Comics about Infinitives

rogersgeorge on February 18th, 2017

A Quickie today. I harp on split infinitives every now and then (they’re okay to use) so I wasn’t going to use this comic, but then another one on the same day touched on the subject, so I can’t resist.

Brooke McEldowney of 9 Chickweed Lane is an erudite writer and comic artist, one of my favorites.

And Johnny Hart has been around for a century, at least. (Okay, I looked it up. Since 1958 for B.C.)

 

Okay, maybe this last one is about being a grammar nazi, but it does use an infinitive…

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Grammar Quiz?

rogersgeorge on February 6th, 2017

I have no idea why this is funny—I don’t know enough pop culture references, I guess. You have permission to explain it to me in the comments.

Dan Piraro does a good job of being bizarre in his Bizarro comic.

A Pair of Almost-Synonyms

rogersgeorge on January 18th, 2017

Darren Bell posts the occasional Candorville strip of the main character, Lemont, (who is a writer) correcting someone’s grammar. I have long held the opinion about the difference between “continual” and “continuous” expressed in this comic. It’s nice to see my opinion confirmed.

Two Kinds of Puns

rogersgeorge on January 16th, 2017

Several people have been credited with saying that puns are the lowest form of humor, but I suspect that’s because they couldn’t think of any themselves. Anyway, exact homonyms, words spelled differently but pronounced the same, are the fodder for the good kind of pun; slightly mispronounced words make the other kind of pun. Here’s a comic (Soup to Nutz) from January 11 with the good kind:

Stephan Pastis, he of Pearls before Swine is pretty good at producing the other kind. That’s him wrapped with dynamite.

Remember Diagramming Sentences?

rogersgeorge on January 14th, 2017

I’m still in lazy mode; another easy one for me. See if you can correct Yoda’s diagram for him.