why do people say “don’t be a pussy” when talking about weakness more like “don’t be a man’s ego” because you know there isn’t nothing more fragile than that
because “pussy” is the shortened form of the word “pusillanimous”, which means “timid, cowardly”
and not the slang word for the female genital region?
literally no one else knows this. nobody.
Wikipedia suggests otherwise:
It has been informally suggested in folk etymology that it is a shortened form of the word “pusillanimous”, which comes from Latin words meaning “tiny spirit” and is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “showing a lack of courage or determination” or cowardly. Though this meaning would seem to be consistent with the intention of the word “pussy” when used as an insult toward a man, it is a false cognate unrelated to the Germanic derivations of puss and pussy.
The meaning “weak or cowardly person” has a separate etymology. Websters 1913 Revised Unabridged Dictionary lists this version of pussy as an alternate spelling of “pursy”, an otherwise obsolete English word meaning “fat and short-breathed; fat, short, and thick; swelled with pampering …” The interpretation is often misconstrued, as it contains multiple meanings which some consider derogatory. In fact, when pussy appears in the earlier 1828 edition of the dictionary, this definition is presented for the word, while the older pursy is simply offered as a “corrupt orthography”.
(Source: littlemixens, via movingonward)
butnotinlove replied to your photo “Today’s outfit, courtesy of H&M (x, x and x)”
this literally looks like it was taken for a fashion magazine, gotdamn
It’s all very professional:
But seriously, thanks. It means a lot.
So I have a few teenage followers that occasionally post stuff worrying about how their grades and decisions that they make now are permanent and dictate the rest of their lives. A bunch of my college followers are having to make decisions now and express worry about being stuck forever in the wrong path. I just wanted to share a short story about that.
I was at a meetup for geeks a few months ago with everyone in their late 20s, 30s and probably a few folks in their early 40s. People who aren’t yet “over the hill.” There were about 15-20 of us in the room. At one point a question was proposed, “How many of you are doing what you studied in college?”
I was the only one who raised my hand. This was 6 months after graduating.
Most people in the room were satisfied with their current job.
I’m trying this new thing where I do a few surya namaskars in the morning before work. My shoulders and neck and everything get so stiff working at a computer all day and a friend mentioned that she does yoga each morning to help.
I cannot believe how fucked up my body is, I seriously cannot stretch anything without it hurting. Here’s hoping like a month of pain will bring me to a better place.