Fred Basset by Alex Graham

Fred Basset

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  1. tammyspeakslife

    tammyspeakslife GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Strimmed?

  2. Geoff Baines

    Geoff Baines said, about 3 years ago

    @tammyspeakslife

    This side of the pond, what you call “weed-whackers” are called lawn strimmers.

  3. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, about 3 years ago

    Time for a pint, more like

  4. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, about 3 years ago

    @Simon_Jester

    Light or dark? Made that mistake one time when in England. Nursed that pint all evening long(couldn’t see a bare light bulb through it) plus being room temperature made it quite a pint to swallow.

  5. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, about 3 years ago

    Divided by a common language

  6. GrimmaTheNome

    GrimmaTheNome said, about 3 years ago

    Makes more sense than ‘weed whackers’ as they’re mostly used to strim long grass in places you can’t mow, not for dealing with weeds.

    LOL’ in any form should be eschewed by grownups. Do not try to get down wiv da kids, it’s unbecoming. On NO account (other than illustrative, as here) type ‘lolz’.

  7. thomgeno

    thomgeno said, about 3 years ago

    roflmao

  8. Skyrider

    Skyrider said, about 3 years ago

    We call them “weed eaters”, which makes even less sense – you use them on grass, not weeds, and they certainly don’t eat any of the grass they cut (be nice if they did, though… would make the clean-up that much faster).

  9. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Perfect case in point: As part of my email signature I have a quote from Calvin and Hobbes: “Maybe we can make language a complete impediment to understanding.” DONE!

  10. Chickweed Fan

    Chickweed Fan said, about 3 years ago

    @Geoff Baines

    Thanks for the information. :)

  11. Chickweed Fan

    Chickweed Fan said, about 3 years ago

    I’ve also heard them called trimmers. That would include trimming grass and weeds.

  12. Makapo

    Makapo said, about 3 years ago

    My favorite term for them is whipper snipper, from an Australian fellow I believe.

  13. MurphyHerself

    MurphyHerself said, about 3 years ago

    What, no potted plants around that could use a drink??

  14. TrekkerMint

    TrekkerMint said, about 3 years ago

    Cup of tea.

  15. mbradleyc

    mbradleyc said, about 3 years ago

    We say a “cuppajoe” in some places, although that might be archaic. Refers to coffee, of course. But I know what a cuppa is.

    Actually Weed Eater is the name of the company that made some of the original machines. So it becomes synonymous with the device regardless of make and model.

    Like Kleenex, Clorox, Xerox. etc.

    Weedex?

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