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Writerly Humor: No Love for Grammar Cacti

I have a couple great images to share with you this week. Let’s start with the standard, writerly comic.

No Love for Grammar Cacti

Image Courtesy of Jesse Tahirali

I also found another image that I love. It’s originally from The Atlantic, and features a picture of a boy reading in a bombed-out London book shop. The book he’s reading is, “The History of London.”

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Writerly Humor: Fore Years of Collej

This one is just a little too true to be entirely funny.

fore years at collej

Some of you may be aware that one of my life goals is to revolutionize composition education. This isn’t just because I’d like a revolution to pass the time. We desperately need radical change; our “fore years at collej” still creates a near-illiterate population. The main lesson students learn?: They hate writing.

We can do better than that.

Know of a writerly comic that should be covered? Let me know via the the contact form. Have something you want to say? Leave your thoughts in the comments.

Write on,

Rob

P.S. Did you catch the bonus typo on the interviewer’s desk?


Writerly Humor: Punography Addiction

Nothing wrong with a little punography to brighten your day, right?

punography

 

This collection of terrible puns has been making its way around the social media sphere for a few weeks now. Original collector/designer is unknown, though the puns are all “classics.”

Know of a writerly comic that should be covered? Let me know via the the contact form. Have any more awful puns to add to the list? Leave your favorites in the comments.

Write on,

Rob


Writerly Humor: That’s a Paddlin’

In this week’s writerly humor comes to you from Grammarly. I spent a long, long time scrolling through their feed. I recommend you do likewise.

That's a Paddlin': Simpsons Grammar

Know of a writer’s comic that should be covered in upcoming entries? Let me know via the my contact form. Have additions for the list of what should earn a paddlin’? Leave us your extras in the comments, below.

Write on,

Rob


Writerly Humor: Who Stabbed My Muse?

In this week’s writerly humor, I bring you a wonderful comic about a struggle with one’s muse. (I’m not sure about you, but I can definitely relate.)

Forewarning: This comic contains some profanity and a cartoonish rendition of a breast. If that offends you, don’t read it. Obviously.

Who stabbed the muse?

Image courtesy of Oglaf

Thanks to David, a member of the Creative Writing Collective, for suggesting the image. If you know of a writer’s comic that should be covered in upcoming entries, please let me know in the comments of via the my contact form.

Write on,

Rob


Writerly Humor: The First Rule of Thesaurus Club

For this week’s writerly humor, I’ve got an image for all you Fight Club fans.

The First Rule of Thesaurus Club

Now, I saw a couple version of this image online, but I didn’t like them, so made my own. The idea is not original. The image is.

Write on,

Rob


Writerly Humor: What Writers Do

I’m sure you remember the phase everyone went through on Facebook where every third post was an image of “What [group] thinks [profession] does.” It’s been long enough for me that I’m not rolling my eyes at this anymore, and I quite like the image.

What Writers Do

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Have some hilarious writerly humor to share with us? Link it in the comments, below.

Write on,

Rob