Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson

Cul de Sac

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Not ecru?!?

  2. Linux0s

    Linux0s said, over 2 years ago

    Chartreuse chameleon really keeps you guessing.

  3. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Master’s level: finding rhymes for orange, silver, and purple.

  4. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Richard S. Russell

    None of these are rhymes. Only the Ecru Echidna matches the first two phonemes.

  5. ellisaana

    ellisaana GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Richard S. Russell

    Depending on pronunciation: Duck a l’orange can rhyme with melange.
    But, I have a friend who always pronounces orange as ‘o-ran-gee’ as in orangutan.

  6. ellisaana

    ellisaana GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Linux0s

    That is right up there with Azure Arachnids, Cobalt Curlews, Tangerine Tapirs and
    Puce Pachyderms.

  7. ellisaana

    ellisaana GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Richard S. Russell

    And some try to rhyme people with purple, but silver is a real stumper.

  8. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 2 years ago

    Mauve Muskrats?
    Crimson Cougars?(that could be a sports team … for all I know … it probably is!)

  9. WoodEye

    WoodEye GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Silver Liver…. ?

  10. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, over 2 years ago

    @WoodEye

    That’s assonance – also known as “getting the rhyme wrong” (Educating Rita).


    It is very advanced stuff.

  11. cdward

    cdward said, over 2 years ago

    I learn so much from this strip.

  12. GROG!

    GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    Silver sow?

  13. neatslob

    neatslob said, over 2 years ago

    They’re alliterations, not rhymes. Orange orangutan, silver seal, purple parrot.

  14. Rhododendron

    Rhododendron said, over 2 years ago

    An echidna is a spiny monotreme. If you ever want to insult a guinea pig or a brother-in-law, say something like, “Danders, you spiny monotreme!”

  15. WaitingMan

    WaitingMan said, over 2 years ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    I went to Cherry Hill (NJ) High School East (Class of ’71). The school color was crimson, the school mascot, the cougar.

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