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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.

hardlyfluent:

whosaprettypolyglot:

well this is a beautifully accurate analogy

more like analology


9 hours ago // 192 notes
rtamerica:

Black TV producer on way to Emmys party mistaken for bank robber, handcuffed, held for six hours
An African-American film producer in Beverly Hills for an Emmy pre-party was handcuffed and detained for around six hours on Friday night as police believed he fit the description of a suspect in a nearby bank robbery.
Charles Belk said he left a restaurant alone to refill a parking meter when he was suddenly surrounded by six police cars “handcuffed very tightly, fully searched for weapons, and placed back on the curb,”  he wrote on his Facebook page with an accompanying photo of him sitting on the curb as two police officers stand close by. 

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.

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Good question.

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?

tesdefonceoutesgay:

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
soundlyawake:

are we really fucking real right now