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Today’s xkcd:

Mouseover title: “Platonic solids for my real friends and real solids for my platonic friends!”



35 Comments

  1. Mara K said,

    February 19, 2016 @ 3:20 pm

    Shampoo for my real hair and real poo for my sham hair!

  2. PSA said,

    February 19, 2016 @ 4:25 pm

    @Mara K
    Your comment is especially hilarious for anyone familiar with the German term “Schamhaar”

  3. Rebecca said,

    February 19, 2016 @ 5:38 pm

    Dead reckoning for my real friends. Real reckoning for my dead friends.

  4. Pflaumbaum said,

    February 19, 2016 @ 5:41 pm

    Venezuelan politics edition:

    Chavism for my real friends and realism for my chav friends.

  5. Pflaumbaum said,

    February 19, 2016 @ 6:09 pm

    Nonsensical US state edition:

    Cracker State for my real friends and real estate for my crack friends.

    Granite State for my real friends and real estate for my gran’s friends.

  6. Schroduck said,

    February 19, 2016 @ 6:14 pm

    Atlético Madrid for my real friends, Real Madrid for my athletic friends.

  7. Pflaumbaum said,

    February 19, 2016 @ 6:27 pm

    Bestiality for my real friends and reality for my best friends.

  8. ken lakritz said,

    February 19, 2016 @ 6:38 pm

    Dead reckoning for my real friends, and real reckoning for my dead friends.

  9. Pflaumbaum said,

    February 19, 2016 @ 6:45 pm

    Penny dreadful for my real friends and really dreadful for my pen-friends.

  10. Theophylact said,

    February 19, 2016 @ 8:36 pm

    Chamois for my dear friends, and “Dear me!” for my sham friends.

  11. Rebecca said,

    February 19, 2016 @ 9:12 pm

    Polka for my real friends, and Rilke for my po’ friends

  12. thunk said,

    February 19, 2016 @ 11:48 pm

    Imaginary numbers for my real friends, and real numbers for my imaginary friends.

    Even I have to admit that one isn’t any good.

  13. Ray said,

    February 20, 2016 @ 3:42 am

    huckleberry pie for my real friends and real pie for my huckleberry friends
    facebook likes for my real friends and real likes for my facebook friends

  14. Pflaumbaum said,

    February 20, 2016 @ 5:15 am

    @ thunk –

    I think yours is one the best of the no-Randall efforts, fwiw…

    Box sets for my real friends, real sex for my bot friends

    Quick lays for my real friends, relays for my quick friends

    X-rays for my real friends, a real raise for my ex-friends

    Excitations for my real friends, real citations for my ex-friends

    Kool-Aid for my real friends, real AIDS for my cool friends. (Sorry.)

  15. Viseguy said,

    February 20, 2016 @ 1:24 pm

    Kudos to us real posters and sudoku to you impostors.

    So, do these delightful formulations have a name? If not, what should it be?

  16. yastreblyansky said,

    February 20, 2016 @ 1:36 pm

    Hochschule for my real friends, Realschule for my high friends.

    Sacramental presents for my real friends, Real Presence for my sacramental friends.

  17. Viseguy said,

    February 20, 2016 @ 1:57 pm

    Transposuals? Trannies, for short?

    Sic transit for my healthy friends and safe transit for my sick friends.

  18. Viseguy said,

    February 20, 2016 @ 2:01 pm

    Abies? (Short for “A B for my C D and not-A B for my not-C D”.)

  19. Pflaumbaum said,

    February 20, 2016 @ 2:14 pm

    Hiccoughs for my real friends, re-ups for my hick friends.

    Tie-ups for my real friends, re-ups for my Thai friends.

  20. TR said,

    February 20, 2016 @ 2:17 pm

    Jazz musician version: Real Books for my fake friends and fake books for my real friends!

  21. Pflaumbaum said,

    February 20, 2016 @ 2:31 pm

    Cocktails for my real friends and real ale for my cock friends.

  22. Pflaumbaum said,

    February 20, 2016 @ 2:58 pm

    Is it necessary for the form to maintain ‘real’ as the pivot, do we think, or is it legitimate to branch out? E.g.-

    Church bells for my dumb friends and dumbbells for my church friends.

    Valium for my ill friends and Ilium for my Valley friends.

    Or is this heresy?

  23. Weltanschauung said,

    February 20, 2016 @ 7:04 pm

    I’d rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

  24. Viseguy said,

    February 20, 2016 @ 8:02 pm

    @pflaumbaum (“Is it necessary for the form to maintain ‘real’ as the pivot, do we think, or is it legitimate to branch out?”):

    A nice question for my French friends and a French question for my Nice friends.

    (Pardon, c’est l’absinthe que parle.)

    Absinthe for my present friends, cadeaux pour mes amis absents.

  25. Pflaumbaum said,

    February 20, 2016 @ 8:22 pm

    Nice.

    By-laws for my out friends and outlaws for my bi friends.

  26. Ray said,

    February 20, 2016 @ 8:48 pm

    are we allowed to do an extra twist?

    ‘Nuff baklavas for my real friends, real balaclavas for my fun friends.

    (speaking of cocktails, I think that would make a good name for these formulations, since they’re drinking toasts… shaken up, so to speak)

  27. rosie said,

    February 21, 2016 @ 1:41 am

    X-bars for my wine friends; winebars for my ex-friends.

  28. rosie said,

    February 21, 2016 @ 2:20 am

    Pflaumbaum, I’ll gladly branch out!

    Highballs for my soft friends; softballs for my high friends.

    Bloody Marys for my hale friends; Hail Marys for my bloody friends.

    Or, if you insist on “real” being in there somewhere:

    Discrete analysis for my real friends; real analysis for my discreet friends.

    The construction is a punning variety of antimetabole.

  29. Weltanschauung said,

    February 21, 2016 @ 7:00 am

    Budweiser for my homies and home wiser for my buddies.

  30. EndlessWaves said,

    February 21, 2016 @ 7:52 am

    Language logs for my pining friends, pine logs for my language friends!

    Mandarin for my women friends, Wondering for my man friends.

    A man and a plan for my panama canal, a panama man for my planned canal.

    Calling them XCKD toasts should be simple and clear. Easy to look up too, as the title of the comic is Toasts.

  31. Pflaumbaum said,

    February 21, 2016 @ 10:45 am

    Sucrose for my prim friends and primrose for my souk friends.

    Newton for my sci friends and Psion for my newt friends

    Indie for my Cannes friends and candy for my in friends.

    Latex for my clean friends and Kleenex for my late friends.

    Cuticles for my man friends and manacles for my cute friends.

    Logic for my mad friends and magic for my Log friends.

  32. Pflaumbaum said,

    February 22, 2016 @ 7:29 pm

    It’s just me in here now isn’t it. Ah well, onward…

    Rubio for my pol friends and polio for my rube friends.

    Sequins for my pen-friends and penguins for my Sikh friends.

    Jewels for my Tao friends and towels for my Jew friends.

    Skintight for my hip friends and Hittite for my skint friends.

    Coleslaw for my winter friends and Winter’s Law for my cold friends.

    Ablaut for my Bay friends and bail-outs for my app friends.

  33. Daniel Barkalow said,

    February 22, 2016 @ 10:24 pm

    I’m still on the real friends:

    Cattails for my real friends, and real tails for my cat friends.

    Falstaff for my real friends, and a real staff for my false friends.

    Umpires for my real friends, and real pyres for my… um… friends.

    Consignment for my real friends, and realignment for my con friends.

  34. stephen said,

    February 26, 2016 @ 12:45 pm

    Earth movers for my Quaker friends and earthquakes for my mover friends.

  35. Neil Dolinger said,

    February 26, 2016 @ 4:12 pm

    New Wave edition:

    Ant music for sex people
    Sex music for ant people

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