However it originated, though, the usage of “because-noun” (and of “because-adjective” and “because-gerund”) is one of those distinctly of-the-Internet, by-the-Internet movements of language. It conveys focus (linguist Gretchen McCulloch: “It means something like ‘I’m so busy being totally absorbed by X that I don’t need to explain further, and you should know about this because it’s a completely valid incredibly important thing to be doing’”). It conveys brevity (Carey: “It has a snappy, jocular feel, with a syntactic jolt that allows long explanations to be forgone” “It has a snappy, jocular feel, with a syntactic jolt that allows long explanations to be forgone”).
But it also conveys a certain universality. When I say, for example, “The talks broke down because politics,” I’m not just describing a circumstance. I’m also describing a category. I’m making grand and yet ironized claims, announcing a situation and commenting on that situation at the same time. I’m offering an explanation and rolling my eyes — and I’m able to do it with one little word. Because variety. Because Internet. Because language.
Reblogging. Because linguistics.
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When my art was stolen, I got the post reported, and it was taken down. Don’t worry, it doesn’t just take down the sources post, but it takes down all the reblogged posts too.
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I AM TERRIFIED RIGHT NOW.
I WAS BORED AND DECIDED TO GO BACK AND EDIT THE BLOOD AND MAKEUP OFF OF GAMZEE’S FACE AND I DOWNLOADED THIS FRAME .GIF FROM THE LAST UPDATE
AND WHEN I OPENED IT, IT SHOWED UP LIKE THIS.
NOT ONLY THAT, BUT THE FILE WAS CORRUPTED AND NO MATTER HOW I SAVED IT, THE FILE WAS STILL CORRUPTED AND WOULDN’T UPLOAD TO TUMBLR.
THIS IS A SCREENSHOT OF THE PICTURE THAT IS THE ONLY WAY I COULD GET IT ON HERE
PLEASE SOMEONE EXPLAIN HOW THIS HAPPENED OR I SWEAR TO ALL THAT IS GOOD I WILL NOT SLEEP TONIGHT.
That’s it it’s all over man, you broke the seal and released him from the confines of his fictional prison. The murder clown is coming for all of us now.
This looks awesome :O
Not sure if terrified or impressed
feffy looking all cute / 0 \
thinking of spring…
Child tuna & Solgrub
good night -w-
i finally figured out how photosets worked now
i was GONNA try to do that month long pokemon challenge but i just ended up drawing a lot of sableye