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A nice blend from Get Fuzzy:

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As I understand it, ergonomic itself is a sort of blend, based on Greek ἔργον "work" and an analogy to economic.


  1. lb said,

    September 14, 2008 @ 11:42 am

    Hmm, I'd say the -nomic part comes more from nomos on its own terms, not through economic. The Greek word nomos can mean "law" or, more loosely, a set-up or arrangement. "Economics" is just a transliteration of "oikonomia," the Greek word which refers to the day-to-day running of a household (or metaphorically, the administration of the Roman empire). The -nomia here also comes from nomos, and oikos can refer to both the physical house and the household members as a group.

  2. rone said,

    September 14, 2008 @ 6:16 pm

    Too bad it features the now-cliché silent-to-simulate-pregnant-pause second panel.

  3. Mertseger said,

    September 15, 2008 @ 12:18 pm

    Ah, yes, the tried and true Penultimate Silent Panel. One blogger tracked their over-use diligently for several years. Unfortunately, he stopped posting over a year ago.

  4. Randy said,

    September 15, 2008 @ 1:34 pm

    "Unfortunately, he stopped posting over a year ago."

    He didn't stop. By not posting, he's simulating a pregnant pause.

  5. rpsms said,

    September 16, 2008 @ 3:03 pm

    Perhaps the pause finally gave birth.

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