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"The English “please” is short for “if you please,” “if it pleases you to do this” — it is the same in most European languages (French s’il vous plait, Spanish por favor). Its literal meaning is “you are under no obligation to do this.” “Hand me the salt. Not that I am saying that you have to!” This is not true; there is a social obligation, and it would be almost impossible not to comply. But etiquette largely consists of the exchange of polite fictions (to use less polite language, lies). When you ask someone to pass the salt, you are also giving them an order; by attaching the word “please,” you are saying that it is not an order. But, in fact, it is.

In English, “thank you” derives from “think;” it originally meant, “I will remember what you did for me” — which is usually not true either — but in other languages (the Portuguese obrigado is a good example) the standard term follows the form of the English “much obliged” — it actually does means “I am in your debt.” The French merci is even more graphic: it derives from “mercy,” as in begging for mercy; by saying it you are symbolically placing yourself in your benefactor’s power — since a debtor is, after all, a criminal. Saying “you’re welcome,” or “it’s nothing” (French de rien, Spanish de nada) — the latter has at least the advantage of often being literally true — is a way of reassuring the one to whom one has passed the salt that you are not actually inscribing a debit in your imaginary moral account book. So is saying “my pleasure” — you are saying, “No, actually, it’s a credit, not a debit — you did me a favor because in asking me to pass the salt, you gave me the opportunity to do something I found rewarding in itself!” …"
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nevver:

Couple restores abandoned French Chateau, starts a blog

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— 2 weeks ago with 8723 notes

rachgeller:

get to know me meme - [2/5] favorite celebrities: mindy kaling

“I always get asked, ‘Where do you get your confidence?’ I think people are well meaning, but it’s pretty insulting. Because what it means to me is, ‘You, Mindy Kaling, have all the trappings of a very marginalized person. You’re not skinny, you’re not white, you’re a woman. Why on earth would you feel like you’re worth anything?’”

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— 3 weeks ago with 1767 notes

mcr-monroe:

lets-andsaywedidnt:

shwagerr:

smooth as fuck 

dat wink.

You can’t not smile at this

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repmet:

Tom Branson’s undershirt appreciation post.

— 1 month ago with 278 notes

kevinallenblog:

findingschmomo:

browncoat-named-cauthon:

excitabletortoise:

god bless america

I hope this the last remaining photos of our presidents

Is no one going to talk about Ronald McDonald fighting in Clinton’s background.

I hate to say that Teddy Roosevelt’s picture is probably one of his less epic moments. That guy was a boss.

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— 1 month ago with 213035 notes

imldris:

Historical valentines ?

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— 2 months ago with 52394 notes