we were on a lovely countryside walk and spotted a pair of pants nailed to a tree. upon closer inspection,
@bryn this is gonna make me cry
@toilet in a good way i hope......
@bryn very good
@bryn the implications here are absolutely terrifying
@evan i cannot figure out what this means but it's horrifying whatever way you look at it
@bryn wow do you live in Mastodon?
@Shrigglepuss mastodonia, yeah
@bryn those are junderwear
@WrithingSouth i don't have cool emoji... you win this time
@bryn *rides off on my Jorts Horse with my junderwear sticking out of the back of my pants*
@bryn this is better than the spooky bath i found a few weeks ago, dammit
@pip wait can i see this spooky bath omg
@bryn found this little house in a wood and this was what was inside !!
@pip what the hell!! i want to go there!
@bryn i tried to find what it was on google to no avail ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
@pip that's super weird but maybe it's cooler that way??
@bryn i can't tell if this is cursed or blessed
@pupper definitely jursed
@bryn jree (jants tree)
@bryn I can't keep gay which of my mufos are American and which aren't but I'm really glad we have the word 'pants' for a shibboleth
@byttyrs *frantically googling "define shibboleth"* uh huh yeah it sure is!!!
@bryn LMAO shibboleth is a word that the Bible (Book of Judges ch. 12) records Gileadites using to suss out secret Ephraimites; the Ephraimites didn't have the 'sh' sound so it sounded like 'sibboleth'. so a shibboleth is something you say that 'betrays' something about yr background to people who speak yr same language, but not yr dialect
@byttyrs you know so much stuff omg. that was the name of the library catalogue at my uni i think?? that's v interesting
@bryn I'll admit I looked up most of those details! couldn't have told you what book of the Bible it was, or who could say Shibboleth, or who couldn't, before checking Wikipedia. but I feel like the cultural context in which that word came to be used in English is more revealing re: what a shibboleth is than most definitions, so I wanted to get the story gay
(thank you!! this is one of many things I know bc of my special interest/B.A. in Linguistics lol)
@byttyrs you seem to know a lot of stuff about a lot!! it's really cool tbh. thank you for educating me 😊
@bryn 🙈 ty yr very kind, I'm always honored when people value my Hoard of Trivia 😄
@bryn this is so much. they're just. printed......not even real denim
@photophoregirl RIGHT??? the plot thickens...
@bryn I like that it required a dad to translate another dad’s joke for us all
@comradetaylorswift a little gem from the D A D H I V E M I N D
@bryn tree junks (jean trunks) tbh
@bryn jan't be so angry, it's a good visual pun :p
Looks more like jriefs to me
@bryn thanks I hate it I love it
@bryn a jrime!!! (jort crime)
@bryn a good omen
@bryn JANTS ON PLANTS
@bryn they look more like Jooty Jorts (Jean Booty Jean Shorts)
@bryn oh my god what
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