Susan 馃悵 Rooks, The Grammar Goddess

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Fido's Friday Funday, September 9

dog days
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Thursday casual Friday

So here we are in another week, on another Friday, and the "Dog Days" as they're called in the U.S. have not left us quite yet. For those who aren't up on American slang, dog days usually refer to the hot and humid days of summer, which is when most of us -- dogs included -- lie around and do nothing. And we're due for another round of HOT air and high temps, even though it's September!聽

So, for those readers who are still in summer mode -- or those who are moving towards summer -- I offer you these cartoons for your amusement. And if it's hot where you are, laugh gently.聽

聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 Yes, I am old enough to remember these. Are you?


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alliterative film synopses
shark snacking spoils


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renowned rich recluse
rambled “rosebud”
5 | brooding
abandoned alien barkee
accepts asylum among befuddled by
adolescent s and beloved'’s beseeching
awaits alternate because borders
ascension breached by Berlin

© Ton Atkinson, Wrong Hands + gocomics. comlwrong-hands + wronghands1. com

This comic strip appears in many newspapers in the U.S., and it's one of my favorites. I love the alternate meanings for the acronyms we often take for granted!

Detention Form




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Brush Up on Your
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聽 聽 聽 聽 Now can we find something else to argue about, please?


聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 And for those cat-loving readers:


聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 And saving the BEST for last -- from James Saelzer!


Which one made you laugh the most?


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These are fun Susan. I love the feline masterworks.

Nick Mlatchkov

5 years ago #12

'which is when most of us -- dogs included -- lie around and do nothing' - That might've been true in 19th century, not today

John Rylance

5 years ago #11

Susan I seem to have moved from the dark side. Now off to track down my flavours of pollen. Hope to find more fun things as well as the serious ones of course.
And the same to you, Laura Mikolaitis!
So glad you enjoyed the funnies, Graham Edwards! Have a wonderful weekend!
Sometimes it just works out that way, Paul \! Enjoy!

Graham馃悵 Edwards

5 years ago #7

Thanks for making me laugh on this Friday Susan Rooks

Kevin Pashuk

5 years ago #6

I was positive it meant "Wow! That's Fantastic!!!"
Now there's a way of reading that which hadn't occurred to me, Ken Boddie! Thanks for the laugh!
Thanks, Praveen Raj Gullepalli! Oh look! :-)

Randy Keho

5 years ago #3

Great job Susan Rooks. I saw your intro to this in the Lumpy Kindgdom. If you click on relevant, a beBee sign-up screen appears.
My pleasure, Dilma Balbi! Yes, the "Dog Days of Summer" is a well-known phrase here in the U.S., and I'm happy to share it with you and others. Your temps are exactly what these days refer to! Thanks for much for commenting.

Ken Boddie

5 years ago #1

I am really impressed, Susan, by the future aeronautical engineer's Detention Form. The answers are written with Spock-like logic and can't be faulted. Has Boeing heard about this kid?

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