SHIP :: Calling all tumblinguists!
Dear Tumblinguists and users of Tumblngsh, let’s talk about this ship business…
I’m trying to get a sense of the grammar of ship, in the “Derek/Stiles shipper” sense. Could you let me know which of the follow are unacceptable uses of “ship”:
(a) I ship Cas and Dean.
(b) I’m shipping Cas and Dean.
(c) Do you ship Cas and Dean?
(d) No, I’m a Cas and Crowley shipper.
(e) Who are you shipping?
(f) Who do you ship?
(g) Imma ship myself with Cas.
(h) Imma ship me and Crowley.
(i) Sam and GhostKevin are my new ship.
(j) I ship Jon Winchester and Mary Winchester.
(k) I’m shipping Jon and Mary, #MadSuperwholockGame.
(l) I was a Cas/Dean shipper until I realized my otp was Cas/Sam. Now I ship Dean/Crowley.
(m) I wish I could ship with the cute barista at Coffee Town.
(n) I got dumped; ship me with darkness for I am done with love.
(o) I never ship as well in life as I do in fanfic.
(p) I really like your blog— wanna ship with me?
(q) Shipping IRL is such hard work.
(r) My friend Twan ships better than anyone.
(s) My friend Xian is the best shipper I know.
(t) My friend Fawn tried to ship me with this guy at Sonic. No.
For the items you find unacceptable, can you say why they seem wrong?
For those of you who find (m)-(q) acceptable, how would you gloss the meaning for someone?
For those of you find (r)-(t) acceptable, how do you understand the meaning of those?
I’m putting my answers/discussion under a cut, if you’d like to think of your own first.
HALP, SINESTÉSICOS DE TUMBLR. Una señorita lingüista amiga nuestra está haciendo un trabajo de investigación sobre la sinestesia.
Así que agradeceríamos que todos los sinestésicos del lugar, especialmente si son de Barcelona o cercanías, le escriban aquí si están interesados en participar.
Y quien no, que rebloguee, si no le importa, que estas cosas siempre son interesantes. Ya os iremos comunicando curiosidades.