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Ooo, Rick got a zinger in on panel 3
*stroakes invisible beardPanel 4 seems to insinuate that Rick has plans...
I before E except when your left hand outpaces the right.
Good helath to you, then. Actually, I don't type any more, although not because Microsoft Windows has had speech speech recognition since Windows Vista. (And Windows XP Tablet Edition had had speech recognition before that.)
Panel 4 is kind of dark/grim, masquerading as a lighthearted joke. I like it. Also, Panel 3 ftw. Love it when Rick deals out Scott's comeuppance.
Look - stop whinging!
Just take the letters and arrange them however the hell you want, okay!
I'm going out!
Am I the only one that looked over the comic 3 or 4 times looking for intentional typos?
The last panel seems to imply that he'll be writing his own tombstone inscription. Do people get to do that? Because I've got some zingers I want to put on mine.
I sought misspellings, in the hope that you'd snuck a few in there as a sort of stealth joke. I found none.
i before e, except in most cases because that saying is it wrong more than it is right. Weird it is so accepted. Maybe it is a zeitgeist thing that so much weight is given to that saying. Just some neighbourly advice.
The funny part is realizing how meta this is, and exactly what it all means in that sense. You have been mockt.
Rick getting a double punchline? Norway, you can't be Syria?!
It was as if I could actually hear the bad acting in panel one. Well played.And I bet everyone thought they were so clever with their intentional misspellings in their comments.
It'll be the best tombstone inscription since Spike Mulligan ("I told you I was ill.")!
Panel 1: "Especially if it were many smart people, whom I want to please." The next BI should be, "How to Use the Subjunctive"!
"I look forward to reading it." Wow. Maybe the tastiest morsel of gentle mockery your strip has doled out to date! I look forward to using it.
That last panel is a gem
I could find no misspellings, but in Panel 1 the past tense ("if it was many smart people") appears where the subjunctive ("if it were many smart people") should.
I will now go set myself on fire in the parking lot because I felt strongly enough about the subjunctive to post a comment about it.
I would like to know: if someone (or, more likely, more than one) gives you a straightforward typo report (e.g. " 'yuo' should be spelt 'you' "), is that offensive or annoying? No mocking, no name-calling, just a simple notification.
I'm unlikely to do so myself, unless I happen to be the first to do so, because I can totally see how a *lot* of such notifications could be annoying. Anyway, I'm just curious.
Straightforward is always welcome. Especially if it's specific, like "yuo should be you in the narration of panel three." Formats that aren't as helpful: "yuo" (with no indication of where the error is) or "dude, I guess YUO don't know how to spell, har har!" Most of the typo comments don't see the public light of day, but I'll always let through ones that could go either way, like the subjunctive war that's just started. :) ~Missy
Indeed, I've always been of the opinion that people who care deeply about the subjunctive should self-immolate.
@ploeg: I notice you misspelled Spike Milligna's name.
Calls for self-immolation are unwarranted. No one cares deeply about the subjunctive.
Wilson's comment seems to indicate that Missy is the one who moderates the comments, it that true?And, yes Frank. I find myself to be outstandingly clever with my misspelings.
Indeed, I do the approving. ~Missy
I'm feeling a little dumb, for I am used to seeing a joke in each panel. The first panel seems like there must be a joke in what Scott and Missy are saying, but for the life of me I can't figure out what it is. Is he mocking Missy? Is he mocking us? Is Missy mocking Scott AND us? I looked for a deliberate typo for an embarrassingly long time and found none. I guess I'm dim today. Still, loved the comic, as I love all your comics.
I think it was Andrew Jackson who said that it was a dull man who knew only one way to spell a word
@passerby: for what it's worth (nothing), I'd heard that the reason the "i before e" rhyme is wrong so often is that we usually only hear the first half -- i before e except after c or when pronounced ay as in neighbor or weigh
In the first panel, to the degree that Scott is mocking anyone - not all humour, of course, is mocking, even in this comic - he is mocking himself. His self-deprecating humour is aimed at his own typing skills.
He is also having fun with the fact that occasionally his typos do make it into the comic, by pretending that it doesn't actually happen - it's something of an ironic wink to long-time, regular readers, who know that it does happen occasionally.
It's a bit like a person who (e.g.) trips a lot, saying to their friends, "It's a good thing I always manage to stay on my feet (har har)!" But perhaps rather less broad.
(Note: like any explanation of humour, this will not make it funny for you. It may, however, illuminate what was meant to be funny about it.)
Hey, just curious: Is "Meyer" pronounced like "Mayor" or "Myer"?
Typos happen all the time; everyone does it. The brain ignores them because at a glance it looks at the word as a whole, not at individual letters.
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