Our Absurd Life: 09/24/20 – Of Insects and In-Laws

Of Insects and In-Laws

Hola Family & Friends

I hope everyone has had a grand day.  Does that mean a “thousand dollar” day?  Well, why not.

Here’s what Sallie found out about the word “discombobulated.”  She said according to the OED, discombobulated is “chiefly humorous and chiefly US.”  She went to say that its “first use was in 1825 in Hagers-town (MD) Torch Light & Public Advertiser, which had the word as “discomboberated.”  It then was found in 1962 in the Riddle of Shakespeare’s Sonnets.  It could have been a humorous variant of discomposed or discomfort.”

Thanks so much, Sallie.  That was really cool.

Tonight’s Essential Cartoon brings back my favorite spiders, Melvin & Marjorie, as well as a dinner guest.  I’ll let the scene unfold by itself.  

I wish everyone a restful rest of your evening.  And slightly creative?  That would be grand!

Until tomorrow. . . 


Ian S.


“No rulers were harmed during the making of this cartoon.”

“Let’s still be careful out there.”

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