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As a mom, this definitely could have been I as we were raising our kids (sorry, Wordcrafters!): Link

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My daughter, who works at a help desk in an IT firm, sent me this. Pretty funny!

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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.
 
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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.
 
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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)
 
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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.
 
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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
 
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And...the definition of listless Shoe
 
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I missed that, Tinman, but how funny! Big Grin

Today's Pickles comic insulted lexicographers, but I can't seem to link to it.
 
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Being killed by words: Link
 
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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


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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.
 
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Great words for our current political scene: bloviate-a-thon and wind-wind situation: Link
 
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Ah, yes, I found this one quite realistic.
 
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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.
 
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I loved this one, too: Link
 
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Ah, yes. What is the definition of a latte?

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Sometimes the online newspaper is more inefficient than the paper one: Link

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Dog language: Link
 
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Here's a Shoe comic about a proofreader: Link

BTW, where has Proof been, I wonder?
 
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Another Pickles comic... LINK



It's the sign of the times.
 
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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.


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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.
 
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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.
 
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... 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:
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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.
 
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It is an interesting phrase, isn't it?
 
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A solution for the "heaviest issue of our time"...

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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:
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grinding, bumping, moshing, mashing, licking, squeaning, shoving, sledging, rolling, kicking, wallowing, freaking, pronking, booty dancing, fondling, and whole- or half-body knurling
 
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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.
 
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Hilarious, Proof! Big Grin
 
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This one popped up today on my RSS feed:

XKCD: Trochee Fixation

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Funny, WM! Big Grin
 
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A math(s) gag rather than a word gag but very true anyway. I speak with my (ex-)mathematicians hat on.
 
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Those are funny, Bob. I spent way too much time on the random ones!
 
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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.
 
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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".
 
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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.
 
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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?
 
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The ten most powerful 2-letter words: Link
 
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The latest xkcd. (Use the mouse over for the word related bit.)
 
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Is this typical of Wordcrafters, too? Link
 
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Reminds me of the two five-year-olds. One says, "I found a contraceptive n the patio."
The other says, "What's a patio?"


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Funny, Proof! Smile

I often like Argyle Sweater, but this one really cracked me up: Link
 
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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
 
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A great social media comic: Link
 
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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!


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~Dalai Lama
 
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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.


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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
 
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