even if it was true (which it’s not) how the fuck is autism worse than polio, rubella, and diptheria
Just so you know, Andrew Wakefield, the author of the 1998 paper which linked vaccination to autism, was found to have several undeclared conflicts of interest with regard to the research, and was found to have manipulated the data to get the result he wanted. The paper was officially retracted in 2010, and his professional misconduct was so great that he was struck from the medical register. He is no longer allowed to practice as a doctor.
No other study has been able to find a meaningful correlation between autism and vaccination.
If you are not vaccinated, you may not get sick yourself. But you can pass on deadly diseases to children too young to be vaccinated, or to people with immunosuppressed conditions (like those undergoing chemotherapy or those with a recent organ transplant), or to those who could not be vaccinated due to allergies. I myself never completed the whooping cough vaccination because I was allergic to it.
And yeah brosevelt, quite frankly, I would prefer an autistic child to a dead one.
I’m actually not convinced that doge is a more difficult syntax, actually; I think the opposite is true, at least from a purely grammatical/syntactical perspective. I’d be glad to hear from an actual linguist, since it’s not my official field, but this is my impression.
Doge possesses no verbs, even after the markers (here, the intensifiers) are introduced. LOLcat, on the other hand, has at least four different identifiable verb forms; it has the copula, the present tense, the progressive, and a simplified past tense in which all endings are resolved to -ed (e.g. “i made you a cookie but i eated it”)*.
(*—I’m aware that I’m mixing tense and aspect here, which is why I use “forms” and not either tense or aspect, as my aim is to show the variety of functions the verb can appear in within a LOLcat expression.)
On the other hand, LOLcat tends to not take compounds, be they compound nouns, adjective-noun pairs, or even non-compounded noun abstractions (i.e. in the LOLphilosophers meme, you would be more likely to see “im in ur base, challenging ur superstructure” than “im in ur episteme, exposin the prduction of scientifik knowlidg”). (Both dialects seem to eschew prepositional phrases equally so that’s a draw.)
Basically—doge seems to have a simpler, or at least more regimented, grammatical structure than LOLcat, which in turn seems to allow it to explore more complex philosophical ideas annnnnnd I’ll just show myself out.
Mary Morstan is a character - feel free to hate her all that you want; however, Amanda Abbington is a person, and does not deserve the hate that she’s been receiving. You are sending death threats to an actress that was hired to play a character. The actress has literally nothing to do with the character, besides the fact that they share a face and voice. She is Martin’s partner and we all adore the both of them, and I wouldn’t put it past Martin to consider dropping Sherlock - which he is choosing to be a part of - because his partner is being harassed by the fans of the show.
We love Martin, and we love how he portrays John, we love his and Benedict’s dynamic, and Amanda has always been extremely supportive of the fandom and our completely odd shenanigans, so don’t go chasing after her with pitchforks and torches just because she’s playing a character that is the love interest of one half of our duo.
She’s a real human being, not a fictional one. Just stop.