Friday, September 30, 2011

Hi and Lois watch

[Hi and Lois, September 30, 2011.]

Odd: the rooms of the Flagston residence are sometimes missing all furniture, yet this guy has an easy chair to the side of his front door. I wonder if there’s a new man on the line at Hi-Lo Amalgamated.

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[And since we’re doing close reading, “Halloween is a month away” would be more logical: a month away, not a month away (as opposed to — what? — a week away?).]

comments: 4

normann said...

I agree with your assessment of natural intonation with regard to away - for North American English. In UK varieties, the correct intonation is just like in the comic: an hour away, ten miles away. Odd in any case. Are the successors of Mort Walker and Dik Browne BBC listeners?

Michael Leddy said...

That’s interesting to know, Norman. There is some evidence that Hi and Lois is set in the UK, but even with today’s installment, the evidence is slight.

Rachel said...

The front door is also very, very wide.

Michael Leddy said...

I didn’t even notice. Yikes! Thank you, Rachel.