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Gen_Gen

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6 years ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 0 replies · +3 points

I believe hormonal levels have an impact on how breast cancer develops in addition to the amount of tissue- I know oestrogen levels can impact breast cancer, so I'd be surprised if testosterone wasn't also a factor. It might be related to that?

6 years ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 0 replies · +20 points

Seriously, there comes a point where you really just have to accept that bodies decay as they go through natural processes like "ingesting things from outside the body" and just accept the inevitability of death.

But like, maybe in a less killjoy kinda way than that, y'know.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Don't Let Anyone Tell ... · 0 replies · +15 points

The trouble with this is that I also use hideously outdated slang unironically due to my parents using it around me a lot from a young age.

The word "groovy" especially. Thankfully it just gives me ironic hipster cred these days.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Don't Let Anyone Tell ... · 0 replies · +13 points

What a coincidence, I am forcing myself to read original language Chaucer this year! (With copious notes and help to hand, obviously, I'm not that smart.) For no other reason than bragging rights and a stubborn sense of "I'm a linguist, I ought to be able to apply that somehow".

Every single person I've talked to about this has tried to talk me out of it, so that's always a good sign.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Don't Let Anyone Tell ... · 0 replies · +11 points

You've got it about right on the Appalachian thing, at least as it was explained to me in my linguistic variation classes- it's thought that it contains certain features from those times *less* changed than any still-used accents and dialects, and the features that haven't changed as much are different to the features in other extant uses of English which haven't changed much. It is CERTAINLY not "Elizabethan English". I mean, we've made attempts to reconstruct accents in Shakespearean London particularly (for use in Original Pronunciation productions of his plays, it's very cool) and they sound more like Yorkshire and maybe some Black Country English accents to me.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Don't Let Anyone Tell ... · 3 replies · +33 points

Oh man, I do that all the time. I always wonder like three seconds afterwards when a Real Adult TM is going to call me up on being a douchebag millenial, but it just expresses something very specific, I refuse to stop.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Open Thread In Lieu Of... · 8 replies · +6 points

Yay for reading the Iliad incredibly slowly, same here! I'm reading the Lombardo translation, and it's great, but I can only do like fifty pages at a time, where I normally read even long books in no more than three sittings. It's maddening, but at least I feel like I'm getting a good experience out of it, I guess.

6 years ago @ The Toast - The First Line Of Ever... · 2 replies · +55 points

If nothing dodgy comes up I'm actually willing to buy her official line (finding property without everyone jumping all over you is a legitimate concern celebs are often trying to find shields against) but I'm equally willing to suspend that good will for the purpose of cackling at this for the minute.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 0 replies · +11 points

Also UK, and I agree with that distinction. My mother was a nanny for some time and the main distinction between that and childminding was that she was live-in.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 0 replies · +42 points

I loathe the Daily Mail more than I have ever loathed anything right now, but good on Lilly Wachowski for going in on them. I hope she's doing okay, and that she and her sister can avoid unwanted spotlight as much as possible. You just KNOW people are going to go apeshit over them being trans siblings as some sort of impossibility or something.