No one verbs like Gaston,
Adverb verbs like Gaston,
No one verbs with the adjective noun like Gaston.


(submitted by ohursocute)


-source: Sinosplice 

modal verbs (and their overlaps) expressing can/able to/permitted in Chinese explored via Euler Diagram on Sinosplice.com. 

A = ability in the sense of “know how to” (“” is more common than ““)

B = permission/request (use “” or “可以“)

C = possibility (use “” or “可以“)

D = permission not granted (use “不可以“)

E = impossibility (use “不能“)

Joke of the day.




An Englishman, a Frenchman, a Spaniard and a German are all standing watching a street performer do some excellent juggling. The juggler notices that the four gentlemen have a very poor view, so he stands up on a large wooden box and calls out, “Can you all see me now?”



Took me about ten minutes to finally understand this

stupidest/most awesome joke ever


i actually feed on intelligence

i love it when people know a lot about a lot of things

about music, films, religion, beliefs, history

i love listening to peoples opinions 

i love big words

i want to suck in all these smart things like a sponge

Thank you!


There are a lot of possibilities to say “thanks” in German. These are the most common ones:

  • Danke! = Thanks!
  • Vielen Dank*! ~ Thanks a lot!
  • Danke schön!
  • Danke sehr! ~ Thank you very much. 

* There’s no E in the end in this case! Just mentioning this because it’s a common mistake.

Possible answers:

  • Bitte schön. / Bitte. / Bitte sehr. ~ You are welcome.
  • Gern geschehen. ~ My pleasure.
  • Kein Problem. / Keine Ursache. ~ No problem.  
  • Kein Ding. (very colloquial!) ~ No sweat.
  • Nichts zu danken. ~ Not at all. / It was nothing.
You missed “shade” and “I can’t even”

Oh yeah! I taught her those too, but I forgot to write them down. There’s probably more that I briefly mentioned that neither of us remember. 

I’m ruining my friend’s English. Since she’s been here my friends and I have taught her:

  • thirsty
  • salty
  • why you do me/it/yourself/them/us like that
  • no chill 
  • sugar daddy
  • doin’ too much
  • turn up

~Welcome to America~


Visa Requirements for Americans

Pray for South Korea


If you hadn’t heard yet, a ferry in South Korea caring around 459 people (325 of which are high school students) capsized, taking with it many of its passengers. So far around 300 are unaccounted for, and at least 7 people are proclaimed dead. (You can read more about the tragedy here) Please keep this horrible tragedy in your prayers and hope they can save more lives.