Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 12 months ago

    Use of quotes to emphasize paraphrasing.

  2. annieb1012

    annieb1012 said, 12 months 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?

  3. annieb1012

    annieb1012 said, 12 months 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?

  4. thebird55

    thebird55 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

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

  5. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, 12 months ago

    Me, either. Bell rung means a head blow.

  6. Bdaysuit

    Bdaysuit said, 12 months ago

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

  7. jnik23260

    jnik23260 said, 12 months ago

    Coach probably thought the second reference was to having sex.

  8. insipient1

    insipient1 said, 12 months ago


    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.

  9. kroykali

    kroykali said, 12 months 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.

  10. Stratmanron

    Stratmanron said, 12 months 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.


  11. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    How ‘bout ’jacked up’?
    Illegal these daze

  12. Papa Bear

    Papa Bear GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months 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”.

  13. Papa Bear

    Papa Bear GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

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

  14. Patrice52

    Patrice52 said, 12 months ago

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

  15. Yakety Sax

    Yakety Sax said, 12 months ago

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

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