Okay nerds, listen up because I’m about to blow your little meatbag minds.
That sandwich up there is called the Unusual. I first had it at Stagecoach Coffee in Cooperstown. It goes like this:
- Bagel, bread, probably English muffin, whatever. Up there I used the sourdough from BreadHive because hell yeah I did. Toast it up a bit.
- Cream cheese. Maybe 1/8” or so? A bit thicker than I’ve done bagels recently.
- Sliced tomatoes
- Avocado (fruit of the gods)
- Cracked pepper
Assemble. Eat. Have your minds blown. The pickle is a spicy one I made myself because I’m awesome; no big deal.
I had a bit of serendipity: this past weekend I visited my brother in law in Cooperstown. Ommegang did not introduce me to Belgians: I think Saranac’s Wit claims that title. However, when I think about good, easy to find Belgian-style beer my mind often goes to them. That I visit frequently, thanks to my brother in law, certainly helps.
I think this is a good one? I’m pretty happy with my descriptions of the beer, at least.
So, I was at lunch with a friend and his sister after seeing ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, catching up on stuff and talk turned to the new series of Doctor Who - our expectations, Peter Capaldi, Jenna possibly leaving, the Matt Smith era - and his sister suddenly raises an interesting point.
"Isn’t the Matt Smith era kind of similar to Twilight?"
This caused both my friend and I to pause, and look at each other with a similar expression of puzzlement.
"Yeah - I mean the storyline is very similar," she continued "The main female character has to choose between two men from different races, makes her choice and has baby. Baby grows up abnormally fast, and ends up marrying the other man."
Despite how this theory glosses over some of the plot, it still kind of stunned me as I realisation slowly dawned on me.
I had watched a sci-fi variant of Twilight.
The concept of “Proper English” is prescriptivist, racist, ethnocentric, classist and ableist as shit
What the fuck are you even talking about?
'Proper English' is just following all the rules of the English language. That isn't classist, that's a definition of how someone talks.
If someone uses a certain vernacular or slang then it isn’t proper English. That doesn’t mean they’re of a lower class. I frequently say ‘me and my friends’ instead if ‘my friends and I’ and that’s not proper English.
Stop trying to look for ways to turn yourself and others into victims. The name for the way someone speaks or writes is not insulting.
ORRR it’s used as a way of putting down the people who weren’t privileged enough to have the resources to study a completely arbitrary and contradictory set of rules.
Because yeah, AAVE is a dialect. But when is it ever considered as such by people? Or is if instead proof that black people are too stupid to know “real” English?