Archive for the ‘Language and gesture’ Category

Wonder Woman gets Milk Duds at the Charcoal Pit

July 14, 2017

In today’s Zippy, Bert and Bob talk movies at the Charcoal Pit:

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The topic is the new movie Wonder Woman, the candy Milk Duds comes up in passing, and the locale is the Charcoal Pit in Wilmington DE.

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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:

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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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