Frazz by Jef Mallett

Frazz

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  1. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 1 year ago

    Clichés become clichés because they are cliché.

  2. peterhuppertz

    peterhuppertz said, over 1 year ago

    I am confident that clichés become cliche because they’re used so often.
    Which probably indicates that, initially (before they got to be cliche), they were quite good in getting a thought across.

  3. Agent54

    Agent54 said, over 1 year ago

    Just repetitive, unless you are actually using a cliche.

  4. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 1 year ago

    I hope Caufield isn’t an only child….

  5. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Interesting. Despite the comic and the first two comments, my favorite dictionary lists “cliche” only as a noun. For an adjective they list only “cliched”.


    (Disclaimer: I resist using diacritical marks which the French use to remind themselves how their words used to be spelled. Join me in my crusade!)

  6. Wolf Emperor

    Wolf Emperor GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Self-parody on how clichéd the Mrs. Olsen/Caulfield “Are there any questions?” thing has become.

  7. rshive

    rshive said, over 1 year ago

    Thank you for sharing that with us.

  8. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 1 year ago

    This is a very advanced elementary school!

  9. ellisaana

    ellisaana GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Varnes

    He probably is. Or, he is an eldest child and is used to conversing with adults.

  10. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, over 1 year ago

    @Alexikakos

    Cliches often become cliches because they contain an element of truth.

  11. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 1 year ago

    pschearer: I am bothered by spell checks that think resumé should resume. Like the song says, “Resumé, resumé mucho”.

  12. paul brians

    paul brians said, over 1 year ago

    Oh dear. Like others of his generation Caulfield thinks that “cliché” is an adjective.

    http://public.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/cliche.html

  13. blather046047

    blather046047 said, over 1 year ago

    Mrs Olsen needs to start asking if there are any relevant questions.

  14. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, over 1 year ago

    Doesn’t a cliché have more of an element of universality to it? My sense of the word is that it refers to broad repetition, common overuse, by many, over time. Here, it’s just Mallett/Olsen/Caulfield repeating themselves. I mean, the usage here is a bit like saying, “Well, you know the old saying …” and then repeating something that was repeated, yes, but by a lone person.

  15. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @hippogriff

    REH-zoo-may versus ree-ZOOM is the biggest problem in my Critical of Diacriticals campaign. But few people have any problem with attache, cafe, naive, facade, protege, etc. The words that can be confusing (such as pate, expose, and resume; add the jots and tittles yourself) should really have been respelled into English when they were borrowed. Ah, if only they had asked me first!

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