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May 07, 2010, 20:25
Kalleh
Word related comics
As a mom, this definitely could have been I as we were raising our kids (sorry, Wordcrafters!): Link

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June 11, 2010, 09:20
Kalleh
My daughter, who works at a help desk in an IT firm, sent me this. Pretty funny!

link
June 11, 2010, 10:42
zmježd
works at a help desk in an IT firm

When I used to teach computer classes in adult school back in the previous millennium, I noticed that there were two kinds of computer users: i.e., the abstract and the concrete. The former could fish the menus and extrapolate to solve their problem. The latter could (or would not) not. At one of the last computer shows I went to I LLOL at a fellow's T-shirt. It read, "No, I will not fix your computer!"


Ceci n'est pas un seing.
June 11, 2010, 13:43
Proofreader
Speaking of computer-illiteratcy, here is a funny example that is kind of cuter.


Give a man a fish and he can eat for one day; give a man a fishing pole and he will find an excuse to never work again.
Nollidj is power.
June 11, 2010, 21:13
Kalleh
Ah...funny!

Here is another: Link

My daughter works for the Chicago school system, and one teacher called for help in fixing her computer. It seems she ran over her laptop with her car! (I am guessing, unlike the cartoon, it was an accident. Wink)
June 13, 2010, 20:29
Kalleh
I found this Frazz comic funny.

In case you're not a "clicker," it is an example of "free verse" that he wrote for a class:

There is a loo in Sandburg Hall
With random thoughts scratched in the stall.
They have no flow; they make no sense,
No point but minor prurience,
nor rhyme; but this we must concede:
They do not cost a dime to read.
June 20, 2010, 20:46
Kalleh
Ah well, I seem to be the only one enjoying comics here, but whatever.

The Pickles comic often is word related and today it highlighted one of my favorite words: flummoxed. Link
June 21, 2010, 20:20
Kalleh
And...the definition of listless Shoe
June 21, 2010, 21:03
tinman
Pearls Before Swine

Pearls Before Swine
July 06, 2010, 20:47
Kalleh
I missed that, Tinman, but how funny! Big Grin

Today's Pickles comic insulted lexicographers, but I can't seem to link to it.
July 07, 2010, 16:32
tinman
"Tell me you didn't just pronounce it 'nucular'"
August 29, 2010, 20:25
Kalleh
Being killed by words: Link
October 02, 2010, 06:12
Geoff
Found on Randy Cassingham's "Jumbo Joke" site, in a collection of comments by politicians: "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."
--President George W. Bush

I bet he stole that line from Dan Quayle. Wink

Geoff, soon to be living in Quayle country


It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. -J. Krishnamurti
October 18, 2010, 04:20
arnie
Quote of Arms


Build a man a fire and he's warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life.
October 24, 2010, 20:35
Kalleh
Great words for our current political scene: bloviate-a-thon and wind-wind situation: Link
November 21, 2010, 14:21
tinman
Confusopoly



November 21, 2010, 21:14
Kalleh
Ah, yes, I found this one quite realistic.
November 22, 2010, 06:53
arnie
That's a good description of our gas and electricity suppliers.


Build a man a fire and he's warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life.
November 22, 2010, 19:55
Kalleh
I loved this one, too: Link
December 08, 2010, 20:41
Kalleh
Ah, yes. What is the definition of a latte?

Link
December 12, 2010, 20:24
Kalleh
Sometimes the online newspaper is more inefficient than the paper one: Link

and

Dog language: Link
December 26, 2010, 21:08
Kalleh
Here's a Shoe comic about a proofreader: Link

BTW, where has Proof been, I wonder?
January 10, 2011, 20:14
Kalleh
Another Pickles comic... LINK



It's the sign of the times.
January 11, 2011, 00:55
arnie
I haven't worn a wristwatch for five years or so, since the strap broke and I couldn't be arsed to get it replaced.

At work and home there are plenty of clocks around, and I rarely need to know the exact time when I'm out. In any event, there are often clocks around on public buildings and in stations and so on.

I do sometimes check my mobile phone for the time like the woman in the cartoon, but, although I don't usually have to spend time searching for it in the depths of a handbag, I do sometimes find that I've forgotten to charge it.


Build a man a fire and he's warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life.
January 11, 2011, 05:28
Proofreader
Speaking of clocks, it appears the smallest person on Earth ever was, according to the Bible, the soldier who slept on his watch.


Give a man a fish and he can eat for one day; give a man a fishing pole and he will find an excuse to never work again.
Nollidj is power.
January 11, 2011, 16:24
Proofreader
Not exactly on point but here's an interesting article on statistics, true or not.


Give a man a fish and he can eat for one day; give a man a fishing pole and he will find an excuse to never work again.
Nollidj is power.
January 11, 2011, 19:59
tinman
quote:
Originally posted by arnie:
... I couldn't be arsed ...

I've never heard that phrase before. I did find it in the OED Online, though, and it's first citation was from 1988:
quote:
arse, v
Draft additions March 2001
trans. (in pass.). slang (chiefly Brit. and Irish English). To be willing to make the required effort; to be bothered. Usu. in negative constructions, such as can't be arsed (to do something).

1988 G. Patterson Burning your Own vii. 88 Don't forget who it was who organized the building of all this when you were too sulky to be arsed doing anything.

January 11, 2011, 20:42
Kalleh
It is an interesting phrase, isn't it?
January 23, 2011, 19:16
Kalleh
A solution for the "heaviest issue of our time"...

Link
January 30, 2011, 21:32
Kalleh
I found today's Zits funny, and a bit word related: Link

In another thread I had talked about thesaurus synonyms. Here are some great ones (only synonyms by context) in this Zits comic:
quote:
grinding, bumping, moshing, mashing, licking, squeaning, shoving, sledging, rolling, kicking, wallowing, freaking, pronking, booty dancing, fondling, and whole- or half-body knurling

January 31, 2011, 08:29
Proofreader
Here's a good example of why you shouldn't send word corrections in to the Onion News Network. Watch the video.(link)


Give a man a fish and he can eat for one day; give a man a fishing pole and he will find an excuse to never work again.
Nollidj is power.
January 31, 2011, 21:12
Kalleh
Hilarious, Proof! Big Grin
February 04, 2011, 15:28
wordmatic
This one popped up today on my RSS feed:

XKCD: Trochee Fixation

Wordmatic
February 04, 2011, 19:49
Kalleh
Funny, WM! Big Grin
February 28, 2011, 01:37
BobHale
A math(s) gag rather than a word gag but very true anyway. I speak with my (ex-)mathematicians hat on.


"No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money." Samuel Johnson.

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March 01, 2011, 20:37
Kalleh
Those are funny, Bob. I spent way too much time on the random ones!
March 09, 2011, 01:31
BobHale
Another great one from xkcd.


And this time managing to be BOTH maths AND word related.

Panel one is the one that always bugs me. That very sign is up in my local supermarket.


"No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money." Samuel Johnson.

My current blog.
Photographs to accompany Anyone Can DO It available from www.lulu.com
My photoblog The World Through A lens
March 09, 2011, 02:05
Guy Barry
I liked a cartoon that I once saw, possibly in Private Eye, showing two supermarket checkouts. The first was signed "8 items or less". The second was signed "8 items or fewer for pedants".
March 09, 2011, 02:27
BobHale
I've commented before about another sign in my local supermarket.

"Up to 15 items or less".

Doesn't seem to make a lot of sense to me.


"No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money." Samuel Johnson.

My current blog.
Photographs to accompany Anyone Can DO It available from www.lulu.com
My photoblog The World Through A lens
March 10, 2011, 21:27
Kalleh
I can't tell you how many survey's I've received that say:

_1-20
_20-40
_40-60
_60-80
_80-100

Okay, what if you are 20, 40, 60 or 80? Which do you select?
March 29, 2011, 19:44
Kalleh
The ten most powerful 2-letter words: Link
April 25, 2011, 00:37
BobHale
The latest xkcd. (Use the mouse over for the word related bit.)


"No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money." Samuel Johnson.

My current blog.
Photographs to accompany Anyone Can DO It available from www.lulu.com
My photoblog The World Through A lens
May 24, 2011, 11:29
Kalleh
Is this typical of Wordcrafters, too? Link
May 24, 2011, 12:29
Proofreader
Reminds me of the two five-year-olds. One says, "I found a contraceptive n the patio."
The other says, "What's a patio?"


Give a man a fish and he can eat for one day; give a man a fishing pole and he will find an excuse to never work again.
Nollidj is power.
May 26, 2011, 21:58
Kalleh
Funny, Proof! Smile

I often like Argyle Sweater, but this one really cracked me up: Link
July 09, 2011, 21:18
Kalleh
This Argyle Sweater comic reminded me of Geoff's and Proof's humor: Link

Then with all of Rupert Murdoch's problems, and since he does own the rather dubious Fox News, I thought this perfect: Link
May 28, 2012, 21:33
Kalleh
A great social media comic: Link
May 31, 2012, 12:41
Caterwauller
One of you linked to this site (jheem?) but I lingered and looked around and found this very funny strip set to Gilbert and Sullivan!


*******
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
~Dalai Lama
June 01, 2012, 01:49
arnie
Yes, that's a favourite site for several of us, CW. Several people have posted links, the most recent being Bob on 25 April. I'm subscribed to it by RSS although I confess I've been rather remiss lately in not keeping up to date with posts for some weeks because of information overload.


Build a man a fire and he's warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life.
June 02, 2012, 04:51
wordmatic
quote:
Originally posted by arnie:
I'm subscribed to it by RSS although I confess I've been rather remiss lately in not keeping up to date with posts for some weeks because of information overload.


Me too, on the recommendation of my son the programmer. Some of them are totally over my head, though.

As a G&S fan, I loved this one.

WM