The moment I see anti feminism bull shit on my blog you are unfollowed so fast whiplash is incredibly possible.
Things that are NOT bullshit include:
Feminisms history of exclusion that still exists to some extent today (blacks, Latinos, Asians, lgbtqs, trans, men)
Radical feminists who shit on men (not the kink)
Reasons not to hate feminism that would be considered bull shit:
The “fem” aspect of the title. The modern 3rd wave of feminism is about equality for everyone. 1st and 2nd wave had issues. 3rd is about everyone (especially minorities and trans rights). If you resent the “fem” prefix then I suggest you look at every example that has every existed with a masculine normative pronoun. For instance, “all men are created equal.” If you do not have as much as of a problem with this statement as you do with the “fem” in feminism your sexist, go suck a dick.
Feminists are butthurt. I’m sorry, the last time male rights were perceived to be threatened you threw a war. (the civil war) if I want some reform I will do my best to not resort to violence and instead peacefully protest or try to work through law reform.
Feminism is against my religion. Aka pro lifers. I’m sure there are some feminists who are against the expansion of the human race. But the US was founded on religious freedom, and what your religion asks you to do is your business. But mine doesn’t say that I can’t have an abortion and yours sucks cause it does.
So if your antifeminist for any of the bs reasons then your a sexist ass hat, because feminism is the least problematic in the listed issues. And if your anti feminist for the other reasons then you also have an issue with your entire country, and if your pointing at feminism your priorities are way out of fucking order or your an anarchist. And I your an anarchist your fucking stupid anyway.

Compact Model 55

Designed by Jack Purcell, one of the founding members of the Police Ordnance Company (precursor to the Military Ordnance Corp.), the Compact Model 55 was a variation of the moderately successful Ingram Model 6 submachine gun. Purcell designed the Model 55 in 1954 and took the blueprints to Interstate Engineering, which produced the prototypes. The “Compact” prefix was fitting, since the overall length of the weapon was a mere 24 inches; very short for a 50’s design. It was marketed as a law enforcement and military weapon, and it was even demonstrated to Canadian police forces, but there were ultimately no buyers.

anonymous asked:

Clearly you don't understand the meaning of the "trans" part of transgender. Trans: a prefix occurring in loanwords from Latin ( transcend; transfix); on this model, used with the meanings “across,” “beyond,” “through,” “changing thoroughly,” “transverse,” in combination with elements of any origin.

why would someone just send me a long fart noise whats the point of this

Important Notice.

Starting on the 1st of December, Ailuronymy will be undergoing approximately a week of long-overdue maintenance and necessary updating. There will be significant changes to some of the prefix lists, as well as some other aspects of the blog. 

During this maintenance period, Ailuronymy will not be accessible. There will be a password lock while everything here is fixed and updated. As such, during this time it will not be possible to use any of the features on this blog, including the ask-box. 

If this is going to be severely inconveniencing for you, I strongly recommend you make preparations (or whatever) during this week for while the blog is down.

Thank you for your patience. 

anonymous asked:

Farsi, Finnish, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog... There's tons of languages without gendered pronouns.

That’s cool to know—though I’m not sure about Japanese. I mean, don’t they have gendered differences?

There’s joseigo, after all; a whole different way of speaking if you’re female.

"Some linguistic features commonly associated with women include omission of the copula da, the use of personal pronouns such as watashi or atashi among others, use of feminine sentence-final particles such as wa, na no, kashira, and mashoo, and the more frequent use of the honorific prefixes o and go."


A prefix is added in front of a word or a root to create a new word. By adding a prefix, you enhance or change its meaning.

Although you cannot tell the meaning of a word from the prefix alone, the prefix can help you get an idea of what the word is about. 

In fact, you can look at the prefix of prefix to determine the meaning:  pre- means before and the root, fix  means fix or attach. So, by combining the meanings, you can figure out that prefix means attach before. And that is exactly what you do with a prefix: You attach it before the root. In other words, a prefix appears at the beginning of a word.


—  (adjective, 1670-1670) An obscure and obsolete word, amorevolous is characterized as loving and affectionate. It is impossible to comprehend what caused the death of this elegant word in the English lexicon, since it contains ancient roots. Therefore, it is difficult to ignore its etymology; it possesses the word amor, which in Latin is love. Its prefix also reminds us of the word love in several Romance languages, such as amour (in French), amore (in Italian) and amor (in Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese and Galician.) Amorevolous is truly a glamorous word. 
'Tan' being used as an adjective

As in this recent example I came across:

"I stick out like a pale thumb in a sea of tan blonde hipsters".

I find this interesting, because to me tan is either a verb or a noun, the standard adjective being tanned. For example you can go and tan (verb) in the sun, and you might get a tan (noun), but as a result you will be tanned (adjective). This fits with a rather general pattern of forming adjectives from past participles (pp) of verbs. (Examples: to grow - I have grown (pp), thus I am a grown (adj.) man; to pop - The internet has broken (pp), thus we have a broken (adj.) internet; to close - the shop has closed (pp), thus we have the closed (adj.) shop.)

However there are examples of adjectives being the same as the uninflected (unaltered) form of the verb. For example, if you clean yourself, you become clean, you don’t need to follow the pattern and say that you’re now cleaned. So since words change word class all the time (here I think we’re going from verb to adjective), and since tan as an adjective is not morphologically* inconsistent with existing patterns in English - clean being one such precedent used in the same way that tan is now being used - I’ve got no huge problem with it, I just find it very interesting.

*Morphology - regarding how existing words are manipulated, mainly through suffixes and prefixes, for example the ‘-ed’ suffix to make a past tense; ‘-s’ to make a plural; ‘un-’ to make a negative or ‘-ly’ to make an adjective into an adverb.

PREFIX: Remembering Jay Dee

Jay Dee, born James D. Yancey, was one of the few artists whose records were bought on sight, played until digested and then discussed among fans and critics (usually on Okayplayer), where an entire legion of Dilla devotees lurks). He kept hip-hop relevant long after many of its greatest heroes had left it for dead, at least creatively. There are many talented beat-makers and producers, but there will only be one Jay Dee.

Great article from the archives on Dilla.