I’ve been knitting for over 60 years, and no knitter I’ve ever known holds the needles upside down like that while knitting!
This alludes to a poem by Stevie Smith — here’s a link to the Wikipedia article about it:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Not_Waving_but_Drowning
We lived in Eugene, Oregon (where Jan Eliot lives) and saw the strip for a few years before it was syndicated in 1995. Here’s what her page in Wikipedia says:
She created a previous strip known as Patience and Sarah, which enjoyed a run of five years in 10 publications.
Her next comic strip was called Sister City. This weekly strip appeared in the Eugene, Oregon, The Register-Guard for five years before the name was changed to Stone Soup in November 1995, when it became nationally syndicated by Universal Press Syndicate/Universal Uclick.
Mike Thompson — do one on the telephone answer, “Listen carefully, as our menu options have changed!” I have heard that SO often from SO many companies.
Saying “ATM Machine” translates to “Automatic Teller Machine Machine.”
This is one of my pet peeves. SO many companies start their answering machine message with this, and keep it on for years. It’s exasperating.
Things haven’t changed much since that cartoon first appeared. One thing that I keep noticing is that a lot of places ALWAYS say at the first, “Listen carefully, as our menu options have changed.” But as far as I can tell, they HAVEN’T changed!
She needs to use the word “questionnaire” for what she fills out to take the “survey.” Surveys use questionnaires to gather their data.
But where is the caption? “Gordon Ramsey” seems to be the real identification, not the funny line….
Artist Wood’s sister, and their dentist were models.