How to Figure Out What Someone Said

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Reader Comments (35)

Back waxing? He's not even going to wait for the results of the shaving experiment?

September 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZach

I was reading this to my son and neither of us could stop laughing.

September 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTimmo

If you're fluent in ten languages, including Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Hindi and Tagolog, you hear and understand things you wish you didn't cos everyone keeps switching back and forth to English

Scott's face in the second panel is priceles. Actually, I love the facial expressions in all 4 panels, so thorougly disgusted he can hardly keep his lunch down!

September 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVicoria

Lastangelman: Pleeeeese tell us in detail. I must know the hi-jinks of the polyglot.


September 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPTTG

Now I can't sleep.
This instant classic does point out that sometimes the details are important...

September 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJack

Man, I'm from Brazil and your strip is just perfect! There's no such thing on my side of the Equator!
And I gotta say, that every week you amuse and challenge me... the vocabulary... no English school teaches you enough to understand an smart joke!

By the way, there`s an idea, I don't remember seeing Scott with a foreign guy.

Keep up the good work!

September 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGPA

I really need to learn not to read these late at night. Invariably, I laugh so loudly that I wake my kids.

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterneophyte

I had this experience over the phone once for like two solid minutes. In fact, it was the first time I asked a girl out in middle school.

Not fun times.

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLockeZ

My mom, for the longest time, thought that a friend of hers did taxidermy for a living. She was disappointed to learn that she'd misheard the words "tax attorney."

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfluffy

I laughed so hard that I:
* Had real difficulty getting past the 2nd frame and had to reread after a break, not getting to the final frame until around the 4th attempt.
* I had a short back-ache afterwards.
* Laughed again when I reread it from the other guys' perspective knowing what he actually said.

Years since I laughed so disabilitingly hard. Thank you.

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTormod

wow - funniest thing I have read in ages.

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergoosemonster

hilarious! this one killed me. THANKS!

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChris

Fantastic-- I'm mopping up the coffee I just shot out of my nose while reading this strip. Serves me right for starting out the day with something so "nose-shooting" funny. Panel three was the culprit. . .

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterex-mullet

What we have here is failure to communicate. It's even worse when someone has no clue as to what they are hearing but stll act as if they really do understand. Good lesson today.

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJames Yeamans

Wow, that was great. I was reading with my 11-month old on my lap, and I don't think he got the joke, but he did enjoy the spectacle of Daddy laughing for 2 minutes straight. And he was looking at the screen most of that time, so I think he understood the connection.

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEric

The two most classic lines: "I still don't know what you are talking about but I'm begging you to stop explaining;" and "'Do you understand me now?' ' No, and I never will.'" They just explained so much. Thanks for this important lesson in communication.

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCBear

At a party a ways back, poor Helen (from California) was distressed when Lauren (from Boston) kept asking her if she had "PSDS." No, it's not a feminine problem, nor anything post-traumatic: it's how people from Boston say "pierced ears."

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSteve H

This is the best strip I have read, ever. I had to stiffle my laughter so that I didn't disturb all of my coworkers in the cube farm here. Classic.

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Dude

Absolutely incredibly hilarious. Like Tormod, I laughed so hard at the second panel that I needed a break before I could continue. Everything in those first two panels, the words, the timing, the facial expressions, is just perfect. To murder that movie quote, you had me at wag sing.

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMalte

Oh man, I love all your strips, but this one is especially hilarious! I really needed to laugh myself to tears today, and this did the job. Thanks for the awesome pick-me-up.

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge

I still thing I misunderstood something said around last November...let's see, I think it was, "change", but I suppose it could have been "same as the old boss"...who knows?

September 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJiggly McSickfingers

Ah. I wondered where that was going.

Was quietly hoping that he'd get booked in for a "Sack and crack" wax...

September 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertom

I laughed so hard at this one I popped my ears after holding my nose shut to keep from making noise at work.

September 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNadingo

I've been a huge fan of BI for a long time but this comic finally tipped me into writing a comment. I love all the panels! This one'll be hard to top!

September 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTheAC

well, this how-to works for me by simply ignoring the part i misheard. if I were Scott, i would just say "allright" and make an appointment of nothing. it doesn't matter how weird it is. its the best thing. trust me. lol.

October 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngee

Angee - That is exactly why no one has asked you to make an appointment for them.

October 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAtheismo

when i was doing a night class for my final accountancy exams, one day before class i was sitting beside this girl from Malaysia (i'm in ireland). We were talking and then out of the blue, she asks "what do you think of S & M" Instead of saying what was in my head, I decided not to and told her"i didn't know"

I never did find out what she meant by "S & M"


October 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNolte

Atheismo - i wouldn't be so sure.

October 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngee

Hey Angee...would you be so kind as to make an appointment for me to gag an ommagrommet? That's easier than me doing it, because then I'd have to explain.

October 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJiggly McSickfingers

Caught on to this comic late, but this was one of the funniest things I have read in a long time.

May 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdingleberry

nah, angee, don't bother. i'll get it.

so, jiggly, that was an appointment for you to go snag a pomagranate, right?

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeafy Greens

"You just show up and make sure there are no cops around" is the funniest thing I've read in days. Brilliant!

September 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTony

Bag Wag Sing: the name of my next band.

November 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBinq

on the fourth panel it is just like the ending of the sixth sense movie, everithing make sense but it stills being sooo sad.

March 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarlos Castillo

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