Anonymous asked: is the Welsh for microwave really "popty ping"?

queerly-it-is:

hahaha, sadly no it’s not, that’s a kind of urban myth tbh, I’ve never known anyone who used it except as a joke. the welsh for microwave is actually “meicrodon”, which I always liked because it sounds like a teeny tiny mafia boss

honestly a lot of things in our language are hilarious to the point of not sounding real at all, like “wnco mwnco” which means “him over there” and has the added advantage of making it sound like you’re doing a monkey impression as you point at the person you’re indicating (use with caution)

the welsh for ladybird (ladybug, whichever) is “buwch goch gota” which means “little red cow”

"ironing board" in welsh is "bord smwddio” pronounced as ‘board smoothio’ and makes you sound like a drunk casting a spell from harry potter

instead of “over the top” we have “dros ben llestri” which actually means “over the crockery”. my nan used to say ‘tickery tockery over the crockery’ and that was when you knew she’d really had enough

"good god" is, I shit you not, "jiw jiw"

you can describe a place as being “mor ddu a bol buwch”, meaning “as dark as a cow’s stomach”

instead of “don’t cry over spilled milk” we have “paid codi pais ar ol piso” which actually means “don’t lift your petticoat after pissing”

one of my all time favourites: “Mae hi’n bwrw hen wragedd a ffyn”, meaning “it’s raining old ladies and sticks” (there might’ve been a shortage of cats and dogs idk)

and there’s a ton of smaller stuff, like “taxi” becomes “taccsi” because there’s no x in our alphabet. there’s also no k, v or z, so “kilogram” becomes “cilogram” and “volt” becomes “folt”, and you’re only allowed j for english words we snatched up (Japan becomes Siapan for technical linguistic reasons I’m not clever enough to explain)

also “noodles” are “nwdls” (sometimes I think we just do things to fuck with the English)

I could go on and on

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Flying Solo: This 92-Year-Old Transgender Widow Is Fighting To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow

After serving as a pilot during WWII, Robina Asti transitioned to living as a woman in the 1970s.

After serving as a pilot during WWII, Robina Asti transitioned to living as a woman in the 1970s.

Now 92 years old, she fondly remembers spending time over the Pacific during World War II. She was only 21 at the time.

Getting her pilot’s license at just 18, Robina became a commercial pilot and flight instructor.

This 92-Year-Old Trans WWII Veteran Is Fighting To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow

In 1976, she decided to begin living as a woman “in body, soul, and mind.” The prejudice against her at that time was extraordinary.

This 92-Year-Old Trans WWII Veteran Is Fighting To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow

Working as a vice president of a mutual fund, she would go to work in men’s clothing and then change in the evenings.

“It was quite burdensome, and I knew it would never be accepted then. So I quit and decided I had to live and work as a woman.”

Working as a vice president of a mutual fund, she would go to work in men's clothing and then change in the evenings.

She legally changed the sex on her pilot’s license, her driver’s license, and obtained a U.S. passport as a woman. For Robina, it was a complete rebirth.

She legally changed the sex on her pilot's license, her driver's license, and obtained a U.S. passport as a woman. For Robina, it was a complete rebirth.

She soon met Norwood Patton, the man who would one day become her husband.

She soon met Norwood Patton, the man who would one day become her husband.

When things became serious, Robina knew she would have to tell Norwood about her transition.

When things became serious, Robina knew she would have to tell Norwood about her transition.

Less than a week later, Norwood came back.

This 92-Year-Old Trans WWII Veteran Is Fighting To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow

Every month, Norwood would ask for her hand in marriage. Every month, she would refuse.

Every month, Norwood would ask for her hand in marriage. Every month, she would refuse.

Finally in 2004, Robina married her longtime sweetheart in a small ceremony in an airplane hangar in Orange County, N.Y.

“It was, without a doubt, the finest time in my life.”

Finally in 2004, Robina married her longtime sweetheart in a small ceremony in an airplane hangar in Orange County, N.Y.

Eight years later, Norwood passed away at the age of 97.

Eight years later, Norwood passed away at the age of 97.

After his passing, Robina applied for survivor benefits with the SSA. She was denied after it was determined she was “legally male” at the time of their marriage — despite all the legal documents she had in her possession.

After his passing, Robina applied for survivor benefits with the SSA. She was denied after it was determined she was "legally male" at the time of their marriage  despite all the legal documents she had in her possession.

“I am so insulted that the Social Security Administration refused to recognize me as a woman and treated my marriage to Norwood in such a disrespectful way.”

"I am so insulted that the Social Security Administration refused to recognize me as a woman and treated my marriage to Norwood in such a disrespectful way."

In June 2013, Lambda Legal filed a request for reconsideration on Robina’s behalf. After more than six months, there is still no word from the Social Security Administration.

This 92-Year-Old Trans WWII Veteran Is Fighting To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow

She hopes that her case is a success, not for the money, but for “the act of humanity which is necessary here.”

She hopes that her case is a success, not for the money, but for "the act of humanity which is necessary here."

Lambda Legal created this video to share Robina’s story:

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officialkarlurban:

nijmeh:

mostly10:

have a full-length one, too

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misha, um, i think your hips are illegal. 

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allthehopes:

THIS IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING I’VE EVER HEARD IN MY LIFE

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