My obsessions and I.


Here are three elements we often see in town names:

If a town ends in “-by”, it was originally a farmstead or a small village where some of the Viking invaders settled. The first part of the name sometimes referred to the person who owned the farm - Grimsby was “Grim’s village”. Derby was “a village where deer were found”. The word “by” still means “town” in Danish.

If a town ends in “-ing”, it tells us about the people who lived there. Reading means “The people of Reada”, in other words “Reada’s family or tribe”. We don’t know who Reada was, but his name means “red one”, so he probably had red hair.

If a town ends in “-caster” or “-chester”, it was originally a Roman fort or town. The word comes from a Latin words “castra”, meaning a camp or fortification. The first part of the name is usually the name of the locality where the fort was built. So Lancaster, for example, is “the Roman fort on the River Lune”.

 —A Little Book of Language by David Crystal, page 173. (via linguaphilioist)

(via sherlockholmeson)







modcloth:

Summer can’t come soon enough. 

modcloth:

Summer can’t come soon enough. 



fluffyplant:

invisiblesbians:

4gifs:

The floor is lava. [vid]

This is one of the best gifs

omfg I’ve only ever seen the end part of this gif this is amazing

fluffyplant:

invisiblesbians:

4gifs:

The floor is lava. [vid]

This is one of the best gifs

omfg I’ve only ever seen the end part of this gif this is amazing

(via takenbyabook)











faultinourstarsmovie:

Ed Sheeran’s been busy bottling “All of the Stars” for his new song on the #TFIOS soundtrack and we’re okay with it. Okay? #TFIOSmusic

faultinourstarsmovie:

Ed Sheeran’s been busy bottling “All of the Stars” for his new song on the #TFIOS soundtrack and we’re okay with it. Okay? #TFIOSmusic



emininak:

EXPECTO PATRONUM!
Q: How can you cut up Harry Potter, you monster, you piece of slime…
A: I wanted to make an illustration of something I loved, plus the world has no shortage of these books. 

emininak:

EXPECTO PATRONUM!

Q: How can you cut up Harry Potter, you monster, you piece of slime…

A: I wanted to make an illustration of something I loved, plus the world has no shortage of these books. 

(via takenbyabook)



johhnwattson:

221 Bee Baker Street (X)

johhnwattson:

221 Bee Baker Street (X)

(via gingerbbatch)



molebucks:

the first episode of the season is always awkward bc of the way they namedrop and stuff for new people or to remind people. like when you talk to your dad are you like “i, jaime of house lannister, the one they call kingslayer, who lost his hand also our symbol is the lion and we are rich and the king”

(via effyeahbookworm)



jack-whites-guitar:

andthenisay:

sallymurphy:

don’t you hate it when you’re reading a chapter and then it’s coming to its climax and omg what’s gonna happen, then woops, your eyes dart to the last line and you spoil yourself and hate yourself for it

this is why, in particularly intense reading situations, i physically put my hand over the bottom of the page so i can’t accidentally spoil myself.

i take this shit seriously.

I AM NOT ALONE IN THIS WORLD

(via decorate-with-books)