drake in the anaconda video and van gogh’s ‘at eternity’s gate’
james turning down every hogsmeade invitation by telling them he’s going stag
Sirius spreading a rumour that he has a cat just so when people ask him about it he can go, “Nah, I’m a dog person.”
Peter being loud so when a teacher chews him out, he can promise to be “quiet as a mouse”
Remus turning into a fucking werewolf
A Simplified Guide To The Sexualities
*sets entire english language on fire*
So this is actually a half-cool half-frustrating phenomenon called a cran morpheme.
Cran morphemes are morphemes that don’t have a meaning outside of the thing they designate. The ur-example, of course, is cranberry. Unlike blueberry (blue + berry), where the first morpheme is somewhat descriptive of the actual berry itself (blueberries are, after all, blueish), the cran- in cranberry doesn’t give you any more help than “this designates the type of berry we call cranberries”. The snozz- of snozzberry is similar.
It is true that cran- comes eventually from “crane” and that cranberries might have been named that because cranes ate them or something, but appealing to this invokes the etymological fallacy. That is, no one who uses or learns the word today thinks of cranes when they talk about cranberries. (Etymologists, lexicographers, and linguists don’t count as native speakers, as usual.)
Even so, the etymology doesn’t help us here, because the word that the cuttle- of cuttlefish comes from just means “cuttlefish” anyway. It’s cuttles all the way down.
people say ‘I love you’ in a lot of different ways
'get some sleep'
'here have my fries'
'Im gonna draw you something'
'yeah i'll buy it for you'
Shelby’s tags: #i mean what a little shit#oh we’re all going to lift jared#cool man#let me help#i’ll hold him with my finger#just doing my part#workin hard
Some highlights from the Common Ground Fair 2014 in Unity, ME.
FANDOMS: Avatar the Last Airbender, Blood +, Downton Abbey, Dr. Who, Good Eats, Harry Potter, Lost Girl, Sherlock, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Supernatural, Tea, Welcome to Night Vale, The West Wing
AUTHORS: Robert Burns, Chuck Palahniuk, Neal Shusterman, Howard Zinn
SHIPS: The Doctor/Rose, Destiel, Haji/Saya
BROTPS: Colin Mochrie/Ryan Stiles, Ten/Donna, Science Bros, JD/Turk
HEARTBREAKERS: Severus Snape, Bruce Banner, Castiel, Bobby Singer