Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller

Non Sequitur

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  1. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, 9 months ago

    “to text”, as a verb, is obviously an example of the constant change in the English language. Unfortunately, in my opinion, this change has just added to the difficulty of understanding Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Raymond Chandler, Agatha Christie, Harlan Ellison, J.R.R. Tolkien, etc. etc. etc…..

  2. Baucuva

    Baucuva said, 9 months ago

    I miss it also.

  3. somebodyshort

    somebodyshort said, 9 months ago

    I used that artificial intelligence line yesterday and look what popped up today

  4. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 9 months ago

    @Alexikakos

    Shakespeare is hard to read in the English of his time.

  5. watmiwori

    watmiwori said, 9 months ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    You think Shakespeare is hard, try Chaucer!

  6. cdharding

    cdharding GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    WHAN that Aprille with his shoures soote
    The droghte of Marche hath perced to the roote,
    And bathed every veyne in swich licour,
    Of which vertu engendred is the flour;
    Whan Zephirus eek with his swete breeth
    Inspired hath in every holt and heeth
    The tendre croppes, and the yonge sonne
    Hath in the Ram his halfe cours y-ronne,
    And smale fowles maken melodye,
    That slepen al the night with open ye,
    (So priketh hem nature in hir corages:
    Than longen folk to goon on pilgrimages,
    And palmers for to seken straunge strondes,
    To ferne halwes, couthe in sondry londes;
    And specially, from every shires ende
    Of Engelond, to Caunterbury they wende,
    The holy blisful martir for to seke,
    That hem hath holpen, whan that they were seke.

  7. Gigantor

    Gigantor said, 9 months ago

    @Alexikakos

    How about the deviation in meaning even over the last few years? Once upon a time, people would have looked at you funny if you said you would “text” an “image.” It’s an oxymoron.

  8. Dogsniff

    Dogsniff said, 9 months ago

    Depends on what context you’re using it in.

  9. Seiko

    Seiko said, 9 months ago

    @Alexikakos

    That’s funny, Harlan’s analyst said the same thing about him…

  10. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, 9 months ago

    @Alexikakos

    Could be worse, they could be planning to have a “gay, old time” (like that prehistoric cartoon family).

  11. watmiwori

    watmiwori said, 9 months ago

    @dukedoug

    And the term ‘Gay 90s’ used to mean something different than
    it does now….

  12. INGSOC

    INGSOC GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Do what thou wilt..

  13. Linguist

    Linguist said, 9 months ago

    Language is a movable feast. The richness and variety constantly shifts and changes with the times and usage.
    The electronic media has, by the necessity of the limitation of characters in a text, caused a dramatic shift in our communication skills – not necessarily for the better !

  14. Varnes

    Varnes said, 9 months ago

    Just the fax, Ma’am: Joe Friday

  15. Puddlesplatt McLearn

    Puddlesplatt McLearn said, 9 months ago

    @watmiwori

    if you think that’s hard ?

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