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Magical moment: the realization that the heavyset older gentleman at the DJ station in the middle of the boat is not only facilitating the MIDI-backing track songs but is actually playing the synth parts and singing

4 days ago on April 19th, 2014 |J

myintrovertedmind:

« The Real Africa : Fight The Stereotype » by Thiri Mariah Boucher

P.R.E.A.C.H.

4 days ago on April 19th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE
vcrfl:

William Kilburn: Wild flowers design for silk material, 1790.

vcrfl:

William Kilburn: Wild flowers design for silk material, 1790.

4 days ago on April 19th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE
5 days ago on April 18th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE
5 days ago on April 18th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE

Pseudotranslations ⇢

allthingslinguistic:

stancarey:

allthingslinguistic:

Stan Carey draws my attention to this imgur thread on entertaining failures in translation: the comments both on Stan’s post and the imgur thread are very much worth it. (I’ve heard the name of the site pronounced /ɪmgɚ/ though: please don’t tell me this is another gif/jif or doge thing.)

I recall having a francophone geography teacher in high school who taught us about places like “Mexico Gulf” and “Fundy Bay” and important monuments such as “Liberty Statue”, much to the amusement of the class.

But it makes an interesting point that while French consistently creates constructions of the form “X de Y”, English alternates inconsistently between “X of Y” and “Y X”, so knowing which one English has opted for in a particular construction isn’t trivial. 

Another memorable translation error that I’ve seen is this restaurant menu, although in this case I can’t tell whether one language is a mistake or whether they’d genuinely rather only serve chicken to English-speakers and beef and shrimp to French-speakers.

Any more examples? (Also, trepidatiously, how would you pronounce imgur?)

I’ve a new post up the pronunciation of <i>imgur</i>. Even among Imgurians usage is very mixed, and a brief survey suggests the “official” pronunciation is dispreferred by, or unknown to, most people:

http://stancarey.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/how-do-you-pronounce-imgur-take-the-poll/

I’d definitely never heard this “official” pronunciation, so the people at imgur may be fighting a losing battle here. We’ll see what the survey ends up showing though! 

5 days ago on April 18th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE

Social unease score:

hiding upstairs from party: +7
with Prosecco: +4

6 days ago on April 18th, 2014 |J
Dobro jutro, Avengers!

Dobro jutro, Avengers!

6 days ago on April 18th, 2014 |J

*incoherent screaming*

but only on the inside

damn you, social norms

1 week ago on April 16th, 2014 |J

anitaleocadia Overgrowth

Website/Facebook

1 week ago on April 15th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE

free-parking:

Holly Lynton — from Bare Handed, 2008

The title Bare Handed refers to my subjects’ powerful yet intimate hands-on connection with their work—both land and animals—on the farm and in the wild. In these photographs, the heavy, overbearing machinery associated with modern life gives way to the simple, but potent, symbiotic relationship between man, creature, and the forces of weather, and allows these individuals a style of work that resembles a form of meditation. While making my photographs, I discovered that these individuals have a spiritual commitment to their work that goes beyond the rational and points to the power of faith.

1 week ago on April 15th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE

benjpierce:

benjpierce:

i wonder how many ponytails i can put in my hair

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25

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i can put 25 ponytails in my hair

1 week ago on April 14th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE

poprocksforbreakfast:

officialfrenchtoast:

"hey don’t you have a crush on…"

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that gif is perfectly looped wtf

1 week ago on April 14th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE
inabasket:

lesbianvenom:

seventeen magazine has officially lost it

Slap shaving cream on his face. Egg his house. Pour pig’s blood on his head. Set his car on fire. Do it for the Vine.

this is real? this can&#8217;t be real.  is this real?

inabasket:

lesbianvenom:

seventeen magazine has officially lost it

Slap shaving cream on his face. Egg his house. Pour pig’s blood on his head. Set his car on fire. Do it for the Vine.

this is real? this can’t be real.  is this real?

1 week ago on April 14th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE

angela-slamsbury:

"There’s a pretty young thing in front of you, and she’s real pretty and she’s real into you, and she’s sleepin’ inside of you."

It took me like, forever and a day to love myself this much but now that I do I feel like I can do ANYTHING. Cause I’m bad news, baby, I’m bad news.

1 week ago on April 14th, 2014 |J |VIA -SOURCE