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Friday, July 23, 2010

That damned Circle

What's Mallard raving about today?

Text Slang.

Yeah, you jerks. The speech police have spoken.

But, I want to make sure that SNAFU, ASAP, FYI and other acronyms that joined the language as words from letter writing or Email composition are totally OK. Right?


Faster, Harder, More Challenging GeoX said...

Hell would be totally unworkable under Tinsley, because in addition to texters, there'd have to be a circle for Soccer and a circle for vampires and a circle and a circle for "pop tarts" and a circle for makers of beer with fruit and a circle for those durn teenagers and on and on and ON and the whole thing would get so unwieldy it would just collapse under its own weight.

Anonymous said...

All I can say is WTF? LMAO at the thought Mallard thinks this is important. Maybe Tinshley should just STFU.

WV: Yeyend. As in "Yay, end of this crappy comic strip." If only...

wavydavy said...

Holy Flying Spaghetti Monster -- could his complaints get any more insipid and meaningless to anyone but this Tinzness? I thought curling was bad, but text slang?

What's next? Airplane food? I know there's no such thing any more, which makes a perfect target for Mallard, given his usual time delay.

WV: atesse. What people used to use in Tinkley's "good old days" before some damn hippie invented the @ symbol.

Rootbeer said...

Mallard makes a good point here about how modern conceptions of what "Hell" do not trace back to the authors of the Bible, and therefore to God himself, but rather come from an extraliturgical literary tradition, and if that dogmatic element is anthropogenic and subject to change over time, what other aspects of religious practice might that be true of...?

Sorry, no, I was mistaken. He's just whining about people who say something that I've never heard anybody say.

Frank Stone said...

"Ring in hell"? Oh, brother.

This is what happens when illiterates like Brucie try to make a literary reference.

DharmaPete said...

STFU, Mallard, you GD POS.

rewinn said...

"Stuff I Hate #435 In A Series" is not really very interesting.

Beef Wellington said...

Knowing Tinz, He probably thought Dante was the scary black guy down the street.

Ducky is Right said...

Would that circle be similar in location to the circle for people who drive drunk?
Please RSVP.

Kaitlyn said...

Saying it Beeteedubs is totally awesome. And I once woke up my sister while getting a DVD from her room, and she bolted up and said "OH EM GEE!!!"

OMG has totally entered my family's vocabulary (including my mother), and people say TMI all the time.

I realized a problem with my plans to have a comic. I couldn't think of anything I disliked enough to be at Tinz's level. See, I don't watch it if I don't want to. I don't read it if I don't want to. I do however, have petty gripes that a teeny part of the population will agree with (or even understand) - will that work?

EX - Isn't it annoying that NO copy of Guru has subtitled songs? And it is sooooooo hard to find information on Assamese movies, amirite?

exanonymous said...

Eh, wrong.
See, Mallard, your comment gets you a place below the surface of the River Styx where the sullen get to go. Other strips get some nice rounds with the lead cloaks given to the hypocritical.

Chet's comment on the other hand probably wouldn't bother Dante the liberal (considering much of his work was progressive and very counter to the conservative teachings of the church and authorities at the time) and just earn him the usual time in Purgatory. Probably extra time in the slothful ring for being too lazy to speak in words instead of abbreviations.

doubleyou-tee-eff said...

Or another ring in hell for (adult?) ducks that speak sentences in, like, questions?

Bill the Splut said...


There were to be 2 more days of SOCCER HATE! I WANTED 2 MORE DAYS OF SOCCER HATE!! That subject (soccer) NEEDS 2 more days of hate!


Kip W said...

In last year's local production of "Carousel," the director said that we townspeople needed to keep up a little infield chatter to help the appearance of reality. So the next time through, I put on a merry smile and said "Ell oh ell!"

(Silence). Oh, and then somebody tripped on a banana peel. (Whew!)