A NYC grad student working on food stamps for her thesis has released a free cookbook for those living on $4/day.



oooooh this is so nice!

I believe it’s important to eat well, even when you’re strapped for cash. It’s good for your health and energy! This cookbook is full of delicious and healthy recipes, the ingredients of which are fairly inexpensive.


Boost so hard. Feeding yourself well is a challenge when you”ve got little income

I forgot to tell u guys that I was drunk like the whole day Saturday and we invited the construction workers that were working next door to drink pbr on the porch and they speak very poor English and we speak very poor Spanish so it was this embarrassing exchange of minced language, incorrect tenses, and “qué?” and it WAS fun though challenging and awkward, then I gave one of them my phone number, I guess???? because drunk aria was like “this is fun and weird and I want to do it again tomorrow!” and then he called me yesterday when I was sober and was like “hola mamacita, remember me?” and I was like I HAVE TO GO and I feel guilty and weird. I mean, I was out, but also I feel not good about hanging out with a dude when we don’t have a common language cause it would be really difficult to gauge how safe I was/if he was trying to get me to fuck him. so, now I have to see them every day working outside my house and I don’t even remember half of what transpired while we were drinking with them ahhhh well :)))))

So a friend of mine is being very badly physically abused by her boyfriend and like a lot of people know and no one is…..doing anything about it. It’s like, I and none of my girl friends can do anything because if he gets wind that we know he will just beat her for telling us, and she doesn’t have a car and lives with him, and refuses to come stay with me because he told her she’s not allowed and she’s scared of him. but a lot of dudes are like “yeah I would kick his ass but I don’t want to do anything until I personally witness him abusing her” …but like….he’s not gonna do that. He’s not going to escalate it to that point because he KNOWS THAT ABOUT YALL, he knows where to toe the line. We just really need people to step up and be willing to defend her/us from him if we were to take her away from his house. Because it will come to blows. People have seen him spin kick a girl at a party for calling his ex girlfriend a name, and he admitted to it! He is a danger to everyone involved but no one is willing to take a stand because they don’t want to be involved in “drama” and I am so fucking disgusted and angry and frustrated and there’s nothing I can do on my own without putting her in more danger. I can’t believe this fucking situation, honestly.


Anonymous asked:

why do black people use you in the wrong context? such is "you ugly" instead of "you're ugly" I know u guys can differentiate, it's a nuisance

prettyboyshyflizzy answered:

you a bitch




It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.

So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.

I also seriously hate that people people think AAVE, or even other dialects with similar grammar/linguistic rules and patterns, are slang.

AAVE IS NOT SLANG, IT IS A DIALECT. It follows a set of rules, grammar, syntax, etc that other dialects within a language fucking follows.