I just bought the best book money can buy.
oh my god this is so perfect it’s so hard to explain how disconnected the grammar is between asl and English NO ONE UNDERSTANDS WELL THIS. THIS IS IT
Nothing represents the german language better :D
My utmost respect towards the storyteller. No mistakes at all and told in a voice that you can actually understand this gobbledigook, oh wait, no, German.
James Chapman’s animal sounds illustrations are so cool!
I was looking up the word “dibs” on wikipedia and I was wondering if other cultures had their own form of it and…
So, let’s talk Iron Man 2, tumblr. Let’s talk Latin. Let’s talk Latin in Iron Man 2. I’ll break it down:
But, if you want to be poetic, appearances deceive.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca was a Roman politician and Stoic philosopher, which basically combines to mean he died a terrible death! Seneca’s philosophy is one of endurance, and he was both a victim of ruthless statecraft and a writer of tragedies, so you can start your gladiator AUs now.
Sometimes “fallaces sunt rerum species” is finished with “et hominum spes fallunt” which might be translated as “the hopes of men err.” But this is not actually original to Seneca! I don’t know where it comes from. My guess is google search. The actual passage in question is De Beneficiis, IV.34.1:” Multa,” inquit, ” intervenient, propter quae et malus pro bono surrepat et bonus pro malo displiceat ; fallaces enim sunt rerum species, quibus credidimus.”
Or, to take a stab at it (insert Caesar joke here):"But many things," he said, "might happen, that allow a villain to advance in the the place of a good man, or a good man be taken for a villain; for the appearances of things are deceptive and in these we trust.”
There you go, this is now the nerdiest post.
French swear words, for those times when English just isn’t enough
they all look like Hannibal episode names to me.
Tom’s French speech (+ translation) at the premiere of Thor : The Dark World [October 23rd]
I’ll post the video tomorrow
Tom got excited about his name in Chinese 汤姆·希德勒斯顿
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