Archive for the ‘Rhyme’ Category

Another dubious name

June 10, 2016

Passed on from Facebook posters by way of Chris Waigl, this storefront, with comments from readers about the store name Kum & Go:

(Note the use of rhyme and alliteration in the follow-ups.)

Another chapter in the annals of dubious and unfortunate names on this blog. In this case, you might have thought that a double entendre was intentional, a bit of playful naming to catch your eye and stick in your memory. But the company’s official story maintains otherwise, so (apparently)  it’s only accidentally risible.

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Peter Kuper

May 6, 2016

It starts with a single-panel gag cartoon in the April 2016 Funny Times:

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First, things you need to know to get this cartoon. Then, information about cartoonist and graphic novelist Peter Kuper and his other work.

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In the burlesque boat with Zippy

January 25, 2016

Today’s Zippy, continuing the cartoon’s run of burlesques:

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Yesterday it was Poe’s “The Raven”; today it’s the nursery rhyme “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”.

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Ocus

December 21, 2015

The Rhymes With Orange from the 19th, with a play on -ocus words:

And the place where the group meets is the Hocus Pocus Focus Locus. And the flower that blooms in that place is the Hocus Pocus Focus Locus Crocus.

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Name rhymes

July 25, 2015

Heard recently as music accompanying an NPR show: Cab Calloway performing “Everybody Eats at My House”, rhyming (or half-rhyming) food names and personal names, beginning:

(1) Have a banana, Hannah
Try the salami, Tommy
Get with the gravy, Davy
Everybody eats when they come to my house

(Four-line verses, with three that rhyme food names with personal names, plus a constant final line. The verse form should probably be called a Calloway.) (more…)

Cartoon continuations

December 10, 2014

One Big Happy and Zippy both continue yesterday’s cartoons:

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Rhyme time at Zippy’s

December 9, 2014

Today’s Zippy, on music, in the paper, with rhyming names:

The top news in the paper, with diatonic vs. atonal piano music; arena hip hop, Iggy Azalea (more hip hop), and Cole Porter; Lloyd Ackroyd, Mel Snell, Leo Prilaux, and Dean Nerveen (playing “Begin the Beguine”).

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Cartoonists at language play

October 29, 2014

Two recent examples of cartoonists playing with language: a Zippy with a cascade of rhyming invented names, and some outrageous puns by cartoonist Nina Paley. The Zippy:

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This will lead us to some entertaining half-rhymes.

Then a t-shirt by cartoonist Nina Paley with an outrageous pun:

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This will lead to another of Paley’s Jewish puns.

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Every year, the same for Orange

September 15, 2014

That’s the title of this Awkward Yeti comic from 12/11/13:

CAT with HAT, WALL with BALL, and LOG with DOG, while ORANGE stands alone. It’s the celebrated “nothing rhymes with ORANGE” trope.

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Five for Friday

May 18, 2014

Five items, several of which lead to more complex topics: a Harry Bliss cartoon that I caught, reprinted, in the Funny Times for May; a Zippy on art forgery; a One Big Happy with a kid eggcorn; a Zits with alliteration and rhyme (and the sexual marketplace); and a Rhymes With Orange on consonants and vowels.

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