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Advice, Alive, and Ass: English Pronunciation If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90 % of the native English speakers in the world. After trying the verses, a Frenchman said he'd prefer six months of hard labour to reading six lines aloud. Dearest creature in creation, Study English pronunciation. I will teach you in my verse Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse. I will keep you, Suzy, busy, Make your head with heat grow dizzy. Tear in eye, your dress will tear. So shall I! Oh hear my prayer. Just compare heart, beard, and heard, Dies and diet, lord and word, Sword and sward, retain and Britain. (Mind the latter, how it's written.) Now I surely will not plague you With such words as plaque and ague. But be careful how you speak: Say break and steak, but bleak and streak Cloven, oven, how and low, Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe. Hear me say, devoid of trickery, Daughter, laughter, and Terpsichore, Typhoid, measles, topsails, aisles, Exiles, similes, and reviles; Scholar, vicar, and cigar, Solar, mica, war and far; One, anemone, Balmoral, Kitchen, lichen, laundry, laurel; Gertrude, German, wind and mind, Scene, Melpomene, mankind. Billet does not rhyme with ballet, Bouquet, wallet, mallet, chalet. Blood and flood are not like food, Nor is mould like should and would. Viscous, viscount, load and broad, Toward, to forward, to reward. And your pronunciation's OK When you correctly say croquet, Rounded, wounded, grieve and sieve, Friend and fiend, alive and live. Ivy, privy, famous; clamour And enamour rhyme with hammer. River, rival, tomb, bomb, comb, Doll and roll and some and home. Stranger does not rhyme with anger, Neither does devour with clangour. Souls but foul, haunt but aunt Font, front, wont, want, grand, and grant, Shoes, goes, does. Now first say finger, And then singer, ginger, linger, Real, zeal, mauve, gauze, gouge and gauge, Marriage, foliage, mirage, and age. Query does not rhyme with very, Nor does fury sound like bury. Dost, lost, post and doth, cloth, loth. Job, nob, bosom, transom, oath. Though the differences seem little, We say actual but victual. Refer does not rhyme with deafer. FeOffer does, and zephyr, heifer. Mint, pint, senate and sedate; Dull, bull, and George ate late. Scenic, Arabic, Pacific, Science, conscience, scientific Liberty, library, heave and heaven, Rachel, ache, moustache, eleven. We say hallowed, but allowed, People, leopard, towed, but vowed. Mark the differences, moreover, Between mover, cover, clover; Leeches,breeches, wise, precise Chalice, but police and lice; Camel, constable, unstable, Principle, disciple, label. Petal, panel, and canal, Wait, surp Worm and storm, chaise, chaos, chair, Senator, spectator, mayor. Tour, but our and succour, four. Gas, alas, and Arkansas. Sea, idea, Korea, area, Psalm, Maria, but malaria. Youth, south, southern, cleanse and clean. Doctrine, turpentine, marine. Compare alien with Italian, Dandelion and battalion. plait, promise, pal. Sally with ally, yea, ye, Eye,I, ay, aye, whey, and key. Say aver, but ever, fever, Neither, leisure, skein, deceiver. Heron, granary, canary. Crevice and device and aerie. Face, but preface, not efface. Phlegm, phlegmatic, ass, glass, bas. Large, but target, gin, give, verging, Ought, out, joust and scour, scourging. Ear, but earn and wear and tear Do not rhyme with here but ere. Seven is right, but so is even, Hyphen, roughen, nephew Stephen, Monkey, donkey, Turk and jerk, Ask, grasp, wasp, and cork and work. Pronunciation (think of Psyche!) Is a paling stout and spikey? Won't it make you lose your wits, Writing groats and saying grits? It's a dark abyss or tunnel: Strewn with stones, stowed, solace, gunwale, Islington and Isle of Wight, Housewife, verdict and indict. Finally, which rhymes with enough, Though, through, plough, or dough, or cough? Hiccough has the sound of cup. My advice is to give up!!! you should probably go to TheMetaPicture.com lolzandtrollz: Excellent English Pronunciation Poem
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Girls, Head, and Journey: oving events to rights, and maybe discover the conversation string affecting the world over time. Then we head to the beach to confront our truth about your mysterious past. Odyssey looks set to Origins, with a skew towards more some bold new directions. The people off cliffs, but with additions sandals of an outcast mercenary how characters behave around you, This could feel very similar to take the series insea warfare and 300-kicking larger fights will feature up to 300 characters in a battle, just like a famous movie. Amid the chaos we spot our target and enter some Origins-like combat, with dodges, parries, and strikes offering a tactical skirmish. We also see the Spartan-kick in action as Kassandra smashes her foe in the gut, sending him falling backwards. There's a neat parry move too, where she can disarm her enemy, flipping his shield skywards. setup sees you slip into the like dialogue choices that affect playing as either Alexios or Ubisoft is slowly adding more Kassandra - on a journey from complexity to its RPG-lite ideas. coun ar tactical scoundrel to Spartan warrior Ahead of you lays a whole lot of SOCRATIC QUESTIONING human history- Periods n collectibles, the entirety of Greece In the E3 demo we see much of what's new play out, first with Kassandra engaging in wordpla building a guild to set the world to with Socrates, our choices in the explore, and maybe an olive branch or two as you set about While on the surface it shares a lot with Origins, scratch deeper and this adventure has many features we've not seen before in Assassin's Creed - it could well be this generation's Black Flag. THIS ADVENTURE HAS MANY FEATURES WE'VE NOT SEEN BEFORE IN ASSASSIN'S CREED ion BEST SANDBOX E3 SHOWFLOOR VERDICT Assassin's Creed go next? Turns out Ubisoft is taking us to Ancient Alexios or Kassandra (your choice of gender doesn't affect the story), you get caught up in And if Origins' map was big, Odyssey's is bigger still, covering chunks of the mainland. Ubisoft promises hundred of quests' will be available, and there's certainly the space for them. There's evern scope for naval battles on the open seas. This sandbox is so big. you could well get lost in it. ASSASSIN'S CREED ODYSSEY Format PS4 ETA 5 0ct Pub Ubisoft Dev Ubisoft Montreal video-games-girls-play-to: all assassin’s creed odyssey pages scans (from the official playstation uk magazine august 2018)

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Community, Detroit, and Fucking: How a flawed criminal justice system put a pregnant Detroit activist behind bars by Tom Perkins April 02, 2018 at 10:37 AM comment <p><a href="http://lovelyardie.tumblr.com/post/173718002277/krungle-colionnoir-ra-who-is-pregnant" class="tumblr_blog">lovelyardie</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://krungle.tumblr.com/post/173692650832/colionnoir-ra-who-is-pregnant-sits-in" class="tumblr_blog">krungle</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://colionnoir.tumblr.com/post/173689971140/ra-who-is-pregnant-sits-in-prison-where-she" class="tumblr_blog">colionnoir</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Ra — who is pregnant — sits in prison, where she faces the prospect of giving birth to her second child in June. According to her attorneys, she’s there because she brandished a registered firearm to defend herself, her mother, and her 2-year-old daughter from an attack by a woman who repeatedly tried hitting them with a car.<br/> ______<br/> At the sentencing, Michigan’s mandatory sentencing laws for crimes committed with a gun stripped the judge of any discretion. That eliminated consideration for the incident’s circumstances, Ra’s clean record, her community work, and other factors that should weigh into a sentence. Ra’s attorneys stress that they don’t blame the judge — they fault the Michigan Legislature, which passed the minimum sentence law in 1977.<br/> ______<br/> Beyond that, attorneys say that the jury appeared hurried to wrap up the case before a snowstorm hit, made its decision while unaware of the two-year mandatory prison term, and arrived at a contradictory verdict.<br/> _____</p> <p>And at her sentencing, Ra spoke of the role she believes race played in the jury’s decision.<br/> ______<br/> “The prosecutor convinced the jury and judge that I lacked fear and that’s not true,” Ra said. “I was so afraid, especially for my toddler and mother. I don’t believe they could imagine a black woman being scared — only mad.”<br/> ____<br/> Link to the full story is in my profile section or go here: <a href="https://www.metrotimes.com/news-hits/archives/2018/04/02/how-a-flawed-criminal-justice-system-put-a-pregnant-detroit-activist-behind-bars">https://www.metrotimes.com/news-hits/archives/2018/04/02/how-a-flawed-criminal-justice-system-put-a-pregnant-detroit-activist-behind-bars</a></p> </blockquote> <p>Let me get this straight. A liberal activist uses an unloaded gun that she kept in her car’s glove-box to back off another woman that is committing vehicular assault against her, her mother and her daughter. Yet because the other person gets to the cops first, Ra is automatically charged with the felony assault.</p> <p>Now she is yelling ‘racism’ in a city that had black mayors for forty years and a majority black city council for 50 years and presently has a black police chief. Yet she was charged and convicted under the laws these very liberal black people set into place and the lack of any mention of the jury make-up (and considering Detroit’s racial demographics of over 70% black) I seriously doubt the jury was loaded up with white people.</p> <p>But she condemns the NRA for being silent when she stored a gun in her car’s glove-box while a 2 yo played in the car showing a lack of common sense in gun ownership. But, no, it isn’t her poor gun handling/storing, it is the NRA is racist. But then the NRA didn’t defend me either when I defended myself in my own home against a mentally ill sibling who forced their way into my house and beat me with a pipe, and the reason the told me why is because I was not a card-carrying member.</p> <p style="">Seems to me this liberal activist got exactly what she had voted for.</p> <p>Stop yelling “racist!” and start voting conservative.<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>I honestly think when your sibling beat you with the pipe, they beat the only 2 of your fucking IQ points out of your piece of shit brain because you honestly tried to conflate being a young black woman exercising both her first amendment and second amendment rights with being a criminal and tried to justify her unlawful imprisonment. Lets not even mention how you willfully ignored how they are neglecting to provide her INNOCENT, UNBORN CHILD with proper prenatal care, especially since she is a high risk pregnancy. But i guess you really don’t give two shits about that, right? You have no idea who she voted for, but I guess you really never learned the difference between inferring based on your own dumbass biases and actually confirming your findings. So do us all a favor and go back to huffing some car exhaust, would ya?</p></blockquote>
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Anaconda, Cute, and God: tripropellant i'm 100% not joking when i say that my gut reaction to this image is "this is a being of incredible power". i know that totally sounds like a joke i would make but i'm legitimately scared and impressed by and in awe at this thing tripropellant i have just been informed that this creature's name is ZHDUN, which sounds like the name of an ancient and long-forgotten deity and sounds exactly like what this thing's name would be mostdecoratedarsoninvestigator Zhdun loosely translates to "to wait". He waits tripropellant it's supposed to be a cute sculpture based on the idea of someone waiting for news at a hospital but i much prefer to think of it as a manifestation of the unfathomably powerful will of some kind of slumbering chthonic entity tripropellant a lot of people seem to be reblogging this post with zero commentary other than tagging it as #zhdun. i just want to inform everyone that every time you repeat his name like that you bring us one step closer to the moment when he gets out of that chair and begins to systematically inhale the entire physical universe vrabia the world could really do with an ancient benevolent god of hospital hallways whenever it appears there's always an empty seat next to it and you can sit there for as long as you need. it's there for you when you're sick and in pain and waiting for a verdict, when you're overwhelmed with anxiety or when you've been waiting for seven hours for news of how a loved one's life-saving surgery went. a kindly, quiet grey blob who waits with you in that suspended state of uncertainty. it's very old and very powerful and knows that hospitals are places of healing and hope only when studied superficially. at the core they are places of fear. a million terrors, great and small, seeping into the walls. so zhdun waits with you #stories #ngl i made myself sad a bit, mostly bc i could really use zhdun waiting with me sometimes #look at it it's so sweet and benevolent and not at all intimidating #it wouldn't judge you if you sat next to it and you cried An old god for the modern world

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Apparently, Arguing, and Definitely: rgfellows: rgfellows: kanyewestboro: calanoida: Susanna and the Elders, Restored (Left) Susanna and the Elders, Restored with X-ray (Right) Kathleen Gilje, 1998 wow Oooh my gosh this is rad. This is so rad. For those who don’t know about this painting, the artist was the Baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi. Gentileschi was a female painter in a time when it was very largely unheard of for a woman to be an artist. She managed to get the opportunity for training and eventual employment because her father, Orazio, was already a well established master painter who was very adamant that she get artistic training. He apparently saw a high degree of skill in some artwork she did as a hobby in childhood. He was very supportive of her and encouraged her to resist the “traditional attitude and psychological submission to brainwashing and the jealousy of her obvious talents.”   Gentileschi became extremely well known in her time for painting female figures from the Bible and their suffering. For example, the one seen above depicts the story from the Book of Daniel. Susanna is bathing in her garden when two elders began to spy on her in the nude. As she finishes they stop her and tell her that they will tell everyone that they saw her have an affair with a young man (she’s married so this is an offense punishable by death) unless she has sex with them. She refuses, they tell their tale, and she is going to be put to death when the protagonist of the book (Daniel) stops them. So that painting above? That was her first major painting. She was SEVENTEEN-YEARS-OLD. For context, here is a painting of the same story by Alessandro Allori made just four years earlier in 1606:  Wowwwww. That does not look like a woman being threatened with a choice between death or rape. So imagine 17 year old Artemisia trying to approach painting the scene of a woman being assaulted. And she paints what is seen in the x-ray above. A woman in horrifying, grotesque anguish with what appears to be a knife poised in her clenched hand. Damn that shit is real. Who wants to guess that she was advised by, perhaps her father or others, to tone it down. Women can’t look that grotesque. Sexual assault can’t be depicted as that horrifying. And women definitely can’t be seen as having the potential to fight back. Certainly not in artwork. Women need to be soft. They need to wilt from their captors but still look pretty and be a damsel in distress. So she changed it.  What’s interesting to note is that she eventually painted and stuck with some of her own, less traditional depictions of women. However, that is more interesting with some context.   (Warning for reference to rape, torture, and images of paintings which show violence and blood.) So, Gentileschi’s story continues in the very next year, 1611, when her father hires Agostino Tassi, an artist, to privately tutor her. It was in this time when Tassi raped her. He then proceeded to promise that he would marry her. He pointed out that if it got out that she had lost her virginity to a man she wasn’t going to marry then it would ruin her. Using this, he emotionally manipulated her into continuing a sexual relationship with him. However, he then proceeded to marry someone else. Horrified at this turn of events she went to her father. Orazio was having none of this shit and took Tassi to court. At that time, rape wasn’t technically an offense to warrant a trial, but the fact that he had taken her virginity (and therefore technically “damaged Orazio’s property”. ugh.) meant that the trial went along. It lasted for 7 months. During this time, to prove the truth of her words, Artemisia was given invasive gynecological examinations and was even questioned while being subjected to torture via thumb screws. It was also discovered during the trial that Tassi was planning to kill his current wife, have an affair with her sister, and steal a number of Orazio’s paintings. Tassi was found guilty and was given a prison sentence of…. ONE. YEAR……. Which he never even served because the verdict was annulled. During this time and a bit after (1611-1612), Artemisia painted her most famous work of Judith Slaying Holofernes. This bible story involved Holofernes, an Assyrian general, leading troops to invade and destroy Bethulia, the home of Judith. Judith decides to deal with this issue by coming to him, flirting with him to get his guard down, and then plying him with food and lots of wine. When he passed out, Judith and her handmaiden took his sword and cut his head off. Issue averted. The subject was a very popular one for art at the time. Here is a version of the scene painted in 1598-99 by Carivaggio, whom was a great stylistic influence on Artemisia: This depiction is a pretty good example of how this scene was typically depicted. Artists usually went out of their way to show Judith committing the act (or having committed it) while trying to detach her from the actual violence of it. In this way, they could avoid her losing the morality of her character and also avoid showing a woman committing such aggression. So here we see a young, rather delicate looking Judith in a pure white dress. She is daintily holding down this massive man and looks rather disgusted and upset at having to do this. Now, here is Artemisia’s: Damn. Thats a whole different scene. Here Holofernes looks less like he’s simply surprised by the goings ons and more like a man choking on his own blood and struggling fruitlessly against his captors. The blood here is less of a bright red than in Carrivaggio’s but is somehow more sickening. It feels more real, and gushes in a much less stylized way than Carrivaggio’s. Not to mention, Judith here is far from removed from the violence. She is putting her physical weight into this act. Her hands (much stronger looking than most depictions of women’s hands in early artwork) are working hard. Her face, as well, is completely different. She doesn’t look upset, necessarily, but more determined.  It’s also worth note that the handmaiden is now involved in the action. It’s worth note because, during her rape trial, Artemisia stated that she had cried for help during the initial rape. Specifically she had called for Tassi’s female tenant in the building, Tuzia. Tuzia not only ignored her cries for help, but she also denied the whole happening. Tuzia had been a friend of Artemisia’s and in fact was one of her only female friends. Artemisia felt extremely betrayed, but rather than turning her against her own gender, this event instilled in her the deep importance of female relationships and solidarity among women. This can be seen in some of her artwork, and I believe in the one above, as well, with the inclusion of the handmaiden in the act. So, I just added a million words worth of information dump on a post when no one asked me, but there we go. I could talk for ages about Artemisia as a person and her depictions of women (even beyond what I wrote above. Don’t get me started on her depictions of female nudes in comparison to how male artists painted nude women at the time.)  To sum up: Artemisia Gentileschi is rad as hell. This x-ray is also rad as hell and makes her even radder. I love art history. I’m reblogging this again to add something that I also think is important to know about Artemisia Gentileschi.Back in her time and through even to TODAY, there are people who argue that her artworks were greatly aided by her father…. As in he either helped her paint them or just straight up painted them himself. Hell, there are a number of works only recently (past several years or so) that have been officially attributed to Artemisia because people originally saw the signature with “Gentileschi” in it and automatically attributed it to Orazio.So, not only was Artemisia Gentileschi an amazing artist and amazing historical figure, but I don’t want it to be ignored that there are people over 400 years later who still won’t give her the credit she deserves, just because she’s a woman and obviously women can’t paint like she did.
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Memes, California, and Live: We drove the new Kia Stinger GT in California this week! Our full verdict is now live on carthrottle.com 👊 kia stingergt teamct roadtest v6

We drove the new Kia Stinger GT in California this week! Our full verdict is now live on carthrottle.com 👊 kia stingergt teamct roadtest v6

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Friday, Head, and Life: Man Found Guilty in Death of Gender- Fluid Teen He Thought Was Biologically Female @balleralert Man Found Guilty in Death of Gender-Fluid Teen He Thought Was Biologically Female - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Friday, 90 minutes was all a jury needed to give 23-year-old JorgeSandersGalvez’s guilty verdict in the murder of KedarieJohnson, a gender-fluid teenager. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sanders-Galvez and his friend, Jaron Purham, were found guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of Johnson, who was found dead in an alley with two gunshots in his chest on March 2, 2016. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sanders-Galvez and Purham gagged Johnson, covered his head in a bag and drenched his body with bleach. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sanders-Galvez and Purham met Johnson in a Hy-Vee and were under the impression that Johnson was biologically female. At the time, Johnson was wearing leggings, hair extensions with a pink head band. The two decided they wanted to take the teen back to a local but popular meeting spot for sex. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Prosecutors say when the duo discovered Johnson wasn't biologically female they stuffed a plastic bag down his throat, covered his mouth with a ripped T- shirt, went to an alley and killed him. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The trial lasted only nine days with two days of jury selection. The jury consisted of eleven Caucasians and one African-American person. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sanders-Galvez will be officially sentenced to mandatory life in prison on Dec. 18 without any possibility of parole. Purham will be tried separately and also charged with first-degree murder.

Man Found Guilty in Death of Gender-Fluid Teen He Thought Was Biologically Female - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Frida...

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Crime, The Game, and Tumblr: 2damnfeisty: Crime: Killing the game. Verdict: Guilty as charged.

2damnfeisty: Crime: Killing the game. Verdict: Guilty as charged.

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