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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for February 16, 2015

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member about 6 years ago

    Wasn’t Snorky the keyboard player for the Banana-Splits?

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    KZ71  about 6 years ago

    This is EXACTLY the topic of an article I just read today… English just doesn’t have those words!

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member about 6 years ago

    @KZ71Well, thanks to Hobbes, now it does.

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    emjaycee  about 6 years ago

    To us Northeasterners, there is the different smells of burning leaves on a clear September day, another for a cool October day, another for being in the local lodge house. A different scent for each of wet burns in October versus November days, another for OHLYSH!!!!!T DRY OCTOBER GONNA BURN DOWN THE CORNFIELDS DAY and late November draw late leaf-peepers in to buy the last minute pumpkins for Thanksgiving (and all of the discounted Halloween salt and pepper shakers for next year).

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    nos.nevets  about 6 years ago

    And that’s with a stuffed nose.

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    orinoco womble  about 6 years ago

    @KZ71 (reply not working again today): No but we have all those onomatopoeia for sounds. Can’t have it all y’know.

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    bluram  about 6 years ago

    This cartoon was made possible with help of the Watterson’s Animal Dictionary for C&H Fans.

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    GrimmaTheNome  about 6 years ago

    Of course animals don’t think in words – and we think non-verbally far more than a lot of people realise.

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    nikolatasche  about 6 years ago

    Nice

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    DrDavy2000  about 6 years ago

    ’Twas brillig!

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    rentier  about 6 years ago

    Hobbes uses unknown words!

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    nikolatasche  about 6 years ago

    Nice

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    Vonne Anton  about 6 years ago

    Am I weird if smells have different colors?

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    library_dean  about 6 years ago

    Everyone is focused on “snorky” while I’m still shocked by Calvin’s use of “evocative.” He must make straight A’s in his vocabulary class at school.

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    Susie Derkins :D  about 6 years ago

    Feel the burn.

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    PoodleGroomer  about 6 years ago

    You should hear the words they use to describe a bathroom.

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    dflak  about 6 years ago

    Actually the English language does have a number of words for smell: aroma, whiff, stench, odor, fragrance, bouquet, waft, stink, reek, sniff to name a few.

    The average woman’s sense of smell is 10 times more sensitive than the average man. This probably explains why men can “hang out” in locker rooms and are willing to sniff that carton of milk that’s been in the back of the fridge since the Carter Administration to see if it’s still fresh.

    Smell was one of the first senses to evolve. Animals communicated by leaving chemical trails. Smell is interpreted in the most primitive part of the human brain. That may be why there is such a strong link between smells and memories.

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    dsom8  about 6 years ago

    Yellow to me is probably yellow to you, but how can we tell that what’s brunky to me isn’t snorky to you? And why is brambish green to me but orange to you?

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    Karaboo2  about 6 years ago

    Snorky? Brunky? Something smells fishy to me.

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    Mrstaggart  about 6 years ago

    my child’s shoes have that brunky, snorky smell!

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    JanCinLV  about 6 years ago

    There are different smells depending on what’s burning. A wood fire is different from a brush fire which is different again from a house fire (drywall/sheet rock really stinks when it burns!).

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    nikolatasche  about 6 years ago

    Interesting

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    neverenoughgold  about 6 years ago

    In our neighborhood, the smell of burning leaves is almost nonexistent! Most communities forbid leaf burning…

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    romart1  about 6 years ago

    The squinchy sound of walking in fresh snow is so much nicer than the squooshy sound of walking in slushy snow

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    BRI-NO-MITE!! Premium Member about 6 years ago

    The Utah legislature is trying to ban burning wood in fireplaces.

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    Number Three  about 6 years ago

    I’m strange because I love smells which other people hate. E.g. Paint.

    xxx

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    nikolatasche  about 6 years ago

    Interesting

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    Pthhht!  about 6 years ago

    Amazing how even a stuffed animal can detect more smells than a human.

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    nikolatasche  about 6 years ago

    I like this one

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    Malcolm Hall  about 6 years ago

    Acrid, skunky, musty, fruity, putrid, decay, fruity, peaty, but I admit, the words we have are for pretty strong odors.

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