Monday, April 13, 2020

There's A Word For That

This morning I was reading the comics with my breakfast and came across a new-to-me word:

Beetle Bailey
Before I could go onto anything else, I needed to know what a grawlix was. As it always does, Google provided an answer. It turns out that a grawlix is the string of random punctuation marks and symbols cartoonists use to represent profanity. The term was actually invented by Mort Walker, the creator of the Beetle Bailey strip.

Now I know.

Five years ago today: "Vegi" Mélange