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magz, 22, canada. the game is on, may the odds be ever in your favour, live long and prosper, etc. #martin freeman party
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Benedict can’t do one word answers [x]

(Source: midnytemercury)

01.10.14   [via | source]  +benedict cumberbatch  +the imitation game  +interview  +=)))
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nubbsgalore:

taipei glows under a blanket fog in these photos by wang wei zheng. (see also: dubai)

01.10.14   [via | source]  +FOG!!  +PRETTY  +photography  +colours  +long post  +i am so
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nubbsgalore:

photos from dubai’s 828 meter tall burj khalifa (save the first and last photos, which show the building) by (click pic) daniel cheongkarim nafatnibjoern lauen and dave alexander. duabai only experiences this in september and march, when seasonal changes in temperature creates an abundance of early morning fog. (see also: fog over new york, london and chicago)

01.10.14   [via | source]  +photography  +long post
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theconsultinghusbands replied to your post: at the poster sale at school i saw one…

there was a poster sale two days ago at my school and i screamed when i found sherlock posters. needless to say i bought one and i was so happy

i’m happy for you! =D i write sherlock on the suggestions list every year but i never buy one heh

martinjfreeman replied to your post: at the poster sale at school i saw one…

OH MY GOD YOU HAVE TO OWN THAT LIKE ITS AIR

nuuuuuuu

01.10.14     +theconsultinghusbands  +reply  +martinjfreeman  +sherlock for ts
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at the poster sale at school i saw one of sherlock that’s like five feet long and i just looked at it like no do NOT

01.10.14     +''where would it go in your room you are not going to put cumberbatch on your wall it is $17 and the hair was cut out poorly''  +my delusion is true  +it had a dumb quotation on it too so
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johnlocklives:

New promo pics from Sherlock: The Sign of Three (x)

01.10.14   [via | source]  +yaaaaas  +sherlock  +promotional  +my bbs  +tjlc  +tsot  +sherlock: who are you texting john turn around look at me john jOHN  +john: *takes a selfie*
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koprix:

Another reason why should everybody love Star Trek:

  • a heap of devastated expressions of Jim Kirk in The Trouble with Tribbles
01.10.14   [via | source]  +TRIBBLES  +star trek  +tos  +jim kirk  +is so done
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So which story do you prefer?

(Source: suchasadaffair)

30.09.14   [via | source]  +life of pi  +cinema
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(Source: mindspalace)

30.09.14   [via | source]  +gpoy  +sherlock  +hlv  +sherlock holmes  +john watson  +they're both so tired =(
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Anonymous asked:
YOU COULD SPELL "FISH" AS "GHOTI" AND IT WOULD BE PRONOUNCED THE SAME

factsinallcaps:

THIS IS NOT TRUE.

FOR THOSE UNAWARE OF THIS, UH, “FACT,” THE IDEA IS THAT “GHOTI” COULD BE PRONOUNCED “FISH” IF YOU PRONOUNCE THE GH- AS IN “LAUGH,” THE -O- AS IN “WOMEN,” AND THE “TI” AS IN “AMBITION.”

HOWEVER, THIS FAILS TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THAT THE PRONUNCIATION OF LETTERS IS DEPENDENT ON THEIR POSITION WITHIN THE WORD.

AT THE END OF A WORD OR SYLLABLE, “GH” CAN BE PRONOUNCED LIKE THE LETTER F. THIS IS WHY IT’S PRONOUNCED THAT WAY IN “LAUGH” AND “LAUGHTER” AND “ENOUGH” AND, DEPENDING ON WHO YOU ASK, “VAN GOGH.” AT THE BEGINNING OF A WORD OR SYLLABLE, “GH” IS PRONOUNCED AS AN EXTRA-HARD G-SOUND, AS IN “GHOST” AND “GHOUL” AND “GHASTLY.”

LIKEWISE, “TI” IS NOT PRONOUNCED AS “SH” AT THE END OF A WORD. IN “AMBITION,” IT IS ONLY BECAUSE “TI” IS FOLLOWED BY “O” THAT THERE IS AN “SH” SOUND IN THE WORD AT ALL. THIS IS WHY “RATIO” IS PRONOUNCED WITH AN “SH” SOUND, WHILE “MANTIS” IS PRONOUNCED WITH A “T” SOUND. 

IT’S ALSO IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT, IN WORDS LIKE “AMBITION” AND “NATION,” IT’S NOT THAT THE “TI” IS PRONOUNCED LIKE “SH.” “TION” IS A COMPLETE SYLLABLE, PRONOUNCED “SHUN” OR “SHEN.” IF YOU REMOVE ANY OF THE LETTERS, THE PRONUNCIATION WOULD CHANGE.

"ION" DOESN’T HAVE AN SH- SOUND IN IT. "TIN" DOESN’T HAVE AN SH- SOUND IN IT. "TI" DOESN’T HAVE AN SH- SOUND IN IT. "TON" DOESN’T HAVE AN SH- SOUND IN IT. "TIO" ONLY HAS AN SH- SOUND IN IT IF IT’S PRECEDED BY A VOWEL, AS IN "RATIO," AND EVEN THEN, IT’S PRONOUNCED "SHYO" OR "SHI-O," DEPENDING ON YOUR ACCENT. 

"O" IS RARELY PRONOUNCED AS IN "WOMEN," EXCEPT WHEN IT’S IN THE MIDDLE OF A SYLLABLE. 

THAT’S THE THING. “-GH” IS ONLY PRONOUNCED “F” AT THE END OF A SYLLABLE. “O” IS ONLY PRONOUNCED AS IN “WOMEN” IN THE MIDDLE OF A SYLLABLE. “TI-” IS ONLY PRONOUNCED “SH” AT THE BEGINNING OF A CERTAIN SYLLABLES, AND NEVER BY ITSELF.

WHEN ASSEMBLED IN THAT ORDER, NONE OF THOSE PRONUNCIATIONS WOULD APPLY. IF THEY HAD SPELLED IT “GHOTION,” IT WOULD BE PRONOUNCED “GOSHEN.” IF THEY HAD IT “LAUGHOTI,” IT WOULD BE PRONOUNCED “LAFF-OH-TEE.” 

HOWEVER, SPELLED “GHOTI,” THERE’S NO WAY TO PRONOUNCE IT “FISH” UNLESS YOU PRONOUNCE EVERY LETTER INCORRECTLY, IN WHICH CASE YOU’RE NOT PRONOUNCING “GHOTI” AT ALL, YOU’RE PRONOUNCING “FISH.” “GHOTI” IS PRONOUNCED “GOATY.”

NOW, THE ORIGINAL IDEA BEHIND “GHOTI” WAS MAKING FUN OF THE LACK OF RULES GOVERNING ENGLISH SPELLING AND PRONUNCIATION. THIS IS STUPID AS HELL, BECAUSE THEY HAD TO IGNORE A BUNCH OF THE RULES GOVERNING ENGLISH SPELLING AND PRONUNCIATION IN ORDER TO MAKE FUN OF THEIR NON-EXISTENCE.

THEY LITERALLY PRETENDED THE ESTABLISHED PRONUNCIATION CONVENTIONS DIDN’T EXIST JUST SO THEY COULD MAKE FUN OF ENGLISH FOR NOT HAVING ESTABLISHED PRONUNCIATION CONVENTIONS, WHICH IS ESPECIALLY AGGRAVATING BECAUSE THIS COULD EASILY BE ACCOMPLISHED WITH THE EXISTING WORD “COLONEL.” 

30.09.14   [via | source]  +*slams fist*  +linguistics  +the strange thing is the anon's 'fact' appears in my textbook  +i was just like are you kidding me  +linguaphilia
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