Sunday, August 25, 2013

Precede & Proceed

Precede – take place ahead of something/someone else.
Proceed – advance, move forward.
First you wait for everyone who precedes you in line, then you proceed.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Their, There, They're

OK, I'm finally tackling one of the dreaded apostrophe homophones. Took two years to build up the courage... and think of appropriate illustrations. And I'm still not 100% sure I nailed it. Leave a comment, I really want to know what you think of this one.
I figure a tandem bike implies dual ownership – Their bike, rather than his or hers – even if they aren't pictured. (Besides, the fewer times I show them, the fewer times I can be accused of implying that They're doing something in that panel.)
The next one seems pretty self-explanatory to me. The rider is pointing to the bike – There it is.
Finally, They're riding it. Yes, they are.
I dunno. Works for me. What about you?

Sunday, August 11, 2013

"Pique" amendment

A couple weeks ago I made the egregious error of omitting "pique" from Peak & Peek. Consider this little striptease my apology. I hope it piques your interest... in grammar!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Might & Mite

Might can be a noun referring to strength, but can also be an auxiliary verb expressing possibility. The guy on the left is showing his might. The guy on the right might, but might not; he's still deciding.
A mite is a tiny little arachnid, but can also generally refer to anything tiny.
"Since many mites are parasitic, it might be wise to not doubt their might."