letter-H

‘Fearless Girl’ is the most disgusting thing ever. It is an affront to art.

On the surface it tells the story of a little girl standing up to a bull. A story of strong femininity against uncontrollable patriarchy.

In truth, it’s about corporate subterfuge destroying individual freedom.

For starters, the Fearless Girl statue? It’s a commercial. It’s a god-damned commercial. For a company called State Street Global Advisors. Their NASDAQ ticker symbol? The letters S, H, and E. SHE.

Now let’s take a quick look at the plaque next to the Fearless Girl:

SHE makes a difference. It’s not saying that women make a difference. It’s saying that State Street Global Advisors makes a difference. It’s a publicity stunt.

It’s soulless corporate marketing that appropriates and distorts someone else’s genuine guerilla artwork. It’s upsetting.

Secret Sign Language MasterPost

This is for @zenlikejen. 

Disclaimer: I don’t own all of these gifs (only some) so credit to the original owners of those i don’t own.

Okay so it has been clear from the start that some certain members from the band One Direction have gone to the great lengths (and most kind lengths) of leaning sign language. These two members are Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson and despite them using their new talent as a way to communicate to the deaf fans, they also have mostly used it to communicate with each other, and each other only.  

We firstly have this:

Here we clearly see Louis gives a small thumbs up before tapping his chest multiple times with his left hand at which Harry doesn’t notice properly at first. Also Louis realizes he is tapping with his wrong hand for what he is trying to say so therefore corrects himself by switching to his right hand and this time Harry sees; like so: 

When Louis taps his chest, in sign language it means ‘Mine’, so basically he is telling Harry that he is his and Harry replies with a small thumbs up, a common thing which I will talk about further down in the post. 

Louis also glances at Harry here and touches his chest, a year later and they still communicate through signing, Louis again telling Harry that he is his. 


Harry here signs to Louis something along the lines of ‘Later we talk, before kissing’ but the second part can also mean ‘I want the truth’ as its unsure if he touches his lip or chin.

And Louis replies back with this: 

Which would make Harry saying ‘Later we talk before kissing’ more reliable due to Louis’ answer. 

Still complete cuties here.


Again during an interview, Louis seems to rub his hands together which research says could mean the letter ‘H’. In this case, H for Harry; or H was also a nickname that Louis could have had for Harry.

He then taps his chest twice again (meaning ‘Mine’) except he uses his fist more which may take away its meaning, but they could of changed it up more so that the signing was more personal to each other. 


Now during one of their songs on the TMH tour, Louis and Harry were stood next to each other on the stage. Louis glances at Harry for a moment to get his attention before crossing his fingers and then placing his hand back onto his microphone stand, fingers still crossed. 

Now some say that this means ‘Hope’ however others say because of how Louis did it, it means ‘Forever’ so I guess its your own choice to decide which one you want it to mean. 


Then we have this:

Now everyone knows that in sign language this sign with another person means ‘Lover’/ ‘Make Love’.

So really there is nothing much to say about this apart from the fact that it is adorable as fuck and the most cliche thing that a pair of platonic best friends could do together. 


No we are on to the famous ‘Thumbs up’ sign that they both constantly used to give each other on stage, during interviews and at any moment they were happy, having fun or in each others company. Now I researched this and found that it meant different to what the ‘Lovers’ sign that’s above. Many use the thumbs up sign as a way of saying good or as a positive attitude towards things like ‘I am good’ or ‘This is fun’ etc; except it also has another meaning. More discreetly, this sign can mean ‘I love you’ or ‘Love’ but is different from ‘Lover’ and ‘Make love’ so the two signs should not get mixed up. 

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Tweet by Mark Elliot (@markmobility):

Barbara Rank from Dubuque, Iowa takes @RepRodBlum behind the woodshed on #AHCA h/ @ms_sharims

The letter reads:

Congressman Rod Blum in a Dubuque town hall (Monday) night asked, “Why should a 62-year-old man have to pay for maternity care?”

I ask, why should I pay for a bridge I don’t cross, a sidewalk I don’t walk on, a library book I don’t read?

Why should I pay for a flower I won’t smell, a park I don’t visit, or art I can’t appreciate? Why should I pay the salaries of politicians I didn’t vote for, a tax cut that doesn’t affect me, or a loophole I can’t take advantage of?

It’s called democracy, a civil society, the greater good. That’s what we pay for.

how to pronounce french

what to pronounce as a set :

- en / an / ean / em : like in Jean-Paul, temps (je vois la vie en rose)

- in / un / ain / ein : “1” Alain Delon (c’est un endroit)

- er / ai / ai(en)t / é / et : “é”, not “eee-rrr” (like in champs élysées palapalapa)

- ou : “ou”, not “ooo-uuu” (à minuit ou à midi, il y a tout ce que vous voulez)

- o / au(x) / eau(x) : o (aux champs élysées)

- eu : le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain (here at 1:33)

- gn : “nieu”, ex : montagne (mountain, f) : montanieu

- on : “on”, not “ooo-nnn” (bonjour, Paris!)

- eil / eille : eyy (bouteille at 0:50)


what NOT to pronounce :

1/ the last letters :

- -s, for nouns and verbs : les voitures (the cars) > lé voitur

- -z : nez (nose, m) > né, entrez (come in!) > entré

- -t : le chat (the cat, m) > le cha, tout (everything) > tou

- -d : lourd (heavy, m) > lour / prétend (pretends, 3PS) > préten

- -ps : temps (time/weather, m) : ten / printemps (spring, m) : printen

- -x : bijoux (jewels, m) : bijou / beaux (beautiful, pl m) : bo

- -e : arbre (tree, m) : arbr / chaise (chair, f) : chéz

2/ other letters :

- h- : hêtre (beech, m), humain (human, m), hérisson (hedgehog, m)

- -s-, sometimes : if you see a word with a ô inside, that accent was very likely an s put just after the o (hostel, hospital) ; if you ever see those words in a french text, you are not supposed to pronounce those -s-

- -d-, sometimes, in set expressions : la grand roue (the big wheel) > la gran rou, la grand-mère (the grandmother) > la gran mèr…


the S problem :

“s” can be said either “ss” > Frank Sinatra, or “z” > let’s go to the zoo

- if it’s the first letter, s- is a “ss” > sucre, m (sugar) : ssukr

- “sc” and “ls” together make also “ss” > fils, m (son) : fiss, scie, f (saw) : ssi

- “ss” are “ss”, no shit > poisson, m (fish) : poisson

- a final -s (NB : for a not-verb/not-noun) can be either “ss” or mute : tous as an adjectif indéfini, a comparative, a superlative or a negative = mute (il n’y a plu(s) de pain (there’s no more bread), c’est la plu(s) gentille (she’s the nicest)) ; as a pronom indéfini = “ss” (tous”s” ces hommes)

- when a word finishes with -s and the next starts with a vowel, you make the liaison : vous avez (plural you have) : vou zavé, les éléphants : lé zéléfan


the C problem :

“c” can be said either “ss” > science, f : ssienss, or “k” > carie, f (cavity) : kari

- c+a : “k” > café, m (coffee), cauchemar, m (nightmare) “cochmar”

- c+e : “ss” > cercle, m (circle), céleri, m (celery)

- c+h : ch (no shite) > chaussette, f (sock), chaud, adj (warm) “cho” ; exceptions : orchestre (m), charisme (m), schizophrénie (f), chlore (f, chlorine), choeur (m, chorus), chorale (f, choir), orchidée (f), psychologue (ep), archéologue (ep), chrétien-ne (christian)… : “k”

- c+i : “ss” > citrouille, f (pumpkin), citron, m (lemon)

- c+l : “k” > clé, f (key), classeur, m (binder)

- c+o : “k” > coquin, m (naughty) “cokin”, copain/pine (buddy) “copin”

- c+r : “k” > croquer (to bite), crétin-e (giant moron)

- c+u : “k” > culotte, f (panties), cuir, m (leather)


the G problem :

“g” can be either pronounced ‘softly’ > intelligent-e (smart), as in “jean” (w/o the d), or ‘hardly’ > ex : bague (f, ring), as in “game”

- g+e / g+i / g+y : soft G > gynécologue, gentil-le (nice), imaginaire

- g+a / g+o / g+u / g+consonant : hard G > gaffe (f, blunder), grammaire (f)


the annoying signs situation :

- ¨ : pronounce the two vowels separately : maïs “ma-iss” (m, corn), haïr (to hate) “a-ir”, Noël (m, Christmas) “no-él”

- ç : ss > maçon (bricklayer), français-e (french)

- oe / ae : “e” > oeuf (m, egg) “euf”, coeur (m, heart) “keur”, Laetitia “Létissia”

- ^ : orally I don’t make any difference, it’s often used to make a difference between words with the same spelling (dû/du, tache/tâche), the end


if you want to hear those sets :

Letter Tag Game

I was tagged by the lovely @james-bionic-barnes, thank you hun!

rules: enter your answers then tag 10 people! use the first letter of your name to answer each question. real answers only. if the person who tagged you has the same initial, you must use different answers. you cannot use the same word twice.

Name: Hailey
A four letter word: Heck
A boy’s name: Holden
An occupation: Hairstylist
Something you can wear: Hat
A food: Hummus
Something you can find in a bathroom: Hand soap
A place: Hawaii
A reason for being late: Health issues
Something you shout: Hey!
A movie title: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Something you drink: Hot Cocoa
An animal: Halibut
A type of car: Honda
Title of a song: Holing Onto You - Twenty One Pilots


I tag: @sad-af1121 @thatawkwardtinyperson @unpredictable-firecracker @shieldsshallbebroken @softesebastian @kokoiki @writemarvelousthings @asirenscalling @kittah1346

If I tagged you, don’t feel like you have to, it’s only a game <3

So there’s this tradition in Starfleet when a cadet graduates. 

When you step off the stage after accepting your degree, you’re supposed to slip your cadet dogtags off your neck and give them to the person who helped you graduate, who got you through it. 

Most, predictably, give it to their moms. Some, their dads, who served themselves. Usually, their significant others. 

Jim’s mom couldn’t make it. And well, everyone knows why his dad wasn’t there (a fact the admirals keep wanting him to cash in on–they even asked him to make a speech at graduation. Pike told them where to stick it.)

Anyway, they graduate the Bridge Crew of the Enterprise first–the ones who hadn’t. It’s mostly ceremonial recognition but Jim’s glad for it. He’s not usually nervous on stage–although large crowds have made him anxious since he was thirteen–but it’s hot and his ribs still burn and he’s so damn tired. He hasn’t slept since, well, before his hearing. And that was only a few weeks ago. Fuck.

But before it, he’s walking across the stage, shaking hands with the brass, and getting pinned–Captain’s pin–and smiling. Somehow, after everything, he’s smiling. 

Awkwardly, as he’s jogging down the steps, Starfleet uniform cap pinned at his side, hand scrabbling under his collar for the dogtags as he’s walking a few aisles away from his own seat. 

“Hey hot shot, your seat’s over there,” Bones tells him–but he’s grinning toward the place where Pike and the other Captains are waiting. 

“Bones-” Jim’s got a good grip on the chain even though he’s fucking hands are sweaty. 

Maybe it’s a stupid fucking idea. Bones didn’t give his tags to anyone. And why would he? Besides a little girl in Georgia, there was no one else. 

Before he can think too much about it, he tugs it off, holding it in front of him. 

“Aw, kid.” Bones whispers. 

And before Jim can about face or apologize or take back the sentimental gesture, Bones takes his fist out of his pocket, knuckles white, and loosens his grip, giving way to a palm indented by the punched out metal lettering: Leonard H. McCoy, Starfleet Cadet, ID: 116592213

“No one else I would have given them to.”

Somewhere, someone hoots–probably Cupcake, maybe Uhura and then Bones is pulling Jim closer, fingers lightly grazing his jaw, the back of his neck, gripping into his hair. 

The kiss is a surprise–Jim’s mouth is dry, his lips are chapped, but it feels so damn right and maybe Jim’s cheek flushes, and maybe Chris Pike laughs out loud but it’s worth it. Definitely worth it. 

Daisuga teaching their kids letters:
  • <p> <b><p></b> <b><b></b> Suga:<b/> Okay, now what word starts with the letter H?<p/><b><b></b> Baby:<b/> Uuuhhh, house?<p/><b><b></b> Suga:<b/> Yes! Daichi, you do one.<p/><b><b></b> Daichi:<b/> Okay. What does fire start with?<p/><b><b></b> Baby:<b/> F!<p/><b><b></b> Daichi:<b/> No, fire starts with matches. *laughes hysterically at his lame dad joke*<p/></p><p/></p>
The Definite Article in Maltese

The definite articles in Maltese (the), changes depending on the first letter of the word that it is defining. The consonants are divided into two groups called the sun letters, and the moon letters.

The rule is that when followed by a sun letter, the definite article il- assimilates to the initial consonant of the following noun, while the moon letters represent all the rest. To remember this, we use the the nouns “sun” and “moon”, and put them in the definite article. Ix-xemx, il-qamar.

Sun Letters

Ċċ, Dd, Nn, Rr, Ss, Tt, Xx, Żż, Zz

this means that if a word starts with any of these letters, the definite article il- assimilates accordingly so chaning to: iċ-, id-, in-, ir-, is-, it-, ix-, iż-, iz-, respectively.

Moon Letters

Bb, Ff, Ġġ, Gg, Ħħ, Jj, Kk, Ll, Mm, Pp, Qq, Vv, Ww

this means that if a word starts with any of these letters, the definite article il- stays the same and doesn’t assimilate.

Vowels, Għ, and H

words starting with vowels, and the letters għ, and h get the definite article l- (minus the intial i).

note: when the defintie article comes exactly after a word ending in a vowel, the intial i of the article always drops. Example; dak ir-raġel ra r-raġel (that man saw the man).

anonymous asked:

Hey mom! What do u think about Ymir's flashback being shown this soon? Do you think they'll change what's in the letter from Y to H? Or do you think they'll discard the letter scene?

As much as it pains me to say these words,  the anime has outperformed the manga. This episode is a rare case of the movie being better than the book.

This season is fixing many of my long running complaints. Introducing Marley and the mythology of the Snk world was an especially good idea. Anime onlies won’t feel the jarring whiplash we felt when the attention turns to those things.

Adding Ymir’s backstory now made her relationship with Krista so much more believable. As a manga reader, we had to accept that she was drawn to Historia but had no real basis for why. We were expected to believe that 12 year old Ymir, hiding in a church, was so moved by the story of the bastard princess that she dropped everything to seek her out and save her. The only justification we were given was “we were alike.” All of Ymir’s backstory was unnecessarily wrapped in mystery until January 2017. It made Ymir’s death even more bitter. It was like Isayama killed her as soon as we finally got to know her.

Pacing has always been an issue in the manga. The anime is fixing some of that. It’s making the story more powerful, more emotional, better.