dammit-man-do-you-have-to

okay wth

So, I have not seen that ‘Kingsman’ movie with Colin Firth in it yet (although I should, because, you know, Colin Firth). But I have just been informed (hi aria-lerendeair!) that it is the source of that abominably ungrammatical but-pretending-to-be-all-fancy phrase that has been doing the rounds lately, by people thinking they are speaking Good Because Archaic And Spoken In The Most Oxbridge Accent Possible phrase, ‘Manners maketh man’.

GUYS

NO

STOP

ARHGHAGH

dammit

MOVIES

and TV SHOWS

and PEOPLE GENERALLY

who think they can just go YAY YES YE OLDE ENGLISH I SHALL STICK SOME WORDS TOGETHER AND MAKE THEM SOUND SO BRITISH

what can I do to make it more fancy and ye olde I KNOW I CAN STICK IN SOME ‘THEE’S and some ‘-ETH’S and just generally do the grammatical equivalent of Captain Carrot’s approach to punctuation which is something like a dartboard.

okay

look

here is how it works

English doesn’t conjugate verbs much. Most other languages do: eg, Italian, the present tense of ‘to make’ (infinitive ‘fare’):

io faccio, tu fai, lui/lei fa, noi facciamo, voi fate, loro fanno

English (infinitive ‘to make’):

I make, you make, he/she makes, we make, you (plural) make, they make.

See, we dropped a whole bunch of changes to the verb itself centuries back, which is why we need the pronouns nowadays to know who’s doing the action of the verb. And it gets even more complicated in other tenses or moods. But compare Old English, infinitive ‘macian’:

ic mace, þu macest, he/hit/heo macaþ, we macaþ, ye macaþ, hie macaþ.

(And in fact, it’s an irregular verb: most verbs distinguish between the third person singular - he/she - and the plural forms, by having ‘eth’ rather than ‘ath’ for the third person singular. And yes, the ‘þ’ = ‘th’, and therefore ‘þu’ = later Shakespearean ‘thou’, which is always singular and usually informal, although in far later English - eg, after the 17th century, when it starts to drop out of common usage as a familiar form of address - it becomes associated with addressing God, and therefore, paradoxically, elevated.)

THE POINT I’M MAKING HERE

‘Manners maketh man.’

By the fourteenth century, the -ath ending for third person plural verbs (’they’) had been replaced by -an, -an, or just the infinitive form (’maken’ or ‘make’), depending on your dialect. By the Early Modern English which this expression is trying to mimic, they have been replaced altogether by the infinitive (’make’). ‘Maketh’ was exclusively for the third person singular:

I make, thou makest, he/she/it maketh, we make, you (plural) make, they make.

In this sentence, ‘manners’ is the subject, okay? That means it’s the ‘thing’ governing the action of the verb, and it’s plural. That means the verb needs to be plural (ie, ‘make’ - they make). Saying ‘manners maketh man’ is exactly as grammatically correct as saying ‘we makest dinner’. It maketh (hah!) you (thee, as it’s in the accusative case, which we have also mostly forgotten except in pronouns) sound right pretentious and also inaccurate. Only now there’s this movie out there with Colin Firth saying it in the most ‘don’t you dare question my grammar’ accent you can possibly imagine, and punctuating it by the sound of badass, and aarrrgrh PEOPLE JUST STOP IT YOU CANNOT MAKE UP YOUR OWN GRAMMAR AND DISSEMINATE IT UNDER THE PRETENCE OF FANCINESS.

And don’t you dare give me that ‘language evolves and changes’ line. Yes, it does, and that’s brilliant and fun. But you don’t get to play that card at the same time as playing the ‘look how much better I am than you because I can speak ye olde English as it used to be spoken’ card.

tldr it literally says ‘Manners makes man’. That is what that sentence is doing grammatically. and then it is dressing itself up in frills to make you think it is better than you. and EVERYONE IS BUYING IT.

And yes, this applies to all of you who try to use ye olde English in your fics or wherever. Please, please, come to me (or someone who knows) and ask. I will be delighted to help you, and also to help provide period-correct vocab and sentence structure. Just don’t throw random grammar at the wrong parts of the sentence and sit back and look pleased at your fancy antiquities. 

  • Father:Nigel! Man, you were out for a long time. I have made so many plans for these imbeciles while you were asleep. Do you know how many plans have been made?
  • Nigel:Probably all of them, even though plans aren't an exhaustively quantifiable thing and we both flipping know that.
  • Father:Yes! Aaaaaaaall of them. So many irons too. Guess where the irons are!
  • Nigel:Please don't let them be in the fire, please don't let them be in the fire...
  • Father:They are........
  • Father:IN
  • Father:THE
  • Father:FIIIIIIIIRE!!!!!!!!
  • Nigel:GOD FRIGGING DAMMIT.
Dammit chapter 127! Why must I feels sympathy for Akura ou. He has done nothing in his life even remotely favorable yet I can’t hate him. Man how do you think it feels being born when no one wanted you to be born. On top of that not being able to die from anything. I have an urge to hug him and tell him he is loved. Maybe he just needs people like Tomoe has Nanami and Mikage. People to open their heart to him no matter his past and anything he has done up until now. Why do I get the feeling Nanami fits the bill. That even though he took part of her life she would still be on his side.

“You should have talked to me,” he said.

“Thomas.”

“You should have trusted me,” he said. “Dammit, man.”

The memory of those desperate hours hit me hard. I felt so helpless. My daughter had been taken away from her home, and for all the times I had gone out on a limb for others, no one had seemed willing to do the same for me. The White Council for whom I had fought a war had turned its back on me. Time had been running out. And the life of a little girl who had never known her father was on the line.

“Why?” I asked him tiredly. “What would it have changed? What could you possibly have said that would have made a difference?”

“That I was your brother, Harry,” he said. “That I loved you. That I knew a few things about denying the dark parts of your nature. And that we would get through it.” He put his elbows on his knees and rested his forehead on his hands. “That we’d figure it out. That you weren’t alone.”

Stab.

Twist.

He was right. It was just that simple. My brother was right. I had been self-involved and arrogant. Maybe it was understandable, given the pressures on me at the time, but that didn’t mean that I hadn’t made bad calls of colossal proportion.

I should have talked to him. Trusted him. I hadn’t even tried to consider anyone other than Maggie, hadn’t even thought to start seeking support from my family. I’d just moved right along to the part of the plan where I hired one of the world’s premier supernatural assassins to whack me. That probably said something about the state of despair I’d been in at the time.

But it didn’t say as much as I had about my brother. He was right about that, too. It wasn’t something I had ever consciously faced before, but I had told Thomas, with my actions, that it was better to be dead than a monster-a monster like him. And actions speak far more loudly than words.

I always thought it would get easier to be a person as I aged. But it just gets more and more complicated.

—  Jim Butcher, The Dresden Files: Cold Days.

inverted-mind-inc asked:

*Runs up and slaps his ass before running off*

The ebony haired man jumps and cringes, his face heating up a bit, huffing before speaking to himself since you’d run off before he could gather himself enough to yell at you. “Dammit…Do I have a target on my ass or something? Then again, I shouldn’t be surprised, should I be? I should have expected this sooner or later. Jeeze…”

anonymous asked:

Mass Effect!

Favorite Male: Kaidan bb
❤ Favorite Female: SHEPPPPUUURRRDDD.
Favorite Pairing: Shenko.
❤ Least Favorite Character: Gavin Archer. Fuck him. But don’t fuck him. Just let the reapers have his horrible ass. God dammit.
❤ who’s most like me: Kaidan, definitely. With probably elements of Tali.
❤ most attractive: Do you even want to go there? Kaidan, Thane, um. Kai Leng, uhhh… The Illusive Man, ADMIRAL HACKETT, erm. Shepard, MIRANDA, Tali, ARIAAAAAAAA.
❤ three more characters that I like: Shepard (sometimes), Joker, Harbinger (because I say ominous things in weird voices when I’m angry)

  1. shadowgoo said: I WANNA FLY TO CHILE TO FIGHT YOU IN BOMBERMAN 64 GOD DAMMIT

!!!!! I HAPPEN TO HAVE THAT GAME AND I HAPPEN TO BE 100% READY TO STUN YOU AND THROW YOU OFF THE ARENA LIKE THE CHEAP WHORE I AM

Oh maN FOR REAL, BOMBERMAN 64 MULTI WAS TOO INTENSE, WHEN THE FUCKING WATER WOULD START RAISING, THAT WAS THE KINDA SHIT THAT PUT HAIR ON MY CHEST AND THEN BURNED IT RIGHT OFF

  1. belades said: Fuck now I wanna do it too.

FUCK IT YOU TOO COME HERE SO I CAN SET YOU STRAIGHT

Have you ever experienced a complete disconnect from humanity? I still can’t look at a family and feel anything. I can’t even look at kids anymore and feel anything. I’ve accomplished caring about someone, but so what? I’m still disconnected. I still can’t feel. I don’t think I’ve ever been able to. I try, and I hit walls. I try, and I get triggered, I remember abuse, I have some voice in my head telling me not to care, cut them off, cut them out. That voice has been my only survival in the past. I don’t know what to do with it now.

There’s a new voice now, though. An Odin voice. Man up. You’re strong, dammit, you’ve survived all of that and you’ll survive the rest. You swear at me, so I’ll swear at you. Snap the fuck out of your self protective bullshit and stand up for the work I have given you. You’re stronger than this. You’re stronger than them all. 

I overheard on the Today show this morning they were talking about how Freddie Gray had a history of ‘blah blah blah’ crimes.
Are you FUCKING kidding me?
Why does this matter? Why are you talking about this? Would the fact that I shoplifted when I was 15 justify a cop killing me?
Oh no that’s right, this is because you white reporters need a reason to justify why those ~innocent cops~ would have killed this obviously criminal black man. *eye roll into oblivion*
God dammit. I knew we would start hearing about this. I knew it was only a matter of time before they would vilify him. They always do this.

shusakamaki replied to your post “shusakamaki replied to your post “shusakamaki replied to your post:…”

wtf ur so good with solas i’m so jealous dam… almost at the winter palace mission but solas still don’t fuckin like me i listened to all of his lines i cant do shit…dammit solas love me pls

man i dunno he is My Type and I never intended for him to be… i have the exact opposite problem as you, i love cassandra but she hates me??? she keeps being frustrated cause i’m like Fuck Templars
i dunno man
i just like solas
i like boring know it alls who ramble on and on…. he’s such a weirdly charming egg….

clementizzle asked:

Hey hey pick like 2-3 of your favorite questions from the drawing ask meme!

Thank you!!!!!


How often do you use references?
NOT AS OFTEN AS I SHOULD

Is it okay for people to ask you about your process?
Yep!!! Though oh man i can suck at explaining and ~what process???? ahaaa~~

Do you prefer to keep your art personal, or do you like drawing things for other people?
70% of my art is HERE I DREW U A THING also ill be taking requests for stuff after exams!!

Do you ever collaborate with others?
I want to! But where do i go for this

How long does an average piece take you to complete?

Not as long as it should i only spend like 2-3 hours i have such a short span dammit

Pls come at me with more :’)

HOW HARD IT IS TO SHOW AFFECTION AND DO THINGS THAT ARENT SELFISH?? WHY DOES ANYTHING HAVING TO DO WITH ME NEED TO GET YOUR DICK HARD TO BE WORTH THE EFFORT. 

DAMMIT MAN. 

AND AS FAR AS THAT GOES…I WANTED TO FUCK AROUND LAST NIGHT. AND THE NIGHT BEFORE. HELL I EVEN PUT A DRESS ON AND WHATNOT LAST NIGHT. YOU EVEN LET ME KNOW YOU PICKED UP THE SIGNAL AND WERE INTERESTED AND THEN YOU JUST DROPPED THE BALL LIKE “MEH” IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT YOU. this relationship is about me too….one day you will learn that. Hopefully it won’t be too late then. It’s gotten close more than once…you would think you would learn…I need things. Things I could find elsewhere but WANT from you. DESIRE from you. WOULD PREFER TO GET FROM YOU BECAUSE I FUCKING LOVE… 

YOU. 

anonymous asked:

84, 94, 99

84) What is a saying you say a lot?
Honestly man I swear a LOT. It would probably be “What the fuck” or “god dammit” or even “Fucking hell”

94) You have the opportunity to sleep with the music-celebrity of your choice. Who would it be?
-Gunna be real boring and say no one xD’ I’m not…? Much one for celebrities….?

99) If the whole world were listening to you right now, what would you say?
-FUCK EVERYTHING AND DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY. DO NOT LET PEOPLE PUT YOU DOWN FOR BEING YOU. AND IF THEY DO FUCK THOSE ASSHOLES THEY DON’T MATTER. ALSO TELL YOUR LOVED ONES HOW MUCH YOU LOVE THEM BECAUSE YOU LITERALLY NEVER FUCKING KNOW WHEN IT WILL BE THE LAST TIME AND I REGRET NEVER TELLING MY SISTER I LOVED HER BEFORE SHE DIED.

anonymous asked:

142, 127, 69, 19, 18, 15, 5

Alrighty, lets go.

5: 4 turn ons

Ugh god dammit I always get that question and I’m terrible at answering it. Alright fine. Intelligence, someone willing to take charge but also totally willing to let it go, good sense of humor, and i have no idea. Good taste in music? yeah sure that.

15: Favorite quote

Oh man can I use a song lyric? If so, “Be kind to those you love, and be kind to those you don’t. But for god’s sake, you gotta be kind.” from the song Personal Space Invader by Andrew Jackson Jihad.

18 : Do I use sarcasm

Yeah. A lot. Like, a ridiculous amount.

19: What am I listening to right now

Stressed Out by Twenty One Pilots.

69: Do I have any nicknames?

Kinda. Some people call me names. Kurtle, Kurtle Kid, Dirt. I dunno, I have a lot but those are the main three.

127: Met someone famous?

I think so? I can’t remember. I know I’ve met some soccer players, but none that are really famous.

142: One of my scars, how did I get it?

Oh fuck this. I’ll go with the funniest. I was at Pioneer Square with some frieds, I was jumping around on some stairs. I missed a jumped, landed directly on my shin. Still have a gash on my leg and its been like four years.

scatteredcrayons asked:

✥, ✢, ✣, ❋, ✦, ❄, ❇, ♥ - YOU'RE A FUCKIN' NERD BUT I LOVE YOU FOR IT

Send Me a symbol for how you feel

  • DAMMIT MAN NOT YOU TOO

✢ I like your characters

OH THIS LITTLE SHIT OF A MUSE actually works perfect with your little shits of muses so I guess that works.

✥ I have roleplayed with you and it was great

I know! I could smell your tears and hear your agony over the computer.

✣ I like the way you express your muse(s)

DON’T TELL SORA THAT HE’LL GET EVEN MORE COCKY

✵ I don’t follow you for roleplay

FUCKING LIAR

✦ I like seeing you on my dash

*Gasp!* Feeling’s mutual!

❄ I look up to you

Wait what do you mean you look up to me?! Fool! We’re supposed to be on the level here!

❇ I love the way you write

*wiggles* D’aaaaaw…

♥ *Your choice what to write*

BITCH YOU’RE AN EVEN BIGGER NERD SO YOU BETTER!