/fer/ avalanche

A recent Pearls Before Swine:

This is a small word avalanche, based on the syllable /fer/.

In a word avalanche,

you pile up phonologically identical words or parts of words to make a gigantic expression that is almost impossible to parse (without the context that sets up the expression)

(Usually, the cartoonist is the object of Rat’s wrath, but this time it’s Pig.)

2 Responses to “/fer/ avalanche”

  1. Bob Richmond Says:

    It’s even worse in French:

    Les vers verts levèrent le verre vert vers le ver vert.
    The green worms raised the green glass towards the green worm.


  2. Another word avalanche | Arnold Zwicky's Blog Says:

    […] to parse — a word avalanche, one of the specialties of this strip. Most recently on this blog here, with a reference back to this […]

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