How to Correct Your Mistakes

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Reader Comments (36)

You need to make this into a poster, for I will buy many many copies of it.

February 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGlenn Fleishman

Scott Meyer: standing up for framers everywhere.

February 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterInnominate

I thought this was great.

February 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBernard S. Jansen

Why on earth would anyone buy a book when you have already read the entire contents online? I've got the first one and plan to get several copies of the second, for gift and educational purposes.

February 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMike Geordie Brown

The last few times I have read you I have noticed that there hasn't been any other comments, sou would you mind awfully if I broke my 'first' virginity on your cool comic website by shouting "FIRST HAHAAA MOTHERFUCKERS, AT LAST!!!".

The comic was good too. Your scripts and story amuse me, why don't more people comment? Subnormality (also on my xmarks list) gets over 100 comments normally and it only updates once a week. You need to promote more.

Also, if I send you a photo can you sign it for me, but not as yourself?

February 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSimon

Love it! Particularly after reading your Tweet on the subject...

February 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKibi

Thank you very much for this one! Very nice, also looking forward to the second book!

February 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterReader


February 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaminar

Good one, Scott. Loud chuckles from farmes 3 and 4.

February 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSue Dunham

Where are the real life character pics?

February 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJohn staedler

Hmmm. I think that "framers" is misspelled. If you wanted it to be pronounced as the plural of fram.....2 Ms, sir.

Just thought i would give you a head start on your corrections.

February 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDrew

Close the door behind you! Were you raised in a bran?!?

February 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterme

And just how does a "framer" talk? Who stil hasn't learned their lesson? Why not blame it all on your wife? Isn't she supposed to looking out for you? You mean she don't got yo back?

February 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjames yeamans

"Listen, city boy, I grew up on a fram and I know how framers talk" is CLASSIC! But here's the problem... even this simple program underlined "fram" in red (twice now) to let me know I'm not using a real word... (but not "framers" 'cuz that IS a real word if you don't rhyme it with "grammars")...

Haven't commented in awhile but have been enjoying the strips and commentary. Keep up the good work, Scott!

February 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBI Fan

The 'how framers talk' in panel three is what sells it.

February 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermendicant

The Framer in the dell.....The framer in the dell......Hi Ho the dairy-o, the framer in the dell

February 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBudMan

dun dun dun! a secind book! Huzzuah!

February 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIzzy

In a completely unrelated blog I was reading, they had a section about "Night hunting" in Bhutan, that had instructions for how to kidnap a girl from a neighbor's house (all in good fun of course).

The instructions were,
1. As soon as you get inside, go unlatch the front door from the inside. This way, you can get out easily and you know your way to the door.

2. Every year, each house has an annual ceremony to bless the house and all the people are invited. Pay attention to the layout of the house, so that moving through it in the dark will be easier.

3. If the wooden hinges are noisy at that house, pee on them. They won’t squeak later when you leave after a good catch.

4. If you hit your head in the dark, don’t say, “Ouch!”…Say,”Meoowww!”

February 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChris H.

*Next* book? You're assuming there's going to be a third? Wow, just wow. Whaddya gonna call this one, "The Framer In the Dell?"

Too funny, Scott. As always. Can't wait for the book :)

February 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterYes, I am Tubby

I don't care what you're writing, this is true 90% of the time.

February 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDominic

poor deluded Simon... thought he was the first to post but didn't know about the delay... time to send him back to the fram...

February 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBI Fan

This is funny! And real books are nice. They don't go down like web sites do, they give a person a chance to look at something other than a computer screen, you don't have to worry about the comics being taken off the web site.

February 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKris L

In my day job as an editor, I once had an author explain to me that she really did mean, "Wait just a minuet." Even trying to demonstrate a minuet didn't help, perhaps because I am a terrible dancer. I will now simply start singing "The Framer in the Dell" until they do it my way ... because my singing is even worse than my dancing, and therefore should work faster. Thank you!

February 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRebekah

Fram 4: Use of "their" is nonstandard but consistent and therefore forgivable.
Fram 1: Use of "they" is nonstandard and set painfully against a "he or she" earlier in the sentence. UNFORGIVABLE

February 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpefty

I think the punchline is the same as the first panel of "How To Tell If Somebody Is Dangerously Crazy"

February 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKev

I think technically you should have written "frammers" to transliterate what the character is presumably saying there. That said, the fact that you arguably managed to spell a word that doesn't exist wrong in writing this comic adds a lot of value.

February 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commentervandermonde

Great one Scott, lol sometimes I think you can read my mind hehehe.
Hope to get your second book soon, and some more after :)

February 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFrancesc

That is one relaxed webiste editor. Letting Simon's Motherf0cker comment through...

February 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMike Geordie Brown

Anyone with half a brian knows how framers talk.

February 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJason

The first bubble in the first panel already had me gasping for air. Needless to say, I had to find an oxygen tank for the rest of the comic.

Great comic, and please continue making them so great.

February 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVic

I laughed out loud when I saw the reference to one of the comments on the "How to talk to a farmer" comic.

July 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterK.

in box 2: i couldnt help but think: "that's what she said" to her: "Why, it's so big" comment.

::snicker snicker::

August 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarahJean

I seriously have to stop reading these while eating cereal and drinking coffee! Anyone know how to get Frosted Flakes off a computer keyboard?

January 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlin floyd

I bet that third panel came back to haunt you for your third book.

June 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRizz Rustbolt

I love how you mispelled dialogue in a comic about mistakes in your comics. If you did it accidentally, then you should be informed that dialogue is spelled wrong in the third frame. I am surprised I was the first to see that unless it is in fact deliberate.
Awesome comics Mr. Meyer! I have been catching up from the first one for days upon days. It's too easy to go right to the next comic!

November 11, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkyle

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