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172: Somewhere between plural and singular

July 17, 2013

tomato, tomatoes, tomatoe

I mean, it has to mean something, right? I see it written all the time.

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Oh geez, you guys. I thought this idea seemed a little familiar to me, so I quickly reviewed a bunch of my old posts to make sure I hadn’t done it before. I was basically looking for any of my old comics based around a dumb mispronunciation or misspelling…

The vast majority of them fit that description.
I just became very aware of how much I rely on homophone-based humor. I’ve accidentally gained access to the process, and now I fear I may have broken the machine. I wonder how this will play out in the future.

See you next week.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Sam permalink
    July 18, 2013 6:39 am

    Dude, I love your wordplay doodles, don’t break that machine! Impossibologna has become an effective part of my vocabulary! “He drank how much?! IMPOSSIBOLOGNA!”

    • July 19, 2013 9:53 am

      Thanks. I know what you mean. My new favorite substitution word has shown up in my posts a few times now; lately, I almost exclusively use “grapes” instead of “great” in regular conversation. Especially when used sarcastically. “Well, that’s just grapes.”

  2. August 12, 2013 10:55 am

    Reminds me of the white picket “fence” cartoon where the cartoonist (the Far Side guy?) helpfully shows us that they’re made from “fents” and draws an individual upright with two little horizontal thingies. Duplicate that, and you see what makes up a “fence.”

    • August 12, 2013 12:45 pm

      Whoa, I’m a big fan of Gary Larson and The Far Side, but wasn’t familiar with that comic. So, I looked it up. It’s not Larson, but B. Kliban who came before and is clearly an inspiration for Larson’s work. In any case, that’s some top-notch punnery, right there.

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