26 July 2008

The dog's grawlix

A random bit of Saturday trivia. Ever wondered if those %*$&*!?*&@ strings of random symbols in a cartoon have a name?

Well, they do. It's called a grawlix.

My thanks to Michael Quinion's splendid World Wide Words newsletter, which featured this and a few other neologisms that brightened my day for me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

VERY useful information!