Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for January 27, 2011
Goat: What are you doing? Rat: Editing the dictionary. I'm crossing out words we don't need anymore and replacing them with ones we do. The first to get the axe was 'fortnight.' Goat: What's wrong with 'fortnight'? Rat: Unnecessary. Normal people say 'two weeks.' It's only purpose is to make pompous people feel pompouser. Goat: Since when is 'pomposer' a word? Rat: Since it replaced 'fortnight.' Goat: You are not replacing 'fortnight.' Rat: Whoa. You're sounding pompouser and pompouser.