Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson

Cul de Sac

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Not ecru?!?

  2. Linux0s

    Linux0s said, 12 months ago

    Chartreuse chameleon really keeps you guessing.

  3. wecatsgocomics

    wecatsgocomics said, 12 months ago

    I had never heard of an echidna. I had to Google it.

  4. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months 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, 12 months 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, 12 months ago

    @Linux0s

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

  7. ellisaana

    ellisaana GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Richard S. Russell

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

  8. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, 12 months 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, 12 months ago

    Silver Liver…. ?

  10. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, 12 months ago

    @WoodEye

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


    It is very advanced stuff.

  11. cdward

    cdward said, 12 months ago

    I learn so much from this strip.

  12. Citizen GROG!

    Citizen GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    Silver sow?

  13. neatslob

    neatslob said, 12 months ago

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

  14. Rhododendron

    Rhododendron said, 12 months 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, 12 months 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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