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You. It’s always you. John Watson, you keep me right.
-“But, for the record, over the last few years there are two people who have done that…and the other one is…”
-“You have missed this. Admit it. The thrill of the chase. The blood pumping through your veins. Just the two of us agains the rest of the world.”
No, but please cease and desist saying “Serbo-Croatian” when you mean Croatian, Bosnian, Serbian or Montenegrin.
Serbo-Croatian was a thing that existed when Yugoslavia (SFRJ) existed. People sat down at the Vienna Literary Agreement in 1850. and agreed to use a language with a South Slavic root, Shtokavian dialect (with the ‘ije’ pronunciations called “Ijekavica” and “e” pronunciations called “ekavica”.) and settled for the writing system to be either Gaj’s latin alphabet or Serbian Cyrillic (the schools taught both).
Since Yugoslavia ended in fire and the people of this cozy little part of the Balkan peninsula have shot at each other for years only to now end up in a so called peace that could be broken if someone sneezed at an inopportune moment - I dare say if you told one of us “Oh, you speak such lovely Serbo-Croatian” you’d, at best, get yelled at.
I know they sound similar to an outsider, but to us there is a chasm between “bijelo”, “belo” and “bjelo”, and I won’t go into syntax and grammar - or even the fact that a Croat from Istra would certainly not understand a word a Bosnian from Tuzla is saying and vice versa - for I feel I’ve ranted enough.
Thank you for your time.
My Realistic Pokemon series Season 2 thus far. Who will be next?
Sherlock episodes and their writers: a reminder of who we should be attributing which feels/tears/anger to (updated version of this post, now with series 3!).
Happy birthday, Harry Potter!
To celebrate Harry’s birthday (and my undying love for the series), I made my own covers! I created patterns (Thanks for the inspiration Scandinavia!) using a significant object from each book. I used those in the movies as reference and digitally painted them. You can view the whole project here! :)
(It’s already July 31 here in the Philippines. Haha.)