Friday, January 18, 2008

Comic Vocabulary

(Click for fullsize Mythtickle)
I'm just curious, is "hinky" an actual word? According to Urban Dictionary, the closest definition is "off kilter" or "vaguely suspicious," but does anyone actually use it? Furthermore, does the author of this strip use it, or did he just find it while looking for something else? I know that when Scott Adams puts out a book of Dilbert cartoons with commentary, the majority of his comments are just "such and such word is funny" or "this word = hilarity." Is part of being a cartoonist keeping some kind of file of words that sound funny? And why does this bug me so much?

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