there is a video too.
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I'm Julia, 21, from Germany. This is my blog, so, um... Hi!
Currently obsessing over:Hannibal (TV series & books)
Things that I like: TV shows [Doctor Who, Supernatural, Hannibal, Gilmore Girls, Psych, 30 Rock, True Blood, Bad Education, The IT Crowd, Father Ted, Black Books, Sherlock, Criminal Minds, Miranda...], movies [Thor, The Avengers, The Hobbit, Brave, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World...], books, comedy, art, photography, music, writing letters, beards, food.
People that I like: Tim Minchin, Chris Hemsworth, Jon Richardson, Richard Armitage, Richard Ayoade, Simon Amstell, John Finnemore, Charlie Brooker, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hiddleston
These awesome photos, in which rolling waves appear to be both perfectly frozen in time and miraculously made solid, are the work of French photographer Pierre Carreau.
Carreau “shoots waves with a variety of high speed cameras using various macro and wide angle lenses, capturing water shapes that appear more sculptural than liquid.”
(via pistaciavera)Source: archiemcphee
However it originated, though, the usage of “because-noun” (and of “because-adjective” and “because-gerund”) is one of those distinctly of-the-Internet, by-the-Internet movements of language. It conveys focus (linguist Gretchen McCulloch: “It means something like ‘I’m so busy being totally absorbed by X that I don’t need to explain further, and you should know about this because it’s a completely valid incredibly important thing to be doing’”). It conveys brevity (Carey: “It has a snappy, jocular feel, with a syntactic jolt that allows long explanations to be forgone” “It has a snappy, jocular feel, with a syntactic jolt that allows long explanations to be forgone”).
But it also conveys a certain universality. When I say, for example, “The talks broke down because politics,” I’m not just describing a circumstance. I’m also describing a category. I’m making grand and yet ironized claims, announcing a situation and commenting on that situation at the same time. I’m offering an explanation and rolling my eyes — and I’m able to do it with one little word. Because variety. Because Internet. Because language.
Reblogging. Because linguistics.
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