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Here are three elements we often see in town names:

If a town ends in “-by”, it was originally a farmstead or a small village where some of the Viking invaders settled. The first part of the name sometimes referred to the person who owned the farm - Grimsby was “Grim’s village”. Derby was “a village where deer were found”. The word “by” still means “town” in Danish.

If a town ends in “-ing”, it tells us about the people who lived there. Reading means “The people of Reada”, in other words “Reada’s family or tribe”. We don’t know who Reada was, but his name means “red one”, so he probably had red hair.

If a town ends in “-caster” or “-chester”, it was originally a Roman fort or town. The word comes from a Latin words “castra”, meaning a camp or fortification. The first part of the name is usually the name of the locality where the fort was built. So Lancaster, for example, is “the Roman fort on the River Lune”.

A Little Book of Language by David Crystal, page 173. (via linguaphilioist)

jessicachastains:

twofishies:

lightspeedsound:

all-the-fangirl-feels:

#remember how this movie took female stereotypes and crushed them into a million pieces

casual reminder that Elle Woods scored a 179 on the LSAT, which is one point shy of a perfect score.

Casual reminder that Whatshisface here had family connections and was a legacy and shit, whereas Elle Woods came out of nowhere.

casual reminder that Elle Woods actually had an amazing background in real life issues that people dismissed as unimportant but managed to not only learn the law, but learned how to apply the law.

Casual reminder that Elle Woods used her lawyer skills to save a woman from an abusive relationship and also save another woman from trumped up murder charges and basically what I’m saying is you go, girl, go get ‘em Elle Woods, thank you for this movie.

what’s fantastic about this movie is that it’s not that fucked up brand of feminism where the girls who arent like other girls and sip tea and read hemingway look down on the blonde party sluts. the message of the movie is like, you can be blonde and attractive AND enjoy stuff like shopping and partying and you can still be smart and kick ass!!!

bathsabbath:

piscula:

skooth:

bhavatarini:

myblacksexuality:

poetofwar333:

#cleopatra with the nose knocked off. I wonder if people still think she was European like the movies betray…

I still think it’s one of the most desperate things whites have done to blacks and to black history. The disrespect is outrageous. They came to our country and mentally could not fathom how these black civilizations could be so great. They literally rode through our lands and shot the noses off of our statues. Why? So that the statues would no longer resemble the African people and they could LIE about the origins of Egypt and countless other civilizations. It was a widespread practice. It’s why statues of Pharaoh’s and their wives have no noses. It’s why the Sphinx has no nose. When I was in middle and high school, we were taught that the noses had fell off due to time and poor craftsmanship! They have literally tried to teach us that our ancestors were shitty builders of noses just to hide their malicious destruction of our heritage. European fears of African peoples had to come from somewhere. I want to know what part of the history is missing. There’s something that they don’t want to be told.

The shade is real

i was taught that the noses fell off as well and actually continued to believe this. in retrospect this makes no sense, considering greek/roman statues pretty much always have intact noses whereas egyptian ones are always conveniently missing theirs. thank you for pointing this out to me, i hadn’t even made that connection until now.

The bolded was me too and I am seriously embarrassed that I never even thought about how that could be false.

Damnnn. I hate myself for not realizing this.
    I hate myself even more, since I know the ancient Egyptians created their sculptural works with the idea of permanence in mind. They were literally built to last throughout the afterlife. Notice how the majority of their monumental sculpture is stone-bound, without any protruding elements or breakable appendages. That’s because many of these sculptures were intended to house the life-force (Ka) of those they portrayed. Of their favorite materials were basalt and diorite, both extremely hard stones that were incredibly difficult to carve. Meaning a nose just doesn’t “fall off” because of “poor craftsmanship,” you would literally have to take a hammer to it. Fuckers.

bathsabbath:

piscula:

skooth:

bhavatarini:

myblacksexuality:

poetofwar333:

#cleopatra with the nose knocked off. I wonder if people still think she was European like the movies betray…

I still think it’s one of the most desperate things whites have done to blacks and to black history. The disrespect is outrageous. They came to our country and mentally could not fathom how these black civilizations could be so great. They literally rode through our lands and shot the noses off of our statues. Why? So that the statues would no longer resemble the African people and they could LIE about the origins of Egypt and countless other civilizations. It was a widespread practice. It’s why statues of Pharaoh’s and their wives have no noses. It’s why the Sphinx has no nose. When I was in middle and high school, we were taught that the noses had fell off due to time and poor craftsmanship! They have literally tried to teach us that our ancestors were shitty builders of noses just to hide their malicious destruction of our heritage. European fears of African peoples had to come from somewhere. I want to know what part of the history is missing. There’s something that they don’t want to be told.

The shade is real

i was taught that the noses fell off as well and actually continued to believe this. in retrospect this makes no sense, considering greek/roman statues pretty much always have intact noses whereas egyptian ones are always conveniently missing theirs. thank you for pointing this out to me, i hadn’t even made that connection until now.

The bolded was me too and I am seriously embarrassed that I never even thought about how that could be false.

Damnnn. I hate myself for not realizing this.

    I hate myself even more, since I know the ancient Egyptians created their sculptural works with the idea of permanence in mind. They were literally built to last throughout the afterlife. Notice how the majority of their monumental sculpture is stone-bound, without any protruding elements or breakable appendages. That’s because many of these sculptures were intended to house the life-force (Ka) of those they portrayed. Of their favorite materials were basalt and diorite, both extremely hard stones that were incredibly difficult to carve. Meaning a nose just doesn’t “fall off” because of “poor craftsmanship,” you would literally have to take a hammer to it. Fuckers.

ancientgreecebuildings:

thebacchant:

The temple of Apollo, located in Delphi, Greece. Delphi was originally home to Mother Earth, Gaea and guarded by the Python. Apollo slayed the Python and took over, making Delphi his sacred/ worship spot.
 The temple was primarily where (male) citizens would go to seek the Delphic Oracle, Pythia (priestess acting as a medium through whom advice or prophecy was sought from the gods in classical antiquity) to learn about their prophecy. Citizens never had direct contact with her; whatever the Pythia prophesied, a male priest would repeat back to the citizen asking.
 The Pythia had to be a female virgin and sat on a tripod over the Adyton, which is the crack in the Earth, where apparently the Python’s body was that was rotting, in which the Pythia would inhale the vapors from the earth to bring her into a “trance-like” state of being, where she would prophesize about the future of those who wanted answers. There is another theory that she may of chewed laurel leaves (which are poisonous) or she drank undiluted wine.

A great photo; Delphi is such a breathtaking place - no wonder that ancient Greeks regarded it sacred

ancientgreecebuildings:

thebacchant:

The temple of Apollo, located in Delphi, Greece. Delphi was originally home to Mother Earth, Gaea and guarded by the Python. Apollo slayed the Python and took over, making Delphi his sacred/ worship spot.


The temple was primarily where (male) citizens would go to seek the Delphic Oracle, Pythia (priestess acting as a medium through whom advice or prophecy was sought from the gods in classical antiquity) to learn about their prophecy. Citizens never had direct contact with her; whatever the Pythia prophesied, a male priest would repeat back to the citizen asking.


The Pythia had to be a female virgin and sat on a tripod over the Adyton, which is the crack in the Earth, where apparently the Python’s body was that was rotting, in which the Pythia would inhale the vapors from the earth to bring her into a “trance-like” state of being, where she would prophesize about the future of those who wanted answers. There is another theory that she may of chewed laurel leaves (which are poisonous) or she drank undiluted wine.

A great photo; Delphi is such a breathtaking place - no wonder that ancient Greeks regarded it sacred

monkeyelbow:

Peter you’re a terrible uncle.

Baby Derek and Papa Hale returns!! Only for fun :D

i-stole-a-time-lord:

justmumfordthings:

John Barrowman kisses another man at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, 2014
The kiss was a clear message and statement to those 42 countries competing in the games where it is still a crime to be gay

You go bb

i-stole-a-time-lord:

justmumfordthings:

John Barrowman kisses another man at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, 2014

The kiss was a clear message and statement to those 42 countries competing in the games where it is still a crime to be gay

You go bb
autumnfire123:

qwertyfonz:

Gosh, look at all of that detail.

those scratches are probably from all the falls he’s had to endure from the many flight suit tests

autumnfire123:

qwertyfonz:

Gosh, look at all of that detail.

those scratches are probably from all the falls he’s had to endure from the many flight suit tests

quirky-spn-addict:

So you mean to tell me that Castiel — the angel of the Lord that God sent to pull Dean’s ravaged soul from the fires of hell — will only see Demon Dean as a monster and not the Dean that he saved, killed for, and literally fell for?

Bullshit.

supermishamiga:

winjennster:

Take that Cas haters!

I think it’s time for a glass of

supermishamiga:

winjennster:

Take that Cas haters!

I think it’s time for a glass of

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haruspis:

mrflexington:

…………..and we neVER SAW HIM AGAIN

redbeanviolin:

Sketch for ooneithoo @ deviantart <3

redbeanviolin:

Sketch for ooneithoo @ deviantart <3