Now I’m terrified of the chaos that’s going to ensue when I’m not around to stop it.
Harry Bliss is indeed superb, but other amazing cartoonists on this forum are John Allison (Bad Machinery), the late Richard Thompson (Cul de Sac) and Darby Conley (Get Fuzzy) – all of these can convey a wealth of meaning with a simple line . . .
They aren’t the only brilliant artists here, but they are the ones who leapt straight into my mind.
Sadly. I no longer have my notes (dumped all of my uni stuff several decades ago, but “gh” as an “f” sound is fairly common in English (eg “tough”, “rough”, “laugh” “draught”) and it may be that the vowel sound started off as a single vowel – short /a/ – and then evolved into a diphthong /au/.
The letters themselves could also have changed over time – for instance the long, narrow “s” which would now most probably be read as a lowercase “f”, and so on.
There has been a few changes over the last 500 years . . . and it continues (alas- I wish they would wait until I am dead before they start mucking about with this sort of stuff!)
Big Brother Is Watching You!
70 years of chain-smoking can do that to you.
Never bring a frog to a toad race.
But if they neither of them need the bathroom, how will either of them get a chance to sleep in the bed?
This site is one of the best for learning new things.
I knew she was an American – didn’t know she was from Brooklyn
< carefully fits monocle into right eye-socket >
< equally carefully fits second monocle into left eye socket >
< tilts bowler hat to jaunty angle >
< inserts carnation into buttonhole >
< twirls rolled umbrella >
Rroxxanna – I am ready to hit the town!