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No. 2254: Garfield Plus Potentially Butchered Blissymbolics

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Garfield Plus Potentially Butchered Blissymbolics

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Strip by: Hacchi

Garfield: {Symbols asking Jon for a tooth-sword}
Garfield: {Symbols stating the cat has bread and ham between his teeth}
Garfield: {Symbols noting that that he has an idea and is asking for cheese}

The author writes:

Blissymbols, invented by Charles K. Bliss, were designed as a means of communication that does not need to be spoken. The symbols correspond to ideas, not to sounds. Whether this makes the comic easier to understand is debatable.

Made with the help of this resource: http://www.blissonline.se/chart

(Ed: Further information about Blissymbols, and a number of other constructed languages, can be found in Arika Okrent's fine book In The Land of Invented Languages.)

Original strip: 2003-01-29.