Archive for the ‘Linguistics in the comics’ Category
Today’s Zippy, on the emptiness of the Automats, with a nice pun in the title:
Today’s crop of cartoons includes a Bizarro, a Zippy, and a Mother Goose and Grimm:
Today’s Zippy, on media of communication:
The incursion of electronic media into the domains of paper media is a recurrent theme in Zippy.
In the most recent New Yorker (of April 21st), this droll cartoon by P. S.Mueller:
fairy / ferret.
Today’s Rhymes With Orange:
Phrasal overlap portmanteaus (POPs) come up on this blog again and again; they are expressions of the form A B C, where the three parts are all words or combining forms and where A + B and B + C are both words or phrases.
The Rhymes has a somewhat different way of combining three such elements: the first element is shared with each of the two others — factored out, as it were. That is, A + B and A + C are both words or phrases, in this case paranormal and paralegal, with the combining form para- factored out. The cartoon provides a context in which both expressions make sense.
On tumblr, the comic Time is a Flat Circus, with recaptioned Family Circus comics — most not deeply linguistic, but rather dark and pointed. Two examples, from 12 and 14 April, respectively:
Earlier parodies in this posting of 2/2/14: Nietzsche Family Circus and Dysfunctional Family Circus. The cuteness of the originals invitex this sort of reworking.