RULE 1: POST THE RULES
RULE 2: ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THE TAGGER ASKED YOU, THEN MAKE 11 NEW ONES
RULE 3: TAG 11 PEOPLE AND LINK THEM TO YOUR POST
RULE 4: LET THEM KNOW YOU TAGGED THEM
(I WAS TAGGED BY surajaurchand )
why is it that all the most popular posts on tumblr
are written like this
with no capitals
and no punctuation
i just really want there to be a popular and grammatically correct post on tumblr
I think the majority of Tumblr’s dialect (is there a word for a written dialect? Hardly anyone speaks Tumblr.) comes from influence within the tag system.
My theory is that the lack of capitalization is stylized, ironic laziness (same reason as the increasingly popular use of abbreviations such as idek and ikr, and particles like desu), whereas the punctuation stems from the tag system, where commas split up tags. So, “this is like, so totally cool” would be tagged “this is like” “so totally cool.”
With commas struck from the tumblr blogger’s arsenal, they rely on run-on sentences and other means to show emphasis. One such means, spacing, is another quirk influenced by the tags. If you repeat a tag, it will only show once, which is why you get “really r e a l l y weird things like this.”
Also common on Tumblr are people who show their enthusiasm through their text by pretending their haNDS ARE FRKEAKIGN OUT AN D THEY CANT TPYE OMFGGGG. This adaptation is actually pretty cool, I think, as it serves to communicate tone across a very toneless medium.
Did you hear that noise? That was the sound of my desk breaking. My linguistics boner just snapped it in half.
ahhhh wut a gr9 project~ idk if I have the time or energy to participate but I’ll be thinking about it :D
Thanks!! There’s some great energy already, I hope it continues! :DD
ahhh thank you!!!! I’ve been wanting a plushie for a while and these look perf :3
You’re welcome! :D Can’t wait to see which one you pick!
where can I get one??
Is his really that big? *_*
You should get one!!
I know, right?? :D
I want one. no. I want five.(x)
please to be posting pictures of your kitty when it comes to your house <3
The forgotten people of China
Many people are unaware of the “other” people indigenous to China. There’s 56 recognised ethnic groups in China. Mandarin speaking Han people make up the largest ethnic group in China. However there are still people of other ethnic groups with their own customs, cultures, languages and dress. Each culture is unique in it’s own way, some completely breaking out of the stereotype of Chinese culture.
What’s a good resource for me to learn more about the different groups? I’d really like to learn more- I don’t actually know much about China outside of what I learn through NPR feature stories/cool things that show up on my dash.