Phoebe and Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson

Phoebe and Her Unicorn

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  1. Neo Stryder

    Neo Stryder said, almost 3 years ago

    Shouldn’t it be “Alicorn”?

  2. Nordrike

    Nordrike said, almost 3 years ago

    Alicorn!

  3. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, almost 3 years ago

    How odd … one of the Nasca lines in North America! Could it be a landing site for … space unicorns?

  4. R.U. Kidding

    R.U. Kidding said, almost 3 years ago

    OK, everyone out there who believes in telekinesis raise my hand.

  5. Xodiac

    Xodiac said, almost 3 years ago

    What is that bit on the tip of the alicorn’s horn? I can’t really tell what it is. Is ali-Marigold spearing a pizza?

  6. Robotech_Master

    Robotech_Master said, almost 3 years ago

    Technically, “alicorn” is properly the word for the unicorn’s horn. I’m not sure how it gained the meaning creep of also referring to winged unicorns, too, but everyone seems to use it that way.

  7. EvilFairy

    EvilFairy said, almost 3 years ago

    @Robotech_Master

    I’d be interesting in knowing how that shift happened as well. The earliest occurrence of using ‘alicorn’ for a winged unicorn I know of for sure was in Piers Anthony’s 1984 novel “Bearing an Hourglass.”

    Also, re: Zodiac, I believe that’s a halo. With the wings, Marigold is still making a snow angel…but a unicorn snow angel. Which is, of course, a much better and sparklier variety.

  8. spottycat

    spottycat said, almost 3 years ago

    So true. It has definitely acquired that meaning in the MLP:FIM fandom. Marigold is still awesome.

  9. Q4horse

    Q4horse said, almost 3 years ago

    Alright, it snowed. Can they go snowboarding (or sledding at the least) now?

  10. Q4horse

    Q4horse said, almost 3 years ago

    I wonder if Marigold can ice skate as well as she roller skates?

  11. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, almost 3 years ago

    Great job Unicorn!

  12. Hag5000

    Hag5000 said, almost 3 years ago

    Is there anything unicorns can’t do?

  13. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, almost 3 years ago

    I always thought the proper spelling ought to be “allicorn.” Likened to “alligator.” What’s up with that?

  14. Jonathan K.

    Jonathan K. said, almost 3 years ago

    Happy Twelfth Day of Christmas, everyone.

    I have a theory concerning the definition of alicorn:
    It may have its basis in the word ala (plural: alae), meaning “a wing or a wing-like anatomic process or part.” – (from Webster’s Dictionary)

    ala

    + unicorn = alicorn, or winged unicorn.

    As I said, this is only a theory, not a fact.

  15. mikel52

    mikel52 said, almost 3 years ago

    @R.U. Kidding

    That’s funny. Is it raised yet?

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