How to Select a Dish to Bring to an Office Potluck

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Reader Comments (74)

LOL, wow, Scott, what a way to start the new year! I guess everyone sobered up enough to be able to read.

I think you need to go back to squelching the posts with the grammar corrections.

Hope the holidays went will for you.

Oh, wish Missy a Merry Christmas for me. *mischievous grin*

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAC

It's also Chaise LONGUE (pronounced "chezz long", if you want another idea for a comic.

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMoon

Folks, if you post a comment about grammer that 43 other people have already pointed out, it doesn't make you smart. it makes you an asshole. funny as always. thanks scott.

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteranonymous

Scott, just a warning, I don't think your fans have made the New Year's Resolution to not be so critical about minor errors...

Great work as always!

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEric

God I love every comic in which the "Scott with his arms out and mouth wide open" appears (panel 4)... it's like he's summoning a demon

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

Oh, how I wish it were possible for you to be able to find these people, follow them around one day and obnoxiously point out each and every little slip they make. GEEZ!

I'm loving the image of a vegetarian giant too lazy to make cole slaw.. and someone pretending to be that giant :)

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercheryl

Starting off the New Year with a bang grammar Nazis. Freaking A....don't people read the previous posts to see whether or not their concern has been commented on?

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSpotremovr

Hey Scott,

You missed a sentence on the bottom of panel 2 - it should read "get a life you grammar trolls". If I were you, I would just start spelling everything the way it sounds, and tell everyone its your own language so whatever you put is automatically right. For xampl, u cood post a sentens lik this and say it wuz totaly corect!

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSolak

Brussels Sprouts.

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBerzee

I believe they're pronounced yd-nay

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterYA

Ok, as for the grammatical error in panel 2, which Scott has long since corrected, How do we know that the character who was speaking, Scott, knows the difference between 'to' and 'too'? That's dialogue. Leave it alone. People don't speak correctly and that's ok. So, when Scott the character makes a grammatical error its just dialogue. No bad. If Scott the cartoonist makes a mistake in the narrative portion of the strip, then sure bludgeon him mercilessly as he so richly may deserve. At any rate. At least I've learned not to read this strip while drinking anything lest it be blown out my nose with great force. Thanks again to Scott for making me laugh.

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterelyob

So how do you cook your Brussels Sprouts? Do you share recipes you pretend giant, you? With bacon is always good.

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulianna

It is 2011 now, not 2010. What is up with your copyright and why does it lie?

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCaleb

A great comic to kick off the new year!

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLuke314pi

I am revisiting the comments to continue expressing my utter rage and dissapointment at myself for being a grammar nazi ...

This is by far the best comic on the web, I shall now commit hari kiri with a semicolon

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBoatie

first time I have ever not laughed at a BI but at least you made the grammar nazis happy

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersillyus

I've read the word "Brussels" so many times now that it looks way funny.

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSlager

@Julianna, check out Scott's wife's blog, themissy.com. She's constantly posting recipes, and while I'm not a fan of the sprouts, if I were ever to try to prepare them myself, I would definitely try her recipe (mostly due to the plethora of other delicious recipes she's posted). Sorry I'm not linking the specific post; I'm like that vegetarian giant who's too lazy to... sort through her archives.

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBI Fan

wow, awesome comic. and so true of potlucks too.

and to all the people saying "i hate to be that guy" atleast three other people were "that guy" before you. mistake has been pointed out, now let us move on to more important things. Holy crap you guys i thought the copious amounts of drinking from the new year mellowed you out. guess the hangover migraine has made people more beechy.

Grammar nazis amuse me greatly, you don't do chat speak and get yelled at. can't win fer tryin'

January 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarginal

This reminds me of the story; about a guy that died from too much cabbage, corned beef, and beer.
He was trying this crazy diet where all you eat is corned beef and cabbage with beer to drink. His bedroom didn't have enough ventilation for his nightly effusions, and so he suffocated.

January 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpeoriagrace

I like them, too.

January 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterteiso

Those of us who love brussels sprouts are a minority, alas.

January 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoel

I love the logic in eating brussels sprouts. Not for taste or health reasons, just for the sake of imagination.

I LAFFED

January 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDan

Hi, I'm a pathetic loser who completely misses the point of a free webcomic, you've made an error in your grammar or something and I'm too big a dork to just let it slide. I probably correct anyone I talk to despite knowing exactly what they mean. (sad but I found that satisfying)

January 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrendan

Sorry Scott, that was definitely not a dig at you in panel 3. Keep up the good work, your a champion and it's the only thing that makes nightshift bareable.

January 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrendan

would the jolly green giants be a giant that eats cabbage? I could imagine him being too lazy to make coleslaw. He always seemed a bit of a drifter in my mind.

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterisiah

So this is to everyone who is asking about the copyright.... he explained last comic or the one before that... Here goes though. He submits the comics before the new year so they are always a "year behind" for a little while.

January 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterserano

Since "How to make a public service announcement" (http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2010/12/9/how-to-make-a-public-service-announcement.html) I've been waiting for the first comic of the new year to see how many people would point out and correct the copyright date. I was hoping for hundreds of identical comments! I'm sorely disappointed.

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoshua

You forgot an "s" in Panel 3. It should be "Brussels sprouts", not "Brussel sprouts".

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersnowyowl

you may find that Brussels, Belgium, in Dutch (one of the three official languages in Belgium) is actually Brussel...right, without the -s

January 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteranal anal anal

I'm going to bust on all the "Grammar Nazis" who *had* to point out the to/too typo, but didn't notice that the narrative in panel two ends with a preposition (an actual grammar error).

Scott, love your work.

March 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKim

My name is Brian. My brother's name is Russell. My dad is one of those people who can't even keep his loved ones' names straight. Guess what my brother got called four times a day!

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBaran

Yay! I live in Brussels! But I hate Brussels sprouts!

June 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStan March

I'm going to bust on all the "Grammar Nazis" who *had* to point out the to/too typo, but didn't notice that the narrative in panel two ends with a preposition (an actual grammar error).

I'm saddened to have to bust your happiness of being smarter than the rest of us — I get that too sometimes, but you stumbled upon a myth. A preposition may be at the end of the sentence unless it's unnecessary.

Also, "to"/"too" isn't a grammatical issue. It's a vocabulary issue. (BTW, what is the adverb of "vocabulary"?)

June 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStan March

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