- student: hey government can I have some money to go to university
- uk government: sure here you go. you'll have to pay it back but only when you're earning £21,000+ a year, and if you don't pay it off after 30 years we'll just write it off, don't worry about it man
- scottish government: nah man just go to uni we ain't gonna charge you
- australian government: sure mate you'll just have to pay a little bit more tax
- us government: no. you gotta pay it yourself. upfront. your parents have to save up from the moment you're born. good luck, fucker.
i just realized what i both hate and love about english: it is a language of nouns. greek has so much action, it’s so dynamic. latin is so formulaic. german is so proper. spanish is so emotive. but english sits heavy on your tongue. some of the words are flighty, but that’s from word borrowing. even in old english where there are more inflections there are many verbs that look like nouns. i had a hard time getting a student of mine (i’m a tutor) to recognize verbs and i just wanted to tell him to look for…oh. the sentence functions in a more intuitive way. Even when i don’t know a spanish verb’s definition, i know its tense and its function in the sentence. Along with the fewer tenses, english sits like this fog and that’s either beautiful or revolting.
Sometimes I’ll just have an unexpected etymological revelation. Like earlier tonight when a Spanish-speaking customer walked into the pharmacy to pick up his medication. He was just talking to the other person he came in with and said mucho dinero and I was just like “Oh because denarius!”
In Latin and Greek
what if everyone in the world could manipulate one crab. and it was their soul crab and like if we sycnhronized our thoughts our crabs could work together as an army and overthrow evil governments but you could also use your crab for evil like to snip someone
it would be an interesting view into the hearts of humans, these soul crabs
It’s 2AM somewhere
crabs have no concept of time. only creation and destruction