RocktheDebit

RocktheDebit

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283 weeks ago @ The Toast - An Open Thread, and Se... · 1 reply · +3 points

You've just inspired me--how do you think it would look as a scarf?

283 weeks ago @ The Toast - The Final Link Roundup! · 0 replies · +6 points

Thank you Nicole, Mallory, Nikki, Marco, Roxanne, The Bartender (whose identity we shall continue to ponder), and everyone. Thank you contributors, and commenters, and donators, and people who clicked on ads. Thank you comment wranglers, and Toast Post coordinators, and meetup coordinators, and everyone who made this a community.

I shall now take to the sea, with a Slack connection (just sent the email) and the drive to proclaim the good news of intersectional feminism and Ignoring Male Opinion Whenever Practical.

Good day, and good luck.

283 weeks ago @ The Toast - A note on The Toast · 0 replies · +5 points

Happy birthday!

283 weeks ago @ The Toast - A note on The Toast · 0 replies · +132 points

I'm now envisioning a puzzled-looking Man on a Sunday morning talk show asking "what is this 'Manderley LLC'?"

283 weeks ago @ The Toast - A Linguist Explains Em... · 0 replies · +29 points

Ugh. Yeah. The "teens learn a language from a world away" does feel like hipster appropriation.

#powerdynamicsruineverything

283 weeks ago @ The Toast - A Linguist Explains Em... · 4 replies · +43 points

Does this mean that linguists/activists who want to preserve endangered languages should go directly to teenagers and promote $Endangered_Language$ as "you can talk to your friends about shit and your parents/teachers won't understand more than a few isolated words"? Now I'm envisioning a world where teenagers pick up languages used in small pockets halfway across the world as a way of being fashionable and excluding the uncool from conversations.

Wait, that sounds like why British public schools taught Latin long after the rest of the world [modulo the Roman Catholic Church, which only a small portion of British public school pupils and teachers belonged to anyway] gave it up.

283 weeks ago @ The Toast - The Negro Motorist Gre... · 4 replies · +119 points

I don't know what to say except "Thank you for writing this."

284 weeks ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 0 replies · +6 points

I thought Thatcher was pro-Europe? (Say what you will about her politics--and were I British I'd have a lot to say--but her multi-flag jumper was pretty ace.)

284 weeks ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 0 replies · +2 points

They go up to a woman's US size 24 and a man's US size 50. This is not a drill.

284 weeks ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 0 replies · +36 points

Do you think Angela Merkel is listening to this on loop?