Friday, September 28, 2018

Purees and spelling lessons

[Zippy, September 28, 2018.]

At first I smiled. Because Talia! (Purees.) And then I thought, “Shouldn’t that be liquify ?” No, it should not. Merriam-Webster calls liquify a variant. But Garner’s Modern English Usage says that “*liquify , which predominated till about 1750, is now considered a misspelling.” Garner gives the liquefyliquify ratio as 8:1.

Comics are not just purees and spelling lessons. I also noticed the wet tray, bottom right. Realism!

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comments: 1

Pete said...

Surreal realism, as it were. Nice touch - as everybody knows, the stack of cafeteria trays is never completely dry.