0604: "Qwertial Aphasia"

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0604: "Qwertial Aphasia"

Postby xeroxorex » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:01 am UTC

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Alt text: If this were SMBC, the alt-text drawing thingy would be a giraffe hooker fluttering her eyelashes.

Happens to me all the term paper.
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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby athelas » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:02 am UTC

Eh. Does happen to me sometimes, though it's worse when hand-writing something.

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby GodShapedBullet » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:02 am UTC

If only this were SMBC, I guess.

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby smartdude992 » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:02 am UTC

alt text drawey thingy??? If I'm not mistaken Zach calles it a votey comic.

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby joee » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:03 am UTC

I choked on my mouthful of water. Thanks Randall. Now I have a name for that

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby niteice » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:03 am UTC

I anticipate an SMBC take on this in the near future.
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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby dasada122 » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:04 am UTC

I am immune from this, as I can't touch type. I am forming a close symbiotic relationship with intellisense.
What's SMBC?

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby lulzfish » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:05 am UTC

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal is one of the few webcomics to rival xkcd in coolness.

But I only read their RSS feed.... What does he mean, alt-text picture?

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby arbivark » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:05 am UTC

i had to look up saturday morning breakfast cereal.
I still giggle every time i remember somebody typing "we went to denny's and had a giraffe of orange juice."
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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby GodShapedBullet » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:06 am UTC

niteice wrote:I anticipate an SMBC take on this in the near future.


Actually, I think this would be a good time for Zach Weiner to demonstrate that he will not draw giraffe hookers on command.

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby nomulous » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:06 am UTC

I do this the other way around. When I'm talking and typing at the same time I say what I'm typing, I don't type what I'm saying.

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby Shale » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:06 am UTC

"QWERTY" having an adjectival form makes me happy.

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby Squid Tamer » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:07 am UTC

For me, it usually happens when someone else is saying something.
This once lead me to accidentally do a google search for "Watergate Shampoo". It took me a second to figure out what had gone wrong...

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby RogueA » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:07 am UTC

I hate when I do this. Though, I'm much more likely to do this the opposite way, inserting words that I'm typing into my normal speech.

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby rwald » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:08 am UTC

lulzfish wrote:Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal is one of the few webcomics to rival xkcd in coolness.

But I only read their RSS feed.... What does he mean, alt-text picture?

I've got some good news and some bad news.

The good news is, there's more humor to be found on SMBC; on the comic pages (either main page or archive), hover over the little red button thing below the comic, and you'll see an extra panel which provides a second punchline.

The bad news is, you now need to go back through hundreds of comics to view all of their votey-comics.

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby cleverdan » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:10 am UTC

this happens frequently for me. i always feel slightly retarded afterwards.

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby rubber314chicken » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:11 am UTC

My favorite thing is when I'm thinking of a song and I accidentally type out the lyrics.
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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby Linux0s » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:12 am UTC

The giraffe is probably none too fond of it either.
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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby rascher » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:12 am UTC

Whenever I think of animals fluttering their eyelashes, this video comes to mind, in which there are indeed giraffes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ck14LKBI9GM

And while I'm at it, here is a more determined giraffe.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dAKBJYQV9U

I did a youtube search for "eating out giraffe", but all I got were videos of hyenas eating giraffes.

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby GodShapedBullet » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:13 am UTC

rascher wrote:I did a youtube search for "eating out giraffe", but all I got were videos of hyenas eating giraffes.


Sounds like you got lucky.

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby glasnt » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:14 am UTC

There is currently a hand in my mouth stopping me from laughing and falling off my chair.

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I have a perfectly formed image of a SMBC hooker-giraffe in my mind too.

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby Omegaton » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:15 am UTC

Ha, I've definitely done this myself on occasion!

And I didn't know SMBC had a pic there... Darn, now I have to go back through the archives and see what I've missed!
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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby jadewang » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:15 am UTC

wildebeest would be interesting with large lashes. and then attacking lions.
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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby Steve the Pocket » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:18 am UTC

I won't bother criticizing Randall for abbrev'ing Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, but it is one of my pet peeves when people use the initials of titles of stuff readers may have never heard of.

Also I can't ever think of giraffes without thinking of those "Put giraffes in the air" videos.
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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby Eternal Density » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:35 am UTC

My problem is that while I'm typing (or writing) my mind jumps ahead to what I plan to type next and thus future words travel back to the present.
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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby LTK » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:41 am UTC

Surprisingly, Randall does not need to get outta my head. The only thing that happens to me occasionally is getting distracted while typing so that my hands start auto-piloting, making me type words that I type frequently and that have similar letters in them.

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby The Scyphozoa » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:49 am UTC

Alt-text: So true.
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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby Tsunoba » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:50 am UTC

I learned long ago to pause my music when typing something if I don't want to write out the lyrics.

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby The Scyphozoa » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:52 am UTC

Actually, today's (tomorrow's? Monday's.) SMBC has an animal head for a votey. I will let you figure it out.
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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby dennisw » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:58 am UTC

It's been almost an hour and nobody's mentioned Dvorak.

Until now.
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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby Sir-Taco » Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:00 am UTC

Ive done this but never something like that, but some day it'll happen I will bet.
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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby GodShapedBullet » Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:00 am UTC

The Scyphozoa wrote:Actually, today's (tomorrow's? Monday's.) SMBC has an animal head for a votey. I will let you figure it out.


Not exactly a come hither look there.

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby Troger64 » Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:02 am UTC

Squid Tamer wrote:For me, it usually happens when someone else is saying something.
This once lead me to accidentally do a google search for "Watergate Shampoo". It took me a second to figure out what had gone wrong...

wait, which one were you googling and which one did you say?

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby Squid Tamer » Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:18 am UTC

Troger64 wrote:
Squid Tamer wrote:For me, it usually happens when someone else is saying something.
This once lead me to accidentally do a google search for "Watergate Shampoo". It took me a second to figure out what had gone wrong...

wait, which one were you googling and which one did you say?

Someone else was talking about shampoo.

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby sircheeziusbreezius » Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:26 am UTC

Steve the Pocket wrote:Also I can't ever think of giraffes without thinking of those "Put giraffes in the air" videos.

I would've sworn that the first time I read that it said 'Puff', not 'Put" so now I've got Puff the Magic Dragon in my head dancing.

Also, I once got a girl to write her name down as 'Retarded' while she was signing something. I'll never forget.
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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby folkhero » Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:31 am UTC

Squid Tamer wrote:For me, it usually happens when someone else is saying something.
This once lead me to accidentally do a google search for "Watergate Shampoo". It took me a second to figure out what had gone wrong...

Now you made me google "watergate shampoo," I guess I shouldn't have been to surprised to find it rather uninteresting.

Oh well, funniest comic in a while, that's for sure. Much better than all the sex robot and "I'm upset with my love life," ones.
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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby Max2009 » Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:41 am UTC

Randall, get outta my head!!

I just got a college paper back, and I got a decent grade on it, but in the markup there was a red underline in the sentence:

It is also true of a graph with k+1 nodes. Since in each case that the graph gets bigger, there are 2 cuts: the MST and the additional pineapple.


See, my roommate had just come back from the store, and he had bought a pineapple. So I was in the middle of saying "what are you going to do with a pineapple?" and lost five points on my paper.
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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby sircheeziusbreezius » Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:46 am UTC

Max2009 wrote: So I was in the middle of saying "what are you going to do with a pineapple?" and lost five points on my paper.

I really wish I could think of something to make fun of you for, but I can't think of any specific words that would do that hilarity justice :/
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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby nickjbor » Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:48 am UTC

I signed up cause I read both XKCD and SMBC regularly. This one is very good.
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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby pbnjstowell » Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:50 am UTC

My boss has this bad habit of saying out loud what she's going to be typing or writing. Her mouth goes faster than her pen, so her notes are usually missing a few words in the middle. What kind of aphasia would you call that?

Really helpful when she skips important things like verbs. ("Please the old fax machine in a box.")

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