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.
OH HEY PSA THERE IS A LINK ON LGBT-SUPPORTERS BLOG THAT SAYS “CLICK HERE IF YOU THINK IM AN ASSHOLE” IT IS A SCREAMER W/ SOUND AND FLASHING SO LIKE, DONT CLICK ON IT
Here are 3 of the most common arguments I have heard for fighting against the addition of more sexuality labels. And why I think they are silly.
There are many more arguments. Always more arguments. Maybe I’ll get around to those, too.
[As always, let me know if you would like the original 20x24” files for awareness and education.]
when someone else says they love my fav character
I’m sorry for the emaciated old man Ice King I drew.
I finally did one of these!!! Some of my favourite babs. I wanna do one of Steven and Garnet next.
i love tommy wiseau because nobody but tommy wiseau knows exactly who he is
nobody knows where exactly he was born, or anything about his past. “tommy wiseau” isnt even his real name
fuck nobody even knows how old he really is
he’s also a multi billionaire and no one has any idea where he acquired that fortune
his whole life literally makes no sense