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Strip by: manyhills
T. Rex: Why the stigma against blowing your own trumpet? What else are you gonna blow?
T. Rex: Someone ELSE'S trumpet?
T. Rex: NO THANKS! That's got BOTH kinds of issues!
Dromiceiomimus: Both kinds?
T. Rex: Legal AND sanitary!
Utahraptor: Uh, I hate to say this, T-Rex, but you do have a point...
T. Rex: Yay!
Utahraptor: Unfortunately, that point is "idioms don't make literal sense". Which is part of the definition of idioms. So... congratulations?
T. Rex: Wow! You know, you said a lot of words there, but all I heard was the last one! I'm going to assume all the others were "many"!
The author writes:
All the other options sound dirty. Pluck my own harp. Bow my own violin. Tickle my own ivories.
[Ed. - Frankly, so does "blow my own trumpet".]