mokumdude:

marlene dietrich by milton greene

mokumdude:

marlene dietrich by milton greene

i’m afraid my city may become the part of russia sooner or later

also, there’s a war going on just next to my region

"

Imagine you’re in a cafe and someone asks you whether you want a coffee. In English, the conversation might go like this:

"Do you want a coffee?"
“Thank you.”

And a few minutes later you’d have a coffee in front of you. But if you said this is French, the result would be very different:

"Voulez-vous un café?"
“Merci.”

No coffee would arrive. Because ‘merci’ on its own like that means “thanks but no thanks”. You’re refusing. If you want to say “yes”, you would have to say “yes” (“oui”) or “please” (“s’il vous plaît”) or “yes thanks” (“oui merci”) or the like.

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— A Little Book of Language by David Crystal, page 123. (via linguaphilioist)
"I like to remember things my own way. How I remembered them, not necessarily the way they happened."
David LynchLost Highway. (via razramli)
humansofnewyork:

"Why do you have a sword?""Because I’m a knight."

humansofnewyork:

"Why do you have a sword?"
"Because I’m a knight."