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Polish people are using apple-eating selfies to give Putin the finger

learning-polish:

Loool

Where can I buy some Polish apples


5 hours ago // 21 notes
witneyhouston:

checkmate 
Spring
  • (A gay couple has just met up in the restaurant and kissed each other upon arrival. Another customer has seen this and is obviously angry.)
  • Angry Customer: “Damn f**s.”
  • Gay Man: “Excuse me?”
  • Angry Customer: “You heard me, you little s***. Let’s not make this into some little pride protest, okay? I have to accept that you’re going to live your lifestyle, and you have to accept that I’ve got freedom of speech.”
  • Gay Man: *quietly* “Is it too much to ask for a little human decency?”
  • Angry Customer: “Human? Listen up, what you’re doing is not human. I think I have the right to determine what I think is human.”
  • (The manager shows up. He’s a quiet Italian man who I assume is conservative due to the Christian imagery and portrait of Reagan he keeps around the restaurant.)
  • Angry Customer: *to the owner* “Hey, can you move either them or us to another table?”
  • (Instead of responding to the angry customer, the owner instead speaks to his wife.)
  • Owner: “I’m sorry ma’am, but we have a strict ‘no pets’ policy in my restaurant.”
  • Wife: “Uh, I, uh, what? I don’t have a—”
  • Owner: “Well, according to your talking monkey over here, I can determine who’s a human and who’s not. You bring an animal into my restaurant; I gotta assume it’s your pet.”
  • (The angry customer storms out. When I left, the owner was giving his description, and copies of security camera footage, to the biggest crowd of police I’ve seen. Apparently it’s a bad idea to not pay your bill at a restaurant that gives free coffee to cops.)

2 days ago // 233,741 notes
Listen to music from Taiwan on Spotify and iTunes Radio

tradchinesechars:

Listen to music from Taiwan on Spotify and iTunes Radio

I’ve been waiting for kkbox to expand beyond Asia, but it looks like I’ll have to settle with Spotify and iTunes Radio for now. There’s a lot of music from Taiwan that is available on Spotify. iTunes Radio is currently only available in select countries, but there are also plenty of artists from Taiwan available through iTunes.

I like to look at the rankings for Taiwan to see what’s trending. I…

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2 days ago // 5 notes

whosaprettypolyglot:

jespru:

whosaprettypolyglot:

What do you mean I was away for two whole weeks and Duolingo STILL hasn’t released Irish

These courses are being built by hardworking volunteers, alright. Duolingo is just the platform. Right now, the Irish team is trying to get text-to-audio working.

it’s not that I mind the actual waiting, not at all, I appreciate it takes time and effort, it just seems that for most of July the ‘estimated launch’ has been scheduled for every single day, just moving on by another day every time it’s still not ready. They could’ve cut the suspense by just setting it as August, or September, and then if it happens to actually come out earlier than that that’s a nice bonus, and if not, you’re not spending the whole time checking every day like “this could be it!”

Yeah, the estimated release dates are pretty much bullshit. They’re based on the percentages, and the percentages are in turn based on the number of words that have been translated. Problem being that all the words having been translated doesn’t necessarily mean that the course is ready for use.


2 days ago // 18 notes
nprfreshair:

One of the most intriguing figures of 20th-century warfare is T.E. Lawrence, the British army officer who immersed himself in the culture of the Arabian Peninsula’s Bedouin tribes and played a key role in the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Turks during World War I. He became a well-known and romanticized figure in post-war England, and was immortalized in the 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia.
Scott Anderson spent four years researching Lawrence and three other young men who were involved in the momentous events of the Middle East during and after the war. (Those other men include an American, a German and a Jew living in Palestine.) What Anderson discovered about Lawrence is different from, but every bit as interesting as, the popular image of the man. 
Anderson on Lawrence’s affinity for understanding Arab culture:

"He spent three or four years as an archaeologist in northern Syria. He was one of those people … that goes to a foreign place and just seem[s] to have an instant recognition and affinity for a foreign culture, and Lawrence certainly had that with the Arabs.


"… He really studied the whole idea of the way society worked, the clan structure and the tribal structure. When he got to Arabia, those same structures and the lines of what land belonged to which tribe were even more ferocious … and Lawrence really understood this in a way that virtually no other British officer in the area understood it."

Photo: T.E. Lawrence outside his tent with staff; Marist Special Collections B&W glass plate 1262.36 via ClioHistory

whosaprettypolyglot:

What do you mean I was away for two whole weeks and Duolingo STILL hasn’t released Irish

These courses are being built by hardworking volunteers, alright. Duolingo is just the platform. Right now, the Irish team is trying to get text-to-audio working.

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2 days ago // 18 notes