displaced alaskan via germany, canada, new zealand, and australia who has landed in calfiornia. I like pretty pictures, die deutsche sprache, and food.

i-clash-with-everything:

You can see the exact moment where it goes
"I HAVE MADE A HORRIFIC MISTAKE. FUCK. FUCK FUCK FUCK F-"
And then it falls in.

i-clash-with-everything:

You can see the exact moment where it goes

"I HAVE MADE A HORRIFIC MISTAKE. FUCK. FUCK FUCK FUCK F-"

And then it falls in.

(Source: gifak-net, via cat-shaming)

allthingseurope:

Schwyz, Switzerland (by Robin Halioua)

allthingseurope:

Schwyz, Switzerland (by Robin Halioua)

allthingseurope:

Innsbruck, Austria (by efiske)

allthingseurope:

Innsbruck, Austria (by efiske)

allthingslinguistic:

allthingslinguistic:

What makes a selfie a selfie?
I wrote an article for Lexicon Valley about extended uses of the word selfie:

We typically think of a selfie as a photo taken by and of oneself, whether in a mirror or by holding a camera out at arm’s length, hence the name. But here’s a recent anecdote from Language Log suggesting that some people are extending it more figuratively:




In front of the window of a candy store in Peebles, a small town about an hour’s drive south of Edinburgh, an elderly American woman approached a gentleman she didn’t know and, holding out a cell phone, asked:




"Would you please take a selfie of my friend and I in front of this window?"




She was not aware that she had approached a linguist.



Are art museums full of Renaissance selfies for you, even if Henry VIII didn’t paint his own self-portrait? Or have you only encountered the more limited uses of selfie? 

Apparently, pictures taken in photobooths can also be referred to as selfies, at least according to this CBC article:
The portraits were all likely taken in a Photomatic Photobooth, a contraption invented in the 1920s that remained popular throughout the 1940s that allowed people to take some of the earliest selfies. 

allthingslinguistic:

allthingslinguistic:

What makes a selfie a selfie?

I wrote an article for Lexicon Valley about extended uses of the word selfie:

Are art museums full of Renaissance selfies for you, even if Henry VIII didn’t paint his own self-portrait? Or have you only encountered the more limited uses of selfie

Apparently, pictures taken in photobooths can also be referred to as selfies, at least according to this CBC article:

The portraits were all likely taken in a Photomatic Photobooth, a contraption invented in the 1920s that remained popular throughout the 1940s that allowed people to take some of the earliest selfies. 

(via youbestnotmiss)

(Source: adulthoodisokay)