How to Talk "All Fancy-Like"

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Reader Comments (43)

Fantastic. Also, little known fact - BI is one of the very few websites that gets through the vicious internet filters of the Australian Army. Personally, I think it's because they don't WANT to block it...

June 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPTE Who?

Indubitably! One of my favourite words!

June 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEMC2

Does Scott watch so you think you can dance?

June 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjulius caesar

Hilarious and mind-expanding, as usual.

June 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick


lol, I enjoyed this one! And as I always say "one should never engage in social intercourse whilst masticating".

June 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJawfin

All faith is now restored in you. Bravo.

Excellent use of the word "malingering".

June 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Chosen One

Wow, panel two soooo describes me, and situations my boss assigns to me for 'customer relations!' (My boss and I have even had similar conversations, though he would at least use 'well' instead of 'good.')

The first line in panel 3 actually works even if it were the only line in that panel.

The whole strip is great, by the way... a four-panel win!

June 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCR

I thoroughly enjoyed the latter two panels. Splendid work, sir!

June 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLummox JR

My girlfriend figured out that when I'm using weasel words, I'm hiding something. I can only hope that my friends won't wise up as well.

June 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFlint_A

Sadly, the very act of using "fancy" words usually obfuscates the meaning, simply because few other people appreciate having a varied and precise vocabulary.

June 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

Another capital comic, Sir Scott. Kudos.

June 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnother Rob

I shall forthwith cease to use the term 'procrastinate' in favor of 'malinger'.

June 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMicky

"Speak well", not "talk well!"

Couldn't help myself.

June 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSaltyGrease

Heh - where the first and second panels join, you look like a Siamese Twin Scott. :D

June 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSatanam in computatrum

That last panel was the best ever... I'm going to remember to use that next time someone accuses me of procrastinating.

June 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFae

"A procrastinator intends to do something, eventually."

Bravo, that made me guffaw rather explicitly. Another fine comic, sir!

June 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew

I just found out I'm not, in fact, procrastinating. Thank you for informing me! Probably bad news for someone, though.

June 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKasper

An excellent comic sir! Panel one is just capital.

June 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRob Powell


June 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStevens

The final line is incredibly good.

June 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterfat Tony

A capital comic! Even the title got me laughing.

June 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBoffo

I always used my advances vocabulary to mess with people when my sister was young she'd tell my father I was big wording at her. :)

June 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMe

May I extend my most sincere contrafibularities on authoring such a frasmotic comic.

June 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEdmund

"You can't help yourself."

So true in so many ways.

June 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Silberstein

Me like comic. It brainy.

June 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOgg the Poker


June 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBoris

Extraordinarily risible! Kudos!

June 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMr. D


You keep saying that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

June 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPeter

Another useful alternative to 'procrastinate' is 'perendinate.'

June 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaa

Excellent, avery single panel very well written, thank you!

June 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlexalcan

I like the double meaning in the last line of the second panel.

June 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterForrest

Ha, this was great XD. Maybe my favorite Basic Instructions ever, and I've read them all :P.

June 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSammy

A cerebral and enlightening offering, my good sir, the joy it has wrought marred solely by the wearisome echolalia of the ensuing flurry of comments. One might hope such a piece would inspire more innovative explorations of the endless delights of the English tongue in its readership. Come, brothers! Throw off the dullardry seemingly ubiquitous to the internet comment board and let us revel in the sesquipidalian majesty of our modern lingua franca!

In summary - contrafibularities, indeed. Shitloads of them.

June 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

There is not no one who can't not fail to not like this comic.

June 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFormerHostage

Ladies, when you don't feel like shaving you can were slacks. This has been acceptable since the Second World War. We men cannot throw on a pair of face pants. We can grow a beard which takes one to two weeks to go from "unshaven hobo" to "that beard makes you look old". As for your "personal area"; remember the mouth? Every. Day.

June 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChuck

Don't usually comment, but I love love panel 4. I'm a malingerer of the highest order.

June 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterandipandi

LOL~ great post!
by the way, i've just noticed that your client looks really like Roy Khan, singer of Kamelot. Do you know him?

June 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkal

Nice Blackadder reference, Edmund.

June 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCR

Such a great post to read ! I really enjoyed this post as because of all fancy like communication.

Thank you so much for this nice sharing : )

June 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKarthik

BI might get through the Australian army restrictions but it doesn't make it through the Great firewall of China. I have to view it through illigal firewall breaking software. So Scott's helping the revolution.

June 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMatt
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