Grammar Dalek

From the webcomic HijiNKS Ensue by Joel Watson, an extraterrestrial opinion on who vs. whom:


The third panel is now available as t-shirt at the webcomic’s site:

About the strip:

What is HijiNKS Ensue about?

-Geeking for the sake of geekery. If you are into sci-fi, technology, geek TV, geek movies or geek life in general you should find something to laugh at here.

-HijiNKS Ensue didn’t have much of a narrative thread until around May of 2012. Before then each comic was basically a self contained geek culture editorial cartoon, usually featuring the three main characters – Joel (the one with the hair and the sideburns), Josh (the bald, gay one) and Eli (the Mexican).

And about the cartoonist:

Joel Watson lives in a suburb (of a suburb) of Dallas, TX with my wife, daughter and our two cats, Tivo and Replay. Hijinks Ensue is my only job.

(Note the uncomfortable mixture of illeistic self-reference and 1sg self-reference.)

In case you have somehow missed the Daleks, here’s a bit from the Wikipedia entry:

The Daleks … are a fictional extraterrestrial race of mutants from the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. Within the series narrative, Daleks are cyborgs made from their original forms, extraterrestrial Kaleds from the planet Skaro, genetically modified and integrated within a tank-like robotic mechanical shell. They were created by the scientist Davros during the final years of a thousand-year war against the Thals. The Daleks are a powerful race bent on universal conquest and domination, utterly without pity, compassion or remorse. Various storylines portray them as having had every emotion removed except hate, leaving them with a desire to purge the Universe of all non-Dalek life.

… Collectively they are the greatest enemies of the series’ protagonist, the Time Lord known as the Doctor. They are popularly known by their catchphrase “Exterminate!”

Some exceptionally colorful Daleks:

And some Daleks in London this summer:

2 Responses to “Grammar Dalek”

  1. the ridger Says:

    That’s just silly. We don’t decline proper nouns in English, and while Doctor Who isn’t the Doctor’s name, it is the name of the show.

  2. Dan H Says:

    I suppose a real Grammar Dalek would insist that the show would be called something like “I’m sorry, I’m not sure which Doctor you mean.”

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