Zits cartoons

*by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

…..

EB, 12/9/04: Dude, no way:
[http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/001705.html]

ML, 4/26/05: Language and gender: The cartoon version:
[http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002101.html]

AZ, 11/11/06: Fully awesome!:
[http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003764.html]

ML, 11/16/06: When stereotypes hang out:
[http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003777.html]

ML, 11/18/06: Dueling stereotypes:
[http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003786.html]

AZ, 12/17/06: More adolescent vocabulary:
[http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003929.html]

AZ, 12/18/06: Freaking:
[http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003933.html]

AZ, 12/20/06: On the track of the squean:
[http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003942.html]

AZ, 12/28/06: Like, a Christmas gift card:
[http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003978.html]

AZ, 1/2/07: One last squean and knurl:
[http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003995.html]

ML, 1/10/07: Semantic drift in the classroom:
[http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004026.html]

AZ, 4/3/07: One more F-word:
[http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004366.html]

AZ, 5/12/07: Calling him names:
[http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004486.html]

ML, 6/11/07: Contrastive focus reduplication in Zits:
[http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004591.html]

ML, 7/29/07: Communicating:
[http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004761.html]

ML, 8/27/07: Intimate IM:
[http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004858.html]

ML, 9/13/07: Scalar implicature in the funny papers:
[http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004905.html]

AZ, 9/28/07: Cartoon quotatives:
[http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004973.html]

ML, 10/18/07: Phrasally grateful:
[http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/005036.html]

ML, 10/31/07: Linguistic change in progress:
[http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/005073.html]

ML, 11/26/07: FLoP in the funny papers:
[http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/005155.html]

ML, 12/18/07: Grunt glossary:
[http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/005131.html]

ML, 4/15/08: Never closer:
[http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=43]

ML, 4/17/08: The new biologism answers a rhetorical question:
[http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=49]

AZ, 5/30/08: Zits roundup:
[http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=201]

AZ, 6/29/08: Teenage boy talk:
[http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=287]

ML, 7/13/08: Vacuum hermeutics:
[http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=350]

AZ, 8/18/08: Zits communication:
[http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=500]

AZ, 10/19/08: Cartoon teenage communication:
[http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=735]

AZ, 10/26/08: More dudism:
[http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=766]

AZ, 11/3/08: OMG!:
[http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=797]

AZ, 11/17/08: Clouds of chatter:
[http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=836]

ML, 12/23/08: Reverse Whorfianism and the value of SHAs:
[http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=943]

ML, 1/26/09: Emoticons as skin care:
[http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=1073]

ML, 3/31/09: In a good way:
[http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=1283]

AZ, 4/16/09: Teens and texting (again):
[http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=1334]

AZ, 9/7/09: Teen speech in overdrive:
[http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=1725]

AZ, 8/1/09: Eskimo snow around the world:
[http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=1622]

ML, 12/28/09: Implicit restriction of temporal quantification:
[http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=957]

ML, 4/7/10: This digitized life:
[http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2238]

AZ, 4/12/10: Vwllssnss:
[http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2246]

AZ, 4/19/10: Teenspeak, genderspeak:
[http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2262]

AZ, 8/26/10: Texting while operating machinery:
[http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2581]

ML, 12/27/10: Txt and context:
[http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2867]

ML, 1/14/11: The more vowels …:
[http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2904]

ML, 3/29/11: “I know, right?”:
[http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=3057]

ML, 4/22/11: Phone Etiquette 2.0:
[http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=3104]

ML, 5/11/11: Another meta-obscenicon strip:
[http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=3135]

ML, 6/6/11: What caused the texting tsunami?:
[http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=3183]

ML, 6/14/11: Positive psychology:
[http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=3196]

7/13/11: Playing with morphology:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/07/13/playing-with-morphology/]

ML, 9/12/11: “The new exclamation point”:
[http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/ll/?p=3426]

11/3/11: Formulaic language brought to life:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/11/03/formulaic-language-brought-to-life/]

11/14/11: GenX so:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/11/14/genx-so/]

11/25/11: Cartoon technical talk composite modifier pile up example:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/11/25/cartoon-technical-talk-composite-modifier-pile-up-example/]

AM, 12/1/11: Meh again:
[http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=3593]

1/31/12: Cartoon 4: guy advice:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/01/31/cartoon-4-guy-advice/]

ML, 2/11/12: Perlocutionary force exemplified:
[http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=3761]

2/22/12: Misfired indirection:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/02/22/misfired-indirecion/]

3/2/12: lady-wave:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/03/02/lady-wave/]

3/6/12: Reanalysis and reinterpretation:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/03/06/reanalysis-and-reinterpretation/]

3/25/12: unfair / not fair:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/03/25/unfair-not-fair/]

4/10/12: almost not:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/04/10/almost-not/]

4/25/12: A Zitsmanteau:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/04/25/a-zitsmanteau/]

6/4/12: I say STD, you say FTD:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/06/04/i-say-std-you-think-ftd/]

6/12/12: Zits language:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/06/12/zits-language/]

6/13/12: More Zits language:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/06/13/more-zits-language/]

7/5/12: That’s so gay!:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/07/05/thats-so-gay-2/]

7/9/12: New-ironic:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/07/09/new-ironic/]

7/14/12: Dinner table conversation:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/07/14/dinner-table-conversation-2/]

8/20/12: commando:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/08/20/commando/]

8/27/12: Zits replay, slower and faster:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/08/27/zits-replay-slower-and-faster/]

8/28/12: Zits relevance:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/08/28/zits-relevance/]

8/31/12: Deer in the highlights:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/08/31/deer-in-the-headlights/]

9/26/12: Monosyllabism:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/09/26/monosyllabism/]

9/28/12: Digital physical humor:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/09/28/digital-physical-humor/]

10/1/12: go with:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/10/01/go-with/]

10/16/12: Inference:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/10/16/inference/]

10/19/12: Public slogans:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/10/19/public-slogans/]

10/22/12: Walking in the rain:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/10/22/walking-in-the-rain/]

10/24/12: What makes it a book?:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/10/24/what-makes-it-a-book/]

10/28/12: The domestic relevance duels:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/10/28/the-domestic-relevance-duels/]

11/7/12: We don’t need no steenkin’ land lines:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/11/07/we-dont-need-no-steenkin-land-lines/]

11/8/12: Breathless:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/11/08/breathless/]

ML, 11/8/12: Teen communication:
[http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=4294]

11/22/12: Fixing things:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/11/22/fixing-things/]

12/8/12: What is this postcard of which you speak?:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/12/08/what-is-this-postcard-of-which-you-speak/]

12/15/12: Emoticons amok:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/12/15/emoticons-amok/]

12/17/12: It’s all in the wrists and nowhere else:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/12/17/its-all-in-the-wrists-and-nowhere-else/]

1/4/13: Rhyme, rhyme, I need a rhyme:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/01/04/rhyme-rhyme-i-need-a-rhyme/]

1/13/13: Putting the man in manicure:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/01/13/putting-the-man-in-manicure/]

2/16/13: Abbreviation:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/02/16/abbreviation/]

3/5/13: Chattiness again:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/03/05/chattiness-again/]

3/18/13: Texting while talking:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/03/18/texting-while-talking/]

4/1/13: Gossip:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/04/01/gossip/]

4/5/13: Finger talk:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/04/05/finger-talk/]

4/6/13: Listening:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/04/06/listening/]

4/10/13: being like:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/04/10/being-like/]

4/22/13: More on modern communication:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/04/22/more-on-modern-communications/]

4/25/13: More girlish chattiness:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/04/25/more-girlish-chattiness/]

5/10/13: The decline of the book:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/05/10/the-decline-of-the-book/]

5/29/13: don’t know:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/05/29/dont-know/]

6/16/13: Holidays and occasions:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/06/16/holidays-and-occasions/]

6/29/13: Choosing words:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/06/29/choosing-words-2/]

7/4/13: It’s been a slice:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/07/04/its-been-a-slice/]

7/16/13: Turn-ons:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/07/16/turn-ons/]

8/1/13: Zits goes self-referential:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/08/01/zits-goes-self-referential/]

12/6/13: Means of communication:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/12/06/means-of-communication-3/]

12/11/13: Generational humor:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/12/11/generational-humor/]

12/24/13: Xmas cartoons:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/12/24/xmas-cartoons/]
#1

1/21/14: Four cartoons:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/01/21/four-cartoons/]
#2

2/26/14: Two Wednesday cartoons:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/02/26/two-wednesday-cartoons/]
#2

3/2/14: The power of children’s literature:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/03/02/the-power-of-childrens-literature/]

3/6/14: Commit to the bit:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/03/06/commit-to-the-bit/]

3/14/14: Three for Pi Day:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/03/14/three-for-pi-day/]
#3

3/17/14: A sweep of five:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/03/17/a-sweep-of-five/]
#2

3/19/14: Another crop of cartoons:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/03/19/another-crop-of-cartoons/]
#1

3/22/14: Three more:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/03/21/three-more/]
#2

3/22/14: Another three for the weekend:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/03/22/another-three-for-the-weekend/]
#2

3/23/14: Sunday melange:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/03/23/sunday-melange/]
#2

3/24/14: Keeping secrets:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/03/24/keeping-secrets/]

4/16/14: More cultural references: Zits:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/04/16/more-cultural-references-zits/]

4/27/14: Communicators:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/04/27/communicators/]

4/30/14: Implicit content:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/04/30/implicit-content/]

5/2/14: Three more for Friday:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/05/02/three-more-for-friday/]
#2

5/10/14: Party of five:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/05/10/party-of-five/]
#1

5/18/14: Five for Friday:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/05/18/five-for-friday/]
#7

6/5/14: Four for the Fourth:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/06/05/four-for-the-fourth/]
#2

6/7/14: Assorted cartoons:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/06/07/assorted-cartoons/]
#2

6/9/14: Getting the message across:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/06/09/getting-the-message-across/]

6/15/14: Fathers Day five:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/06/15/fathers-day-five/]
#2

ML, 6/15/14: Sticky stereotypes:
[http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=12983]
[same as previous]

6/20/14: More octothorpe wrangling:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/06/20/more-octothorpe-wrangling/]

7/12/14: dorkage:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/07/12/dorkage/]

8/10/14: named after:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/08/10/named-after/]

8/16/14: Geezer talk:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/08/16/geezer-talk/]

9/6/14: Three Saturday cartoons:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/09/06/three-saturday-cartoons/]
#1

10/1/14: Facebook vs. texting:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/10/01/facebook-vs-texting/]

11/8/14: Saturday trio:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/11/08/saturday-trio/]
#1

11/10/14: Monday quartet:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/11/10/monday-quartet-2/]
#1

12/17/14: The dark side of Xmas songs:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/12/17/the-dark-side-of-xmas-songs/]

12/21/14: Chatty girls again:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/12/21/chatty-girls-again/]

12/25/14: Prejudicial –ist:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/12/25/prejudicial-ist/]

12/27/14: Set of three:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/12/27/set-of-three/]
#2

ML, 1/1/15: Creative overnegation:
[http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=16852]

ML, 1/15/15: Social change:
[http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=17144]

1/23/15: Said … Heard:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/01/23/said-heard/]
2 cartoons

3/28/15: literally literally:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/03/28/literally-literally/]

4/10/15: gummi:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/04/10/gummi/]

5/18/15: Don’t shade your eyes:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/05/18/dont-shade-your-eyes/]

7/20/15: Couple words:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/07/20/couple-words/]

7/22/15: Disentangling names:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/07/22/disentangling-names/]

8/9/15: A hypothetical question?:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/08/09/a-hypothetical-question/]

8/25/15: going better with:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/08/25/going-better-with/]

10/4/15: Routine and sub-routine:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/10/04/routine-and-sub-routine/]

11/20/15: Crunch Berries time:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/11/20/crunch-berries-time/]
2 cartoons

11/28/15: Bring this upstairs for me:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/11/28/bring-this-upstairs-for-me/]

1/23/16: Sara and D’ijjon double-team Jeremy:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/01/23/sara-and-dijon-double-team-jeremy/]

1/28/16: Three Thursday cartoons:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/01/28/three-thursday-cartoons/]
#1

3/1/16: Two Z language cartoons:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/03/01/two-z-language-cartoons/]
#1

3/7/16: Jeremy, adulting:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/03/07/jeremy-adulting/]

3/30/16: Three for the 30th:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/03/30/three-for-the-30th/]

4/10/16: The Ascent of MowerMan:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/04/10/the-ascent-of-mowerman/]

ML, 4/16/16: Sentence meaning and speaker meaning:
[http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=25162]
“dude” cartoon [with links to earlier postings on dude]

5/7/16: binge-bingeing:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/05/07/binge-bingeing/]

5/16/16: Two Monday language comics:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/05/16/monday-language-comics/]
#2

6/11/16: Referent finding in Zits:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/06/11/referent-finding-in-zits/]

8/1/16: Cartoon conversations:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/08/01/cartoon-conversations/]
#2

11/16/16: Distant compounds: the headgear hair files:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/11/16/distant-compounds-the-headgear-hair-files/]

11/27/16: The band names of middle age:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/11/27/the-band-names-of-middle-age/]

11/30/16: Color-coordinating college:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/11/30/color-coordinating-college/]

12/1/16: The audible asterisk:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/12/01/the-audible-asterisk/]

1/15/17: Extreme emoji:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/01/15/extreme-emoji/]

2/25/17: Ten language cartoons:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/02/25/ten-language-cartoons/]
#8

2/27/17: Two Ztoons on language use:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/02/27/two-ztoons-on-language-use/]
#2

5/22/17: Prepositions matter:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/05/22/prepositions-matter/]

ML, 5/26/17: Greeter skillz:
[http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=32880]

5/27/17: Memorial Saturday 4:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/05/27/memorial-saturday-4/]
#2

6/7/17: The word came down on Pentecost:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/06/07/the-word-came-down-on-pentecost/]
#7

6/10/17: Music hath powers to repel the savage pest:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/06/10/music-hath-powers-to-repel-the-savage-pest/]

6/15/17: For Saul Steinberg:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/06/15/for-saul-steinberg/]
#7, 7a

8/5/17: The clean-gasm:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/08/05/the-clean-gasm/]

9/4/17: Sea foam:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/09/04/sea-foam/]

9/5/17: Obsolete technologies and middle verbs:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/09/05/obsolete-technologies-and-middle-verbs/]
2 cartoons

9/6/17: Antique technology and its songs:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/09/06/antique-technology-and-its-songs/]

10/24/17: Mistered and Ma’amed:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/10/24/mistered-and-maamed/]

10/25/17: Gendered moments in the comics:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/10/25/gendered-moments-in-the-comics/]
#2, 3, 9, 10

10/31/17: Twicker tweet:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/10/31/twicker-tweet/]

11/30/17: Two memic moments:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/11/30/two-memic-moments/]
#1

1/28/18: Four more recent cartoons:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/01/28/four-more-recent-cartoons/]
#2

3/25/18: Two (more) Sunday cartoons:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/03/25/two-more-sunday-cartoons/]
#2

4/13/18: Thumbing his thoughts:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/04/13/thumbing-his-thoughts/]

4/28/18: Dad’s tall tales:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/04/28/dads-tall-tales/]
#3

4/30/18: Books and their covers:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/04/30/books-and-their-covers/]

5/1/18: Treasure the asymmetry:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/05/01/treasure-the-asymmetry/]

6/25/18: Midsummer cartoons:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/06/25/midsummer-cartoons/]
#5

8/6/18: Two occasions, four cartoons:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/08/06/two-occasions-four-cartoons/]
#3

12/3/18: Wok it to the golden Lab for analysis, har-de-har-har:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/12/03/wok-it-to-the-golden-lab-for-analysis-har-de-har-har/]
#3

12/12/18: Cartoon cereals:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/12/12/cartoon-cereals/]

2/27/19: Inhaling pop culture:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2019/02/27/inhaling-pop-culture/]

10/8/19: A rich internal life:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2019/10/08/a-rich-internal-life/]

12/18/19: Adapted for Christmas use:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2019/12/18/adapted-for-christmas-use/]
2 cartoons

3/30/21: Tramp stamps:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2021/03/30/tramp-stamps/]


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