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)
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Firefly Rewatch: 1.08 (Out of Gas) - Small crew, them as feel the need to be free

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Leverage Meme: 1/2 OTPs: Parker and Hardison

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Female Garrett Cosplay by Lyz Brickley
Photography By Darshelle Stevens


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Remember that time Cas started stripping and Dean forgot how to English. That was a good day.

Which time?

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Heaven and Hell, two warring realms that clash in everything else, in beliefs and principles, in methods and goals, both agree on one thing.

Make a guess.

 ”You know what? When angels and demons agree on something, call me nuts, I pay attention.”  - Sam Winchester

There will be a day when I do not reblog this, but IT IS NOT THIS DAY


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Women of the Marvel Universe

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In one of my film classes last semester we had to tell a story in 3 pictures for a mini assignment so my friend and I did this

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Commentary track:

JR: And also, this is an informal rule, is, y’know, and we’ll probably wind up breaking it eventually but, I have a real bug up my ass about female characters being in danger. Like hostage. And it’s kind of the rule we don’t give up.

CD: Is it just female? I thought it was in general.

JR: No, very specific. If our women get kidnapped, they either rescue themselves or they kick ass on the way out of the rescue. If you see, every time our girls get grabbed there’s a punch thrown or- No, I- I hate that crap.

John Rogers, Chris Downey

Yet another reason I love this show. They treat their ladies with respect.

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