me:*explaining various sexual orientations to a classmate*
classmate:wait, what's polyamory?
me:well, it's when someone has more than one intimate relationship at a time with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved.
professor:*overhears from front of class*
professor:that is d i s g u s t i n g
me:*defensively* um, actually, no it's--
professor:how DARE they put a greek prefix on a latin root like that?! What right do they have to decimate my beautiful antiquated languages?!?! GREEK AND LATIN DO NOT FRATERNIZE THIS IS LIKE THAT STUPID ROMANTIC SUBPLOT BETWEEN THAT DWARF AND THAT ELF IN THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG NO NO NO NO NO NO!!!
imagine if china, while they’re up on the moon, decides to knock down the US flag or whatever just to say ‘screw you’ and its like, what are we gonna do? spend a couple million just to fly some craft up to the moon and re-erect the flag? the whole scenario would be petty and that’s hilarious
i have lived in america my entire life and i am 100% sure we would do exactly that
Except the new flag would be in the middle of a mine field. ‘Merica
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