff like that. but still a new language. so yes, we’ve created our own language. we’ve changed the whole sentence structure. we can trail off sentences, say things like “i just cant”, and use words like ship, OTP, fic, fandom, feels, and ship names and everyone will understand what you’re saying. the part that i love most is how people go “OMGH IM CRIIY NIG SOIOO HARD” and understand each other. for example “IM LIUA GHMNIG”. that one was incredibly easy, but if you knew that said “I’m laughing”, congratulations. You speak a pidgin language. we can even say stuff like “Does anyone know of a Johnlock fic, at least 20k words, not a WIP, with no OCs, and is Post-Reichenbach? Or just a Destiel PWP would be great.” To someone not on tumblr, that wouldn’t make any sense. but you understood, didn’t you? One characteristic of a pidgin language is that you have to learn it like a second language. Another characteristic is that it is frequently changing. tumblr goes through many trends with how we talk. if i remember correctly, when i first made an account about two years ago, talking like this wasn’t quite as common. also, that thing of suddenly capitalizing your sentence is fairly recent. you know, when people go “the new epISODE IS TOMORROW”. Like one of the people up there said, all of this is awesome because how else do you easily show emotion and tone over the internet? we’ve even made a whole sense of humour that most people here share in. There’s so much more that I could talk about with this, but i’m tired and i may be entirely wrong about everything. but yes. people on the fandom side of tumblr who speak like this are speaking a new language

It’s more amazing when you think that the new language was developed almost exclusively through indirect communication.

Man I wish I still had linguisitics classes because I am sure this totally counts as a pidgin language…

Oh man, paint me green and call me Shrek, YES. This is the kind of post I’ve been waiting for.

I’m a second year English linguistics major, and according to my studies, the “Tumblr lingo” doesn’t really fall into the category of a pidgin language, but that is a clever thought, and you were definitely on the right track. Pidgin languages are essentially contact languages between different cultures, with a limited vocabulary and system of rules, that disappears completely after having served its purpose.

My favorite example is Russenorsk, the now extinct pidgin language created by Russian and Norwegian fishermen. These two languages had nothing on common, and fishermen, not generally being known for their high levels of education, probably didn’t speak any language other than their own which could have acted as a lingua franca (as English does on Tumblr and in general). Russenorsk had words only related to fishing and trading (NOTHING ELSE, you couldn’t have held a conversation about, let’s say, politics with that one), and it disappeared when the contact between the two cultures was terminated. That’s a true pidgin: an awkward, albeit revolutionary attempt at communication that’s forced into existence by simple necessity. It resembles a natural language, but is not nearly as expressive or useful in a modern person’s day to day life as a natural language.

TLDR, a pidgin is a temporary, limited mishmash of words that is not comparable to what we have here.

Tumblr lingo doesn’t adopt rules or words from other cultures, we just contort our existing knowledge of the English language into new shapes, based on a system of new, unspoken, arbitrary rules; while the new words are mostly acronyms and shorthands for already existing, common English words.

As I see it, Tumblr lingo is a sociolect of English. Not a dialect, that would imply that there is a specific place where it’s spoken, and as we know, tumblr’s audience is shockingly diverse. A sociolect, on the other hand, isn’t limited by location. It’s determined more by common experience (let’s say a workplace, or yes, a website with a strong social aspect) and social status. It includes words and expressions that are only used in that setting, and it may or may not have rules regulating the social behavior of the members. (I’m thinking of  ”YAAAAAAS” now, and how it came to take the place of “yes” in certain settings, for example. Our usual, everyday reaction to a given situation changes when we’re in the setting where the sociolect that requires it is used. What’s special about Tumblr in this case is that it requires unpredictable responses, which is really dang impressive and interesting.)

That takes the circle back to OP’s question: why do popular posts observe these rules. It seems to me that the rules of Tumblr lingo are most often observed by those who are, or wish to be “Tumblr famous” (see, who wish to belong to an “elite” group or pretend that they do), or have a successful, widely known post. The upper class of our little, broken society uses broken grammar and a bastardized version of English, and it is (probably) unconsciously seen as a status symbol. We value nonchalance and unpredictable, wild emotions, and the Tumblr lingo aims to reflect just that in written form. And yes, I do believe that the tag system did participate in the abandonment of punctuation in our speech, but I could probably write a whole study about that alone.

All in all, this phenomenon is not necessarily unique, but I have never seen it change a language so violently, and I think that’s absolutely fascinating.

tldr people are trying to justify failing english