A while ago, in Spanish class, I learned that apparently the Aztecs actually called themselves Mexica, and the Spaniards were the ones who gave them the name Aztec. It pisses me off so much that the name we remember is the fake one.
I never learned this. That’s fucked up.
back the fuck up
There’s another story that I like about a Chinese general who had to defend a city with only a handful of soldiers from a huge enemy horde that was in all likelihood going to steamroll the place flat within hours of showing up.
So when said horde did arrive, they saw the general sitting outside the city’s open gates, drinking tea. The horde sent a couple of emissaries over to see what was what, and the general greeted them cheerfully and invited them all to come and take tea with him.
The horde decided that this was a scenario that had “MASSIVE FUCKING TRAP” written all over it in beautiful calligraphy and promptly fucked off.
Whoever that general was, he was clearly the Ancient Chinese equivalent of Sam Vimes.
did he just invite us over for tea nah man i’m out
This just keeps getting better
I fucking love history.
social media is destroying our planet! no one talks to each other. people’s mouths are shrinking and vanishing. yesterday i sent a text message and a nearby tree fell over and instantly died. a sinkhole opened up because of all the time we wasted on youtube
|Woman:||*on cellphone* Why am I leaving you? Why am I--I'll tell you why.|
|Woman:||Here's why. You don't respect me.|
|Woman:||You called me a whore in front of my children.|
|Me:||*says nothing, but has a face like O.O*|
|Woman:||You don't respect me. And you know, there some white chick here in the store, she walking, she heard me say that and she make a face.|
|Woman:||Because even she know you a piece of shit.|