Archive for the ‘Language and gesture’ Category

Brainless Tales, with more news for penises

May 20, 2017

#4 in my “Squid Pro Quo” posting is from Marcus Connor’s Brainless Tales, a new webcomic for me, but one largely devoted to language play. And immediately I came across this cartoon, with a portmanteau noun denoting a hybrid, doubly phallic, foodstuff:

(#1)

baniener = banana + wiener, denoting a decidedly louche anthromorphized banana-wiener. Hey, baby, wanna dance?

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Rainbow cookie facepalm

July 3, 2012

A captioned photo by David J. Riviera, passed on by several people on Facebook:

Well, there’s the rainbow Oreo cookie — see here and here — and then there’s the gesture, now known as a facepalm (an unusual N + N compound).

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