Frazz by Jef Mallett

Frazz

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  1. Jenn

    Jenn said, about 2 years ago

    Caulfield really does need to evolve in a positive direction.
    M-A-T-U-R-E would’ve been a better word.

  2. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    “Manure” isn’t pronounce in a way that’s parallel to “picture” OR “mature”…

    And “conure” and “conjure” sound similar…. but nothing like “manure.”

    Welcome to English, those who are trying to learn it.

  3. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, about 2 years ago

    I thought hitting your thumb with a hammer gives you a sour thumb though.

  4. ReneTray

    ReneTray said, about 2 years ago

    @Jenn

    Very defintely yes.

  5. The Old Wolf

    The Old Wolf GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Did he pronounce it “Maytcher”?

  6. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    ne7… it could go on for hours…
    Don’t even START on “ough”
    cough
    bough
    though
    through
    enough
    (slough can rhyme with BOTH of the last two…)
    thought
    which BTW rhymes with caught
    taut
    but not drought..
    …. my brain hurts…

  7. runar

    runar said, about 2 years ago

    What three-letter word makes a different word when combined with the following letters:

    C
    D
    L
    R
    SW
    ?

    Is there another way to spell ghoti?

  8. griffon88

    griffon88 said, about 2 years ago

    @runar

    I don’t have time to figure out your first question, but another way to spell ‘ghoti’ is ‘fish’.

  9. runar

    runar said, about 2 years ago

    “The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don’t just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.”

    — James Nicoll

  10. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Was Caulfield’s dog named Phydeaux?

  11. emjaycee

    emjaycee GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Mouse => Mice
    Louse => Lice
    House =/>Hice

    Tooth => Teeth
    Booth =/> Beeth

    Goose => Geese
    Moose =/> Meese

  12. malendil

    malendil said, about 2 years ago

    @ne7minder55

    I wonder about this too. I am not native English and during my questionably successful attempts to learn this language, I realised that it is (they are) two different languages. The written English and the spoken English have some obscure, twisted relatedness, but clearly not the same language. :)

  13. J Ba

    J Ba said, about 2 years ago

    @malendil

    Not mentioning US English v British English v International English :)

  14. Varnes

    Varnes said, about 2 years ago

    runar, great quote…Susan, I used to teach English as a second language to folks from around the world……..Pronunciation drove them crazy….Why? Why? they would ask….Sometimes I would just apologize on behalf of English speakers everywhere…

  15. jessegooddoggy

    jessegooddoggy said, about 2 years ago

    Eddie Izzard’s award winning “Dress to Kill” has a great segment on the difference in British and English pronunciations of several words…laugh out loud funny. I have watched it 20, 30 times, laughing all the way through. Netflix it!!

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