Frazz by Jef Mallett

Frazz

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  1. annieb1012

    annieb1012 said, about 3 years ago

    I get the part about the quote marks, but I don’t get the joke. What does “getting one’s bell rung” mean, with and without quote marks?

  2. annieb1012

    annieb1012 said, about 3 years ago

    According to my extensive one-minute Internet search, “getting your bell rung” means getting hit very hard on the head, and maybe getting a concussion. What is it that is none of Caulfield’s business?

  3. thebird55

    thebird55 said, about 3 years ago

    I understand the phrase, but still don’t get it.

  4. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 3 years ago

    Me, either. Bell rung means a head blow.

  5. Bdaysuit

    Bdaysuit said, about 3 years ago

    Maybe it’s a different type of bell in the second frame.

  6. jnik23260

    jnik23260 said, about 3 years ago

    Coach probably thought the second reference was to having sex.

  7. insipient1

    insipient1 said, about 3 years ago

    @annieb1012

    Getting one’s “bell rung” during a particular hard hit in football, is when your cup protector malfunctions. In baseball, it’s a line drive to the crotch.

  8. kroykali

    kroykali said, about 3 years ago

    That’s what I took it to mean, quotation marks or not. When I was in phys-ed class in junior high, I took a blow to the “bell”, and as I was on the ground grabbing my crotch, the teacher came over to see if I was ok, and said “that’s what they call having your bell rung”. I’ve never known it to mean a blow to the head.

  9. Stratmanron

    Stratmanron said, about 3 years ago

    Punctuation is a VERY important differentiator – It can mean the difference between:

    We’re going to eat, Uncle Fred and
    We’re going to eat Uncle Fred.

    ;-)

  10. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, about 3 years ago

    How ‘bout ’jacked up’?
    Illegal these daze

  11. Papa Bear

    Papa Bear said, about 3 years ago

    As a fighter, having your bell rung was a hard hit to the head that dazed you. I’ve never heard it about getting hit in the “cup”.

  12. Papa Bear

    Papa Bear said, about 3 years ago

    We always called getting hit in the cup a “cup check”.

  13. Patrice52

    Patrice52 said, about 3 years ago

    “Getting your bell rung”
    Ding Dong Avon Calling!
    (If you know what I mean)

  14. Yakety Sax

    Yakety Sax said, about 3 years ago

    I believe he means “getting lucky” with a coed!

  15. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 3 years ago

    Caulfield, he would’ve had to lead with his head while tackling an oncoming artillery shell to miss THAT.

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