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This was originally posted on dawful.com an italian comics' strips website.

It was translated by me, so whoever's native language is English should feel free to correct the pun if it isn't worded in the right manner (the general sense is still understable though).



Edit: worded as gdkapus suggested.
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'Inverse' might be a better word than 'contrariwise'.
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gdapkus wrote:
'Inverse' might be a better word than 'contrariwise'.


I'll change it
 
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I don't think 'inverse' works. or if it does I'm not getting it.
 
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I get it! (I looked up the definition for contrariwise)
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SaiSaysPlayGo wrote:
I get it! (I looked up the definition for contrariwise)


Do you think 'contrariwise' works better then?
 
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saraccog1 wrote:
SaiSaysPlayGo wrote:
I get it! (I looked up the definition for contrariwise)


Do you think 'contrariwise' works better then?


'Reverse' is probably better than 'inverse', but I think both work.
 
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saraccog1 wrote:
Do you think 'contrariwise' works better then?


No, that's archaic. No modern English speaker would use 'contrariwise'.

'Reverse werewolf' is probably better than 'inverse'.
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Inverse works best, I think, cause most people can get the joke without a dictionary, and Reverse Werewolf make sit sound like that the main character becomes a human on the full moon.
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Snaak wrote:
I'm not getting it.


A normal ww sees a full moon and turns into a giant wolf.
This reverse ww sees a full wolf and turns into a big moon.

It's funny and shocking because it's a reverse of expectations.
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It's also funny because it flies in the face of expectation not just once, but two times. First, the surprised lady parses his statement of being a "reverse werewolf", but even that weirdness is not correct. Because this guy is not only a run of the mill human-in-moonlight reverse ww, but is actually something even more ridiculous and unexpected.
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Snaak wrote:
I'm not getting it.


Don't worry. It took me a LONG time to get it. At first I thought he turned the wolf into the moon.

Also, I hadn't seen the word "contrariwise" since Lewis Carroll.
 
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ChickenSedan wrote:
Snaak wrote:
I'm not getting it.


Don't worry. It took me a LONG time to get it. At first I thought he turned the wolf into the moon.

Also, I hadn't seen the word "contrariwise" since Lewis Carroll.


Seeing the face on the upper left part of the moon helps. It also reminded me of the evil moon in Majora's Mask.
 
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Ziilch wrote:
saraccog1 wrote:
SaiSaysPlayGo wrote:
I get it! (I looked up the definition for contrariwise)


Do you think 'contrariwise' works better then?


'Reverse' is probably better than 'inverse', but I think both work.


I like 'reverse' the most ('vice versa' would be my favorite, but it's cumbersome)
 
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I like contrawise, but I understand I'm in the minority here.
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ChickenSedan wrote:

Also, I hadn't seen the word "contrariwise" since Lewis Carroll.


BlackSheep wrote:

No, that's archaic. No modern English speaker would use 'contrariwise'.


I won't use it anymore
 
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saraccog1 wrote:
ChickenSedan wrote:

Also, I hadn't seen the word "contrariwise" since Lewis Carroll.


BlackSheep wrote:

No, that's archaic. No modern English speaker would use 'contrariwise'.


I won't use it anymore


I think it's due for a revival.
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ChickenSedan wrote:
saraccog1 wrote:
ChickenSedan wrote:

Also, I hadn't seen the word "contrariwise" since Lewis Carroll.


BlackSheep wrote:

No, that's archaic. No modern English speaker would use 'contrariwise'.


I won't use it anymore


I think it's due for a revival.


Only, it doesn't fit in this instance, as it is an adverb and not an adjective.
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I like inverse. I got it.

anyway, no matter what word you use it was a cute cartoon.
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