Cochem - Rhineland-Palatinate - Germany (von Bill Lindsay)
Cristo Redentor - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil (von c4lin)
If you don’t understand why people don’t like the big bang theory, once in an episode the cast was at a comic store browsing and a woman walked in, and one of the leads said “Is she lost?” and that was the joke.
A dialect coach, Andrew Jack, gives a tour of the accents of the British Isles.
This is a really neat example of various British accents, especially since they’re all done by the same person so you can really concentrate on the accent features. To my Canadian ears, it sounded pretty accurate, and I’d assume the BBC would know what they’re doing, but I’d be interested to hear from anyone with one of these accents for how well you think it’s done.
Another, broader example is Amy Walker’s 21 Accents video, although as a Canadian I do have to point out that her Canadian accent is representative of only a very particular subset of Canadians.
Venice - Italy (von blame_the_monkey)
Death Valley National Park - California - USA (von Oilfighter)
Sometimes I drink too much vodka or eat 3 servings of macaroni and cheese in one sitting, but by far the most unhealthy habit I have is comparing myself to others.
This is one of my favorite things I’ve ever read on tumblr
Julia Serano, Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity (“Putting the Feminine Back into Feminism,” pg 329)