Frazz by Jef Mallett



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  1. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 7 months ago

    Use of quotes to emphasize paraphrasing.

  2. annieb1012

    annieb1012 said, 7 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, 7 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, 7 months ago

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

  5. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, 7 months ago

    Me, either. Bell rung means a head blow.

  6. Bdaysuit

    Bdaysuit said, 7 months ago

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

  7. jnik23260

    jnik23260 said, 7 months ago

    Coach probably thought the second reference was to having sex.

  8. insipient1

    insipient1 said, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 months ago

    How ‘bout ’jacked up’?
    Illegal these daze

  12. Papa Bear

    Papa Bear said, 7 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 said, 7 months ago

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

  14. Patrice52

    Patrice52 said, 7 months ago

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

  15. Yakety Sax

    Yakety Sax said, 7 months ago

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

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