Why limit yourself to saying Happy New Year just once a year? Start your week off with a party and say Happy New Week to everyone.
Also, welcome my new webcomic characters, Etym the mole, and the Worm to be named later. I plan on having some fun with these guys–and perhaps some more characters down the road.
Today’s comic is not as smart as I would like the webcomic to be. For instance, I liked my webcomic talking about granny carts as a positive context euphemism. Or “Greetings Earthlink” flouts the Maxim of Quantity conversational rule.
For today’s comic, I would have liked to gone into the history of why the week starts on a particular day. But I just wanted to this particular comic out on the first week of the new year. This one will do. Not all of them will be smart. I need to get some of them out to get a rhythm going. But I will definitely give more of them a smarter tone. I’m not a huge fan of totally stupid, dopey comic strips. Respect the reader, and they will respect you back.
I like that Etym has a costume (the hat). I hope to see him wearing other costumes in future comics. I like the mystery of the nameless worm.
So I’m the first person leaving a comment on the first Etym the Mole comic ever? I will remember that when the Etym the Mole movie pulls in the big dough 15 years from now.
What is the name of the comic any ways? There’s no intro logo at the beginning of the strip.
Yes, you can look forward to Etym and the Worm wearing various hats and things. I’m trying to figure out the name of the comic strip. Etym the mole is too hard to spell.
Etym has in etymology? Etym as in Greek for “truth”? You can’t have truth without lies. Maybe the worm has a name associated with that idea. Liza the worm. LOL! By the way, I love the party hat so much that I think it should be Etym’s go-to. He should be known for the “T” (the truth) and his party hat 😉
I loved the name Etym. It sounds so smart. Then I was additionally pleased when I looked up the Greek for it, just as you have Tom! Truth. What better name for an Etymology loving mole than Truth? Question is: will Etym be a prescriptivist or a descriptivist? Da-na-na-NAAAAAA.
Etym will not be wearing his party hat all the time–he’s a word animal, not a party animal. OHHH I CRACK ME UP. Although I do look forward to the day when I can strap a jetpack on him.
Looking forward to the “name the worm” contest… because that’s going to be a thing, right? 🙂
Since I’m sure it is, I’m going to put in my suggestion of “Wyrm”.
That’s a good one! Wyrm is actually Old English for worm.
I tried to find a fancy word for “the study of the days of the week”, but the internet did not provide me with any. The closest is “Horology” the study of time. Perhaps I’ll edit Etym’s response in the sixth frame to be: “While I appreciate your horological arguments…”
Pink and brown immediately came to mind … then all the colors I learned by working in retail but many of them contained the letter e
Gray is what first came to mind for me.
Indeed! Many of the colors do contain the letter e–mostly because it’s the most common letter in the English language. But it’s not in common in color names as it is in our language. Well, the webcomic already made that point. 🙂
The day that I made this webcomic, is when I got the lowest number of steps for one day in a year. On January 3, 2016 I had 176 steps total.
I’ve had five days with under 1,000 steps
176 steps: 1/3/2016
613 steps: 11/21/2015
887 steps: 2/28/2016
897 steps: 12/27/2015
951 steps: 2/7/2016