why can’t we, instead of everyone being social justice warriors and unappreciative of the main point of a movie, just sit down and WATCH A FUCKING MOVIE WITHOUT HAVING PEOPLE RUIN IT?

tags:
#language
#whoa
The English “please” is short for “if you please,” “if it pleases you to do this” — it is the same in most European languages (French si il vous plait, Spanish por favor). Its literal meaning is “you are under no obligation to do this.” “Hand me the salt. Not that I am saying that you have to!” This is not true; there is a social obligation, and it would be almost impossible not to comply. But etiquette largely consists of the exchange of polite fictions (to use less polite language, lies). When you ask someone to pass the salt, you are also giving them an order; by attaching the word “please,” you are saying that it is not an order. But, in fact, it is.

In English, “thank you” derives from “think,” it originally meant, “I will remember what you did for me” — which is usually not true either — but in other languages (the Portuguese obrigado is a good example) the standard term follows the form of the English “much obliged” — it actually does means “I am in your debt.” The French merci is even more graphic: it derives from “mercy,” as in begging for mercy; by saying it you are symbolically placing yourself in your benefactor”s power — since a debtor is, after all, a criminal. Saying “you’re welcome,” or “it’s nothing” (French de rien, Spanish de nada) — the latter has at least the advantage of often being literally true — is a way of reassuring the one to whom one has passed the salt that you are not actually inscribing a debit in your imaginary moral account book. So is saying “my pleasure” — you are saying, “No, actually, it’s a credit, not a debit — you did me a favor because in asking me to pass the salt, you gave me the opportunity to do something I found rewarding in itself!” ….
—David Graeber in Debt: The First 5,000 Years (via mongoosenamedt)

coluring:

*Loses weight because is too lazy to walk to the kitchen every day*

(Source: coluring)

tags:
#french

ruinscape:

french weed joke:

80

kiodi:

my last word will probably be either “whoops” or “shit”

tags:
#video
#dog
#omg

mr-egbutt:

moonblossom:

fighting-for-animals:

This dog is not allowed on the bed. So his human installed a camera to check what happens when the dog stays home alone. The results are hilarious.

My favourite part of this whole video is the cat. It’s like “oh my god you fucking moron.”

(Source: fightingforanimals)

partybarackisinthehousetonight:

mark, my words. *mark brings me my dictionary* thank you mark

tags:
#jESUS
#cap 2

(Source: safetytank)

IS CONFRED ALIVE WHOA SHIT

disappointingpopsiclejokes:

Disappointing Popsicle Jokes

luciawestwick:

do you remember the scene where Steve shows page from his notebook with all the things he missed while he’d been napping? so, this page is different for Russia. here it is

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moreover, I found another 7 versions.

US page

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UK list

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version for South Korea

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page for France 

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Italian version

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Mexican one

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list for Spain

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quite interesting, isn’t it? let me know if there are other versions)

update! Australian list (via idkvader)

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theaveragefish:

why the hell did we all learn the exact words

"the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell"

tags:
#rome
#history

bad-latin:

Ehehehehe. Reading about Roman emperors, and I really hope the rumor that Nero proposed an idea for him to stand in front of an enemy army and cry (to end the war) is true.

jadedkitten:

fandom-mused-fandom-games:

WAIT

WHAT

WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN

OH MY GOD 

SPREAD THE WORD

nayx:

this is so illegal.  we’re going to get in so much trouble.  you cant just steal all the sand from the beach and replace it with bread crumbs