we need to V

Bizarro brings a formula of social life (especially the life of couples) into the modern age:

“We need to talk”, “We have to talk”, “We’ve got to talk” — all ways of starting a two-person discourse about some potentially troubling topic. It’s become a kind of formula for couples-talk, often initiating a decoupling conversation (taking things easy, seeing other people, breaking up). Here it’s brought up to date in the age of txtng and friending.

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  1. We need to talk « Arnold Zwicky's Blog Says:

    […] need to talk By arnoldzwicky A little while back, we looked at language and the sexes through the eyes of a cartoonist, Don Piraro on “We need to […]

  2. we need to talk, take 2 « Arnold Zwicky's Blog Says:

    […] need to talk, take 2 By arnold zwicky Last time, it was a Bizarro couple, now it’s Zits‘s Jeremy and his […]

  3. We need to talk, more takes « Arnold Zwicky's Blog Says:

    […] 1. A Bizarro cartoon, man to woman on the phone, saying “We need to text”: “We need to talk”, “We have to talk”, “We’ve got to talk” — all ways of starting a two-person discourse about some potentially troubling topic. It’s become a kind of formula for couples-talk, often initiating a decoupling conversation (taking things easy, seeing other people, breaking up). (link) […]

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