I went to a class on English curse words once, it was pretty epic. The best part was when one student was giving a presentation and the Professor interrupted her, saying “stupid bitch” very loudly, shocking her into silence and cracking the rest of us up. It took him a few seconds until he realised how it came accross and he was quick to explain that he had just added an example to her argument.
Yeah, we were taught this in my linguistics class as well. The point was to illustrate that fluent speakers of a language know the correct way to modify a word even when they haven’t explicitly been taught the rule. Grammar rules even apply to making words which are, strictly speaking, grammatically incorrect. We have an intuition about what is valid.
Fun fact: when you stick a word inside another word (abso-fucking-lutely), it’s called tmesis. This is the only word in the English language beginning with “tm-“.
"at my school the cop from DARE passed around 3 joints to show everyone and he said "if i dont get all three of these back this schools getting locked down and everyones getting searched till i find it.." and like 30 minutes later when everyone got to see ‘em and they got passed back the cop had 4"
This is a quasi-parabolic mirrored building in London called the walkie-talkie. Because of its shape, it’s been accused of melting cars on the sidewalk. If the architect had known more math, maybe this wouldn’t have happened!
This skyscraper is located at 20 Fenchurch Street in London, and it features a curve that’s producing an intense glare, resulting in temperatures at ground level as high as 92.6°C.
And as you can see in this video, that’s hot enough to fry an egg!
I kind of brushed this off until I realized it was inn celcius. Guys. Guys. That building is making it 200 degrees fahrenheit on the ground. What.