July 11th, 2008


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Discussion (13)¬

  1. SeekingTruth says:

    Woo Samsara! I know what that is! I love how your anthropological knowledge of other cultures and belief systems and, perhaps, even a bit of the cosmos is constantly shining through this comic.

  2. Haven says:

    They’re in Samsara? Oh great, now they’ll get distracted and stuck there for ages! Well, they’ll probably be okay as long as they don’t get too attached.

  3. Farmist says:

    Looks deserted to me – NOT a good sign since they were hoping for a ride

  4. daniel says:

    Well, even if Samsara is deserted, that’s still enlightening.

  5. Eugene says:

    How extravagantly underwhelming!

    ..Funny, I always thought it was “If you think I’m (whatever), then you’ve got another THING coming.”
    A regional difference, maybe?

  6. Sammi says:

    Nah, just misunderstanding/mispronunciation of the second “think”. The idea is that you’re going to make them think differently, though I grew up on “think” as a verb, so using it as a noun is kind of weird sometimes. And yeah, I thought it was “thing” at first too.

    Not that some people don’t actually say “another thing coming”, but that’s no more correct than saying “I could care less” when in fact they couldn’t care less, or “for all intensive purposes” when they mean “for all intents and purposes”.

  7. BunnyRock says:

    I think I got stuck on the motorway bypass around that town once. It was a ring road; we ended up going around, and around, and around, for what felt like forever…

  8. Sildraug says:

    I feel like I’ve heard that one before.

  9. alex says:

    Haven, that made my day. Thank you.

  10. Poor Wandering One says:

    Oh course Samsara is a river town. Perfect.

  11. grumble.f.kitty says:

    Twice this week, I’ve heard people complain about the phrase “I could care less.” It’s not wrong. It’s IRONIC. On PURPOSE. It’s from the highly sarcastic 80’s, people. The same people who used it also said “Gag me with a spoon!” They didn’t mean that literally, either, just in case anyone was wondering. Gah!

  12. Silver Guardian says:

    The eighties ended before I turned five, so I’ve got no specific basis of comparison… but angrily defending the use of incorrect terminology in a phrase that most people have long since written off as just that, (even if said phrase *was* meant to be sarcastic) looks like nothing to me so much as beating a dead horse.

    Feel free to grumble at me for saying so; I’ll be happy to consider any valid points that might be found in the midst of the tirade. 🙂

  13. TekServer says:

    I did grow up in the 80s. A few of us did manage to come through with our grammar intact.