How to Disguise a Yawn

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Reader Comments (20)

holy crap.. this made me do that awkward laugh in my office - the kind where you try to stifle it and it just sounds like you're quietly breathing super hard. awful.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered Commentereffie

I'm an EFL teacher and I can say that the closed-mouth yawn is possible, with enough training and well-timed reading tasks....

December 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMShades

holy crap. I just tried yawning with my mouth close. it's impossible.

December 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMichael

Wow, not often that comics actually make me laugh out loud. This one is fantastic. Thanks Scott.

December 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

"I know, right!?" That's my favorite part. Swoon.

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterK.T. Slager

It works to yawn with your mouth a little bit open, except you have to squint your eyes. But it's not as in your face as a full yawn.

January 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercoffe whore

"i know, right?" is good, but i alternate "that's beautiful!" with my wife over everything from smarmy argument retorts to really good artwork by one or the other of us.

January 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjiggly mcsickfingers

This comic made me yawn.

I made no effort to disguise it.

February 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnother Rob

It's not too hard to yawn with your mouth closed. Just clench your jaw and breathe through your nose.

(Hey! I actually learned something useful in the army...)

February 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlexR

The beard is a perfect yawn hiding / stifling tool... it gives you a reason to put your hand to your face and cover your mouth at any time as you delicately stroke your facial fur as if self grooming or thoughtfully contemplating what the speaker is saying.

March 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMutt

i almost pissed my pants laughing at scott's face in panel one

i know this comic is old, but so how many people just tried yawning with their mouth closed?and panel 3 was a bad idea to read since yawns are contagious

July 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterthem

I just realized this women looks a lot like the twilight author...whats her face.

August 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSkiffy

It can be done!

Just takes practice. I went from looking like panel 1 to looking more like I'm working my way through a deep burp. Works everytime!

September 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNotSoCuddly

I go for the michael mckintire approach but like he says nobody ever mentions it

October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCannock

Panel one is funniest part of any comic I have ever read. Scott, you're a genius.

December 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRogerK

Holy Crap! I couldn't stop laughing for 10 mins (at work). One of the funniest commic strips I've ever read.

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaxz

This article made me yawn. I tried to stifle it, but then it made me laugh.
I think I've ruptured something, I'd better call the ambulance.

July 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterScatterlogical

So I'm re-reading this and I wondered: where does Scott get the menu in panel 3?

January 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMatt S

I have a perfect solution, provided you can get the yawn out by just exhaling, and not putting any voice into it. just pretend you feel like you're going to sneeze, and that the sneeze just didn't occur. they'll empathize, saying they hate when that happens, and continue the conversation.

June 28, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersigurdgram
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