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Definition:

  1. Adj, lacking moral character
  2. Adj, inferior

Origin: Old French,

Comes from the word “bas”, meaning lowly or mean. This word came from the Late Latin “bassus,” used to mean”low in stature or position.”

tracksoot:

'Sista Girls' by Bindi Cole

The term ‘Sistagirl’ is used to describe a transgender person in Tiwi Island culture. Traditionally, the term was ‘Yimpininni’.  The very existence of the word provides some indication of the inclusive attitudes historically extended towards Aboriginal sexual minorities. Colonisation not only wiped out many indigenous people, it also had an impact on Aboriginal culture and understanding of sexual and gender expression. As Catholicism took hold and many traditions were lost, this term became a thing of the past. Yimpininni were once held in high regard as the nurturers within the family unit and tribe much like the Faafafine from Samoa. As the usage of the term vanished, tribes’ attitudes toward queer indigenous people began to resemble that of the western world and religious right. Even today many Sistergirls are excluded from their own tribes and suffer at the hands of others.

Within a population of around 2500, there are approximately 50 ‘Sistagirls’ living on the Tiwi Islands. This community contains a complex range of dynamics including a hierarchy (a queen Sistergirl), politics, and a significant history of pride and shame. The Sistagirls are isolated yet thriving, unexplored territory with a beauty, strength and diversity to inspire and challenge.

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meandthedevilblues:

holdyourlangue:

the secret to finding a partner has been unlocked

Is 4 enough or…..

Why stop at four? Learn all the languages.

meandthedevilblues:

holdyourlangue:

the secret to finding a partner has been unlocked

Is 4 enough or…..

Why stop at four? Learn all the languages.

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science-of-noise:

tastefullyoffensive:

International Eating Sounds [chapmangamo]

Previously: International Kissing Sounds

Could “nom nom nom” be a linguistic near-universal?

Isn’t “nom” more common in English these days?

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World Cup 2014 + fans

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Definition:

  1. Noun, a trip, usually off the main course/path
  2. Verb, to set out on a trip/journey

Pronunciation: sah-lee

Origin: Old French

First usage of the word sally in this way was in the 16th century. The word originates from the Old French “saillie” which means to rush forward or attack. That word originates from the Latin salio, salire - to leap.

Some lyrical mastery with a side of insults.

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