Cultural evolution

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Recently on SMBC:

Mouseover title: "Let us now fight about the plural of emoji."

The aftercomic:

A relevant recent Dinosaur Comic:

The mouseover title: "friends, some personal news: when it comes to life, i have decided to Tweet My Way Through It".

The previous strip:

The mouseover title: "honestly? hard to see how i'm not going to be even more critical when reviewing the IDEA of ryan north"

It could be worse


  1. Haamu said,

    July 23, 2021 @ 6:59 am

    A little cookie butter sounds really good right now.

  2. bks said,

    July 23, 2021 @ 8:08 am

    Peak autobiography occurred in the 19th century:

    Google ngram predicts "cookie butter" will be more frequent than "cookie batter" by about 2050.

  3. Phil H said,

    July 23, 2021 @ 8:28 am

    Is that what cookie butter means? I had no idea! I'd say cookie dough.

  4. Shad Daly said,

    July 23, 2021 @ 10:56 am

    Cookie butter is a spread (like jelly or peanut butter) and is made of crushed cookies mixed with fat, flour and sugar. It's European, and traditionally made from speculoos (although I imagine now that it's made it to America, we will soon be making it with all kinds of cookies). I'm not sure why one would compare it with cookie batter in Google ngram…

  5. SlideSF said,

    July 23, 2021 @ 12:21 pm

    I'm more interested in the question mark after People prefer nudes? Uptalk certainly, but why?

  6. Gregory Kusnick said,

    July 23, 2021 @ 1:42 pm

    [May I suggest that] people prefer nudes?

  7. bks said,

    July 23, 2021 @ 5:19 pm

    @Shad I thought it was a misspelling of "cookie batter". I had never heard it before.

  8. Viseguy said,

    July 23, 2021 @ 10:19 pm

    One sees Teilhard de Chardin's Omega Point receding, not approaching as he argued — although maybe the after-comic suggests otherwise? Maybe?

  9. Michael Watts said,

    July 24, 2021 @ 3:49 pm

    It wouldn't have occurred to me that "cookie butter" might be a misspelling of "cookie batter" for the simple reason that cookie batter doesn't exist. Cookies are made from dough (which is solid), not batter (which is liquid).

    My guess would have been "some type of butter for use in making cookies".

  10. Andreas Johansson said,

    July 27, 2021 @ 3:42 pm

    I'm not sure if my collected email output would give a truer picture of my life than my social media one, but it certainly would give a different one.

    (You'd probably prefer the social media one, either way; it'd be much shorter.)

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