Zerbina and Zippy sling trochaic tetrameter

In today’s Zippy strip, Zerbina and Zippy indulge their onomatomania — a love of certain expressions that leads the affected person to chant them over and over for pleasure — by slinging competing (trochaic tetrameter) product names at one another competitively, before falling passionately into one another’s arms:

The chants:

Zerbina: touchless airtight bag sealers SW SW S SW

Zippy: shake ‘n squeeze correction pen SW SW SW S

The product names. This being a Bill Griffith strip, you can bet that the product names are real ones, not just ingenious inventions. And so it is.

Google has touchless airtight bag sealers as a product category; and if you want perfect trochaic tetrameter, with no short (one-beat) feet, you can’t beat the Touchless Handheld Heat Bag Sealer (from the iTouchless company, sold on Amazon).

And then Amazon offers the BIC Wite-Out Brand Shake ‘n Squeeze Correction Pen.

One Response to “Zerbina and Zippy sling trochaic tetrameter”

  1. Robert Southwick Richmond Says:

    A.E. Housman couldn’t have said it better!

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