Brewster Rockit by Tim Rickard

Brewster Rockit

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  1. Chris Maple

    Chris Maple said, 8 months ago

    It hasn’t been that long since TMI meant Three Mile Island.

  2. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, 8 months ago

    So tell the NSA to … hmmm … can I actually post profane initials?

  3. holdma

    holdma GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    I LOVE it.
    What does the PL stand for in the second frame?

  4. cdward

    cdward said, 8 months ago

    ^I am guessing it means Platoon Leader in this context. I seriously doubt he means public library.

  5. James Zuber

    James Zuber said, 8 months ago

    It’s “P I .”, not PL. (Private Investigator)

  6. A Common 'tater

    A Common 'tater said, 8 months ago

    @holdma

    So I gather you’re actually being mildly ironic. How can you love something when you’ve no idea what it is or means? I’ve hated acronyms since the late 60s, when computer (so-called) experts used acronyms for everyday objects, that the hoi polloi didn’t understand, simply to make themselves appear superior. Why is it necessary to use acronyms? We have electronic keyboards, with copy paste facilities. Acronyms are totally ambiguous anyway – LOL, Laughing out loud or Lots of love.
    PL – Please, Poland, plans, polish, Public library, Premier League, parking lot, Public law, oh who gives a damn? The only useful purpose of acronyms and abbreviations is to reduce the number of characters you use in a text message, to someone who even understands them. Not in everyday usage, and especially not in verbal usage. It’s unnecessarily pretentious.
    Gently sliding off my soap-box, having finally vented my spleen, Winky pun intended. Thank you for listening.

  7. Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )
  8. Josh Lyons

    Josh Lyons said, 8 months ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    Sure and if I find out what you said, you’ll still get a harsh reprimand.

  9. oldwolf1951

    oldwolf1951 said, 8 months ago

    @A Common ’tater
    I get you on that. Acronyms have always irritated me. Never could pass a school test on those lists. The aircraft manufacturing company I worked for at one time started talking about one of their new software products they were going to market with called ATM. I wondered what airplanes had to do with banking. All the article talked about was ATM. I finally found the one place in the article where it was called Air Traffic Management. Sheesh!

  10. beisler

    beisler said, 8 months ago

    Like the address 110 St. James St. Is that Street James Street, or Saint James Saint? It can’t be Saint James Street since you would be using the same short form for different words. How stupid would that be?

  11. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, 8 months ago

    PDQ, FIGMO, OMGIF, SNAFU, FSP, WTF, WTH, HUH,
    LSMFT, 6L6, 5U4, 12AT7, ETC.

  12. westny77

    westny77 said, 8 months ago

    Ah computer lingo or secret code. Just like learning a second language.

  13. packratjohn

    packratjohn said, 8 months ago

    @oldwolf1951

    ATM? Surely you mean Asynchronous Transmission Mode. See, it all comes down to what it means to you.

  14. packratjohn

    packratjohn said, 8 months ago

    I know we decided it’s “PI”, but on the “PL” subject; that always meant Private Line, a Motorola two-way radio term.

  15. packratjohn

    packratjohn said, 8 months ago

    It just dawned on me, you’re confusing acronyms with abbreviations. An acronym is an abbreviation that becomes a word, such as NASA or POP or UNICEF. Some word can be truncated and merged to form acronyms. LOL, TMI, NSA aren’t acronyms, merely abbreviations. How do you pronounce FYI?
    So, is this TMI?

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