QEPD Arturo Torres García
8 noviembre 1965 – 14 febrero 2014
Paediatric Neurology, UCL, London
I think the common mistake of using “whom” in the nominative is proof that the word form is officially archaic.
The average speaker of English doesn’t use “whom”, and only knows that it sounds slightly fancier/more formal to use “whom” in places where they are used to using “who.” (similar to the “use thou instead of you to sound fancy/old-fashioned” misconception)
Also for hypercorrection. If you don’t register “who” as needing a distinct accusative or oblique form, then you’re not going to register all of the “whom not who” from grammarians and prescriptivists as having that function.
At this point using “whom” is almost artificial, like the “no prepositions at the ends of sentences” thing, only used by people who have it beaten into them with correct/perfect vs. incorrect/uneducated rhetoric (and even then fairly inconsistently).
I use “whom” consistently, but it may be due to the fact that English is not my first language, and it’s easier in my mind to translate a structure that uses “whom” than one with a preposition at the end.
daily reminder that the boy you’re in love with at 16 probably won’t matter when you’re 25.
daily reminder that the math test you failed your freshman year of high school probably won’t matter when you’re graduating college.
daily reminder that the problems you’re facing today may seem like the worlds end, but they will not matter in a year.
daily reminder that you’re going to be okay.
everything is going to be okay.
Until the Sun explodes. Then nothing will be okay.
if you put a frog in boiling water, it will jump out.
if you put a frog in warm water and gradually turn up the heat until the water is boiling, the frog will remain there until it dies.
and that is an abusive relationship.
That, and global warming.
Who the fuck named the Sahara Desert anyway
Sahara is just the Arabic word for “deserts”
You fucking named it the Desert Desert
way to fucking go
It’s the biggest desert in the world. I think it makes sense for it to be called the Desert Desert.