“Time changes all things; there is no reason why language should escape this universal law” 
― de Saussure, Ferdinand


Larice Barbosa is a design student and photographer from Brasil.

This is a project that combines the click of a camera shutter with the ink of Larice’s great illustrations.

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Happy Easter little bunny! 

"OH PLEASE, KNIVE! DON’T! I HAVE KIDS!!!" cc jackrusher

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Joyeuses Pâques à tous! - Avril 2014 // Happy Easter Holidays!

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viresqueacquiriteundo said:C’est quoi la différence entre les verbes pronominaux réfléchis et réciproques? ;)


Quand awesomefrench et moi, on se penche sur des problèmes grammaticaux d’importance vitale.


(On a tenté de trouver l’explication de “Elles se sont téléphoné” vs. “Elles se sont rappelées”)

Parce que les pronoms ne remplissent pas la même fonction dans ces deux phrases? Ah. Bon, bah je suis une bille.

Quand on avait eu cette conversation avec awesomefrench, j’avais donné l’exemple du verbe pronominal “se rappeler” qui peut à la fois avoir une valeur réciproque ou réfléchie.

Cette différence de valeur du verbe pronominale influence l’accord du participe en raison de la place du c.o.d (ici en gras).


viresqueacquiriteundo said:C’est quoi la différence entre les verbes pronominaux réfléchis et réciproques? ;)


Quand awesomefrench et moi, on se penche sur des problèmes grammaticaux d’importance vitale.




à l’attention de lasansvisage

Ohhh! Merci! J’adore quand quelqu’un pense à moi sur tumblr!







A loaf of bread made in the first century AD, which was discovered at Pompeii, preserved for centuries in the volcanic ashes of Mount Vesuvius. The markings visible on the top are made from a Roman bread stamp, which bakeries were required to use in order to mark the source of the loaves, and to prevent fraud. (via Ridiculously Interesting)

(sigh) I’ve seen these before, but this one’s particularly beautiful.

I feel like I’m supposed to be marveling over the fact that this is a loaf of bread that’s been preserved for thousands of years, and don’t get me wrong, that’s hella cool.  But honestly, I’m mostly struck by the unexpected news that “bread fraud” was apparently once a serious concern.

Bread Fraud was a huge thing,  Bread was provided to the Roman people by the government - bakers were given grain to make the free bread, but some of them stole the government grain to use in other baked goods and would add various substitutes, like sawdust or even worse things, to the bread instead.  So if people complained that their free bread was not proper bread, the stamp told them exactly whose bakery they ought to burn down.

Bread stamps continued to be used at least until the Medieval period in Europe. Any commercially sold bread had to be stamped with an official seal to identify the baker to show that it complied with all rules and regulations about size, price, and quality. This way, rotten or undersized loaves could be traced back to the baker. Bakers could be pilloried, sent down the streets in a hurdle cart with the offending loaf tied around their neck, fined, or forbidden to engage in baking commercially ever again in that city. There are records of a baker in London being sent on a hurdle cart because he used an iron rod to increase the weight of his loaves, and another who wrapped rotten dough with fresh who was pilloried. Any baker hurdled three times had to move to a new city if they wanted to continue baking.

If you have made bread, you are probably familiar with a molding board. It’s a flat board used to shape the bread. Clever fraudsters came up with a molding board that had a little hole drilled into it that wasn’t easily noticed. A customer would buy his dough by weight, and then the baker would force some of that dough through the hole, so they could sell and underweight loaf and use the stolen dough to bake new loafs to sell. Molding boards ended up being banned in London after nine different bakers were caught doing this. There were also instances of grain sellers withholding grain to create an artificial scarcity drive up the price of that, and things like bread.

Bread, being one of the main things that literally everyone ate in many parts of the world, ended up with a plethora of rules and regulations. Bakers were probably no more likely to commit fraud than anyone else, but there were so many of them, that we ended up with lots and lots of rules and records of people being shifty.

Check out Fabulous Feasts: Medieval Cookery and Ceremony by Madeleine Pelner Cosman for a whole chapter on food laws as they existed in about 1400. Plus the color plates are fantastic.


I found something too awesome not share with you! 

I’m completely fascinated by the history of food, could I choose a similar topic for my Third Year Dissertation? Who knows, but it is very interesting all the same!

There, have some knowledge.

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I am a Baggins! Of Bag End!

Nan Lawson, une illustratrice que j’adore et qui magnifie des icônes de la littérature fantasy ou de la pop culture.



                       300 FOLLOWERS GIVEAWAY !!!

=== =>  PRIZE: 6 illustrated postcards and their envelopes from Lajeunefille !

I just reached 300 followers the other day, so I wanted to give back and say thank you for your support. It really means a lot to me! :)

How to win :

  • You need to reblog this post.
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  • And that’s all! :)
  • The winner will be picked randomly on april 26th.
  • Good luck!  

+ Just a reminder, but the artist promo (free shipping + 5$ Off each item) is still going on my Society6 shop. It will end on April 13th. So hurry up if you want to buy something (like a cool t-shirt or a mug or well…)! Go check it out : SOCIETY6 PROMO LINK.

// This is my first Giveaway but I might do another one if my FACEBOOK PAGE reaches 100 likes! ;)

// Hello friends!

Don’t forget that the giveaway is still going until next saturday (april 26) so you can REBLOG AWAY!!!! //

// Salut les amis!

N’oubliez pas, vous avez encore des chances de gagner mon super cadeau Lajeunefille! Pour cela, il suffit d’être abonné à mon blog et de rebloguer ce post!

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Mon nouveau site ! Suivez la licorne !

J’adore! Et moi aussi je voulais que mon site soit approuvé par la Commission des Licornes Portant des Lunettes Classes.

Cette licorne a tellement le swagg que je la reblogue ici aussi.


Parker Fitzgerald | on Tumblr - Overgrowth | Juniper and Hydrangea

Styled by Riley Messina (Erba Floral Studio). Limited edition available in two sizes @ Overgrowth

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I’m in an illustration-day mood!

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Helpless - April 2014.

// A little of self-indulgence today. //

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The Company of Wolves by Chris Hagen

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