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Subject: Woah, today's 'Pearls Before Swine' rss

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I'm a big fan of the artist's irreverent, sarcastic, sometimes jolting humor, but this one really surprised me.

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I don't know where it came from but I'm seeing "woah" a lot recently. I saw a usage plot (which I can't find) where it was almost as common as "whoa." In books, though, "whoa" is still the preferred spelling.



There's no disagreement on how to spell "pedant" though.


Edit: I see now the Ngram plot only goes to 2000, so it probably doesn't reflect the recent rise of the "woah."
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Is it only me that notices the evil crocs appear to be Mexican?
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slatersteven wrote:
Is it only me that notices the evil crocs appear to be Mexican?

Probably not, but it's not correct. The origin of the crocs has been a mystery forever. People assign all sorts of origins to them, and in the one strip where they said where they were from it was obscured in some way, I can't remember the exact gag.


 
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The people who need the message the most will just say "Ha! He sure skewered those crazy Muslims!"
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Interesting. I figured if any of them was going to come out as atheist it would have been Rat (although he might also be).
 
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The Black Island (Drew posted a panel from it above), The Crab with the Golden Claws, and The Blue Lotus are all great Tintin books.
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MikePustilnik wrote:
The Black Island (Drew posted a panel from it above), The Crab with the Golden Claws, and The Blue Lotus are all great Tintin books.

stay away from Tintin au Congo.
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Brickmaster wrote:
I'm a big fan of the artist's irreverent, sarcastic, sometimes jolting humor, but this one really surprised me.



If you are saying that people use religion as an excuse to do bad things that their baser instincts are pushing for than you will get no argument from me.


I still believe in God as that is more of a statement on human nature than it is about the existence of God.
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Erik17 wrote:
I don't know where it came from but I'm seeing "woah" a lot recently. I saw a usage plot (which I can't find) where it was almost as common as "whoa." In books, though, "whoa" is still the preferred spelling.



There's no disagreement on how to spell "pedant" though.


Edit: I see now the Ngram plot only goes to 2000, so it probably doesn't reflect the recent rise of the "woah."


I can't link the iframe here, but here's the data up til 2008, which is as far as Google nGram viewer goes:
https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=woah%2Cwhoa&ye...

(I wrote a script for a colleague of mine that looked up like 10,000 words and their usage over the years for some linguistics project. Culturomics is a really nifty service.)
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Erik17 wrote:

There's no disagreement on how to spell "pedant" though.


Sssshhhhh, don't tell Dar!

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/8635014#8635014
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she2 wrote:
Erik17 wrote:

There's no disagreement on how to spell "pedant" though.


Sssshhhhh, don't tell Dar!

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/8635014#8635014

Or Chapel.

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