Anonymous said: people gotta stop asking other people on here how long does it take to learn a language, it's like asking how long does it take to do a poop. if you put the effort in and push hard you'll get there but if you just sit down and do nothing you're just wasting your time.
well this is a beautifully accurate analogy
more like analology
9 hours ago // 192 notes
Anonymous said: I am Finnish, is it cultural appropriation if I tattoo a phrase in Russian language? Is Russian considered western language? Is Finnish considered western language (I suppose it is)? I study Russian and have a small phrase in my mind that I would like to make a tattoo of, but if it is appropriation, I do not want to do it.
On the one hand, I wouldn’t say it’s an Eastern language, but on the other hand, it uses a completely different alphabet.
What do you guys think?
Since Russia has historically oppressed Finland rather more than the other way around, I’m gonna call this a non-issue.
1 day ago // 19 notes
howtotrainyourboyfriend said: as i understand it,cultural appropriation's a huge thing in america because almost everything is turned into a product there, esp things from native american culture (head-dresses & stuff) and it's like reducing the whole culture to this thing that they can sell, which is sketch, but tumblr is so america-centric that i think a lot of people on here don't know what it's like to live in a place like europe where so many completely different cultures are so accessible in their unadulterated state?
Like it would be a huge undertaking for a lot of american people to go to a whole other country, you know? Cos it’s such a big country. It’s also because the usa is such a young country too, and was p much built upon destroying the native cultures… ~~controversial maybe i dunno~~
Interesting point of view, and I agree with you!
1 day ago // 6 notes