the language police

도와 주세요 - Help me

저기요 - Excuse me

도와주실수 있나요? - Can you help me?

살려주세요 - Save me

안전하지 않은 기분이 - I feel unsafe

무서워요 - I’m scared

도움을 전화해 주세요 - Please call for help

그만해 - Stop it

경찰서가 어디있나요? - Where is the police station?


Originally posted by gekkous

English is the largest of the human tongues, with several times the vocabulary of the second largest language - this alone made it inevitable that English would eventually become, as it did, the lingua franca of this planet, for it is thereby the richest and the most flexible - despite its barbaric accretions…or, I should say, because of its barbaric accretions. English swallows up anything that comes its way, makes English out of it. Nobody tried to stop this process, the way some languages are policed and have official limits…probably because there never has been, truly, such a thing as ‘the King’s English’ - for the King’s English was French. English was in truth a bastard tongue and nobody cared how it grew…and it did! - enormously.
—  Robert Heinlein, Stranger In A Strange Land

A Day Through a Deaf Person’s Eyes

-directed by Rachel Soudakoff-

This explores some of the different aspects of daily life that deaf or Deaf people face, such as encounters with the police and the advantages of ASL. 

Nineteen Eighty Four

It is 2016 they call

But all I hear is 1984

Two plus two is five not four

Is it?

Big Brother says so.

Safe spaces

Censored words

The language police,

Here to take out verbs

No curse words!


Double think

Forgoing reason for righteous

We keep going

Well it might just…


Mobs of social justice warriors

Taking sharpies to thesaurus

So what if its vulgar or coarse

I need not your recourse.

Words have a purpose

They are here to serve us

I think…

Therefore I am not,

Politically correct…

Image Description: A bingo card with ABLEIST BINGO at the top (courtesy of @chronicallyisajennie​  

Under the B:

  • “Have you tried Yoga?”
  • “Everyone can go vegan!”
  • Assigns neurotypical motivations to a neuroatypical person’s behaviors
  • “I think you mean person with Autism”
  • “People have it worse”

Under the I: 

  • Compares acute illness to chronic illness
  • “You take too many medicines!”
  • “You don’t want equality, you want special treatment!”
  • Plays Disability police
  • Uses disability, mental illness, etc, as a metaphor

Under the N:

  • “Big Pharma”
  • “Language changes!" "You’re policing my word choice!”
  • Free Space
  • “Neurotypical? Non-Disabled? Don’t you mean normal?”
  • Accusations of faking

Under the G:

  • “You’re derailing”
  • “You don’t look sick/Disabled!”
  • Uses ableist slurs
  • “I wish I didn’t have to work”
  • “I don’t see disability”

Under the O:

  • “Everyone feels that way sometimes”
  • Special needs/ differently abled/ handicapable
  • “You’re using your disability/mental illness as an excuse”
  • “Exercise!”
  • Pathologizes/medicalizes bigotry

This blog supports freedom of speech.
This blog is against censorship and sugarcoating.
This blog is against language policing.
This blog respects the right of users to express unpopular opinions.
This blog will listen to all points of view and perspectives.
This blog will try to understand where they’re coming from.
This blog will address and attempt to dispute the argument at hand.
This blog will not attack the person, or their characteristics, because of their views.
This blog will base their arguments on scientific evidence and deductive reasoning.
This blog would not tolerate threats of violence against individuals with unpopular opinions.
This blog encourages intellectual development and fruitful discussions.
This blog will treat everyone equally.

~ have a nice day!

rendőrség – police
rend – order
1) guard, watchman, keeper
2) guardian, protector
a rend őre – the guard of the order
rendőr – policeman
[Literally::: the guard of the order; orderkeeper]
rendőrség – police

rendfenntartó – someone whose job is to take care of that the people will not make something against the order (he/she is not a police, nor a soldier, but something between)

1) tidy, neat
2) (of a person) decent, good, nice
[e.g.: Ez egy rendes ember. – He is a decent man.]
3) normal, usual

rendtelen – not in order; without an order
1) untidy, disorderly
2) (of a person) careless; negligent; sloppy
3) irregular

1) to misbehave; to be mischievous; to play up
2) to play up (to hurt, give one pain, trouble)
[e.g.: Már megint rendetlenkedik a szívem. – My heart is playing me up again.]

1) untidiness
2) litter
3) mess
[e.g.: Hogy merészeltek ilyen rendetlenséget csinálni, kis csibészek?! – How dare you make such a mess, you little devils? / How dare you make such a mess, you little devils?]

rendzavaró – disorderly
[Literally::: someone/something that is disturbing the order/quiet]
zavarni – to disturb; to molest; to bother

rendszerető – tidy; orderly
[Literally::: someone who loves the order]


1) gendarme (member of gendarmerie), especially a member of the police force which was active until 1945 in Hungary
[Literally::: the guard of the silent/quiet; silent/quietkeeper]
2) policeman (used in slang)

csendőrség – gendarmerie
1) silence; stillness; hush
[e.g.: Csend legyen! – Silence!]
[e.g.: Ahogy belépett, hirtelen csend ülte meg a szobát. – When he entered, a hush came over he room.]

2) quietness
3) calmness

csendélet – still life

° °

járőrözni – to patrol
1) patrol (person)
2) police car; patrol car

őrnagy – major
őrmester – sergeant
őrbódé – sentry-box
bódé – stand; stall (a very small building made of weak material often used as a shop)
testőr – bodyguard

The systematic looting of language can be recognized by the tendency of its users to forgo its nuanced, complex, mid-wifery properties for menace and subjugation. Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge. Whether it is obscuring state language or the faux-language of mindless media; whether it is the proud but calcified language of the academy or the commodity driven language of science; whether it is the malign language of law-without-ethics, or language designed for the estrangement of minorities, hiding its racist plunder in its literary cheek - it must be rejected, altered and exposed. It is the language that drinks blood, laps vulnerabilities, tucks its fascist boots under crinolines of respectability and patriotism as it moves relentlessly toward the bottom line and the bottomed-out mind. Sexist language, racist language, theistic language - all are typical of the policing languages of mastery, and cannot, do not permit new knowledge or encourage the mutual exchange of ideas.
—  Toni Morrison, 1993 Nobel Lecture

Ya’ll people (Mostly white folks) are more offended by PewDiePie saying the n word “Nigga” not “Nigger” than the foul shit that’s been going on in Chicago. Why don’t ya’ll learn what context is before you scream racism. Because there wasn’t any racial threats or act of obvious real racism. It’s like ya’ll picked up right where you left off in 2016, being offended by the most trivial things. Nah, we should not have to language police and virtue signal for anyone. And white folks, stop being offended on black folks behalf. YOU more than anyone are making black folks look like children who don’t know any better. You and i know black people are better than that. STOP IT! Ya’ll need to set your priorities straight and forget about trivial stuff. NO, i don’t think Felix is a racist.

제 직업은 *경찰관* 이에요.

제 직업은 _____이에요. = I’m a _____.

  • 경찰관 police officer
  • 블로거 blogger
  • 작가 writer
  • 선생님 teacher
  • 통역사 interpreter
  • 바리스타 barista
  • 의사 doctor
  • 간호사 nurse
  • 이발사 barber
  • 회사원 office worker
  • 제빵사 baker
  • 과학자 scientist
  • 가정 교사 tutor
  • 요리사 cook
  • 구조원 lifeguard
  • 종업원 waiter
  • 수리공 mechanic
  • 음악가 musician
  • 청소부 cleaner
  • 엔지니어 engineer
  • 예술가 artist
  • 접수원 receptionist
  • 매니저 manager
  • 베이비 시터 baby sitter
  • 그래픽 디자이너 graphic designer

If you’re a student, simply say: 저는 학생이에요.

anonymous asked:

Could you maybe just talk about your role playing over on your Regina blog instead of your main one? Most people here don't role play and have no idea what you're talking about.

I post it here because I have more followers here and a bigger chance of one of my followers who does roleplay seeing it.

I don’t post stuff about it very often, and I’m sure if you look at your dash, you will see PLENTY of posts about things you don’t know about.

I don’t think one or two posts in every 300+ is very much to bear.

Why you shouldn’t use “Monosexual” and “Cisgender”

Disclaimer, to other Radfems: I’m not trying to be the language police. This is my opinion. I am simply expressing my concern with using the terms monosexual and cisgender to describe certain groups of people. If you disagree, you’re welcome to argue your point, but please be respectful and constructive. 

I don’t think the terms monosexual and cisgender have any place within the common radfem rhetoric. Monosexual and cisgender are both terms that can be used to erase people’s identities, and unsuprisingly, have been perpetuated by the trans cult and its followers.

Monosexual has been perpetuated by certain bisexuals in the libfem community with the implication that gay men and Lesbians, grouped together with heterosexuals, are somehow privileged over bisexual people. As a bisexual person, I find this very problematic. Yes, bisexual people face “biphobia” like being told it’s just a face, or we’ll end up choosing one or the other, our erasure in the media, people assuming we are naturally cheaters, being fetishized and some others. But I dislike the implication that gay men and lesbians have some sort of measurable privilege over bisexuals. This isn’t true. Yes, a gay man, particularly a white one, would have a measurable privilege over me, a bisexual woman of color, but I don’t necessarily think it’s because he’s gay and I’m bi, I think it’s because he’s a white man and I’m a woman of color. For neither of us is our sexuality a form of privilege (although I’m more likely to be straight passing than him, which contrary to what libfems think isn’t actually a form of oppression). Thus, it erases the struggles of gay men and lesbians to group them with heterosexuals in this way, which could stunt conversation about their issues.

In much the same vein, “cis” has been used by trans gender people in the libfem community to group men and women together who don’t have dysphoria and don’t identify as a gender that doesn’t align with their biological sex. This is meant to assign privilege to a class of “cis” people, who are perceived to be more privileged than trans people. However, much in the same way that the term monosexual has the potential to erase and silence gay men and lesbians, cis has the potential (and has) to erase women’s issue by grouping them with men. This comes from the inexplicably popular idea that sex based oppression isn’t real (even though, across the globe, women are stripped from their rights based on their sex, from FGM in the developing world to the loss of access to birth control and abortion in the West). This isn’t to say that the trans community doesn’t face a set of challenges, they certainly do. However, I don’t see how your oppression makes you somehow less privileged than women in a patriarchal society, or that women are somehow part of a class of oppressors. To me, grouping women with men is meant to silence us when trying to speak on our issues. Whatever “female privilege” transpeople think we have really becomes eclipsed when you consider all that’s done to women because they possess female sexual organs.

I’m not trying to enter into the discourse of the oppression olympics, but assuming I have privilege because I’m a woman who doesn’t suffer gender dysphoria or assuming gay men and lesbians have privilege over bisexuals is reductive and rather than addressing issues seems to silence those speaking on them. It also impedes progress by assuming that gay men, lesbians, and women in general have gained some sort of amazing privilege in the world, which we haven’t 

Like, I’m as annoyed as anyone when I see “femmephobia” listed as a category of oppression next to real issues like transphobia, homophobia, and racism, but the progenitors of that nonsense are universally dumb kids in their early twenties involved in 3rd rate college activism circles and are in no way a “threat” to anyone at all.

Meanwhile, that post is getting shared by t**f after t**f, people who literally want trans women dead.

Like, yeah that dorky 20 yo old trans masc at your campus lgbt group who keeps trying to language police everyone to show how smart they are is kinda douchey, but I would be way more concerned about the people who want to fucking exterminate trans women.

anonymous asked:

What is your opinion on the usage of the term 'faggot' in casual situations?

Merh. I don’t use it often if at all but I’m not into policing language. I would say most of the time it’s used as a general insult.

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