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ToonsEAWL: Being anal about entitlements

May 25, 2011

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  1. May 25, 2011 10:37 pm

    Can you please explain your use of the word ‘homo’ with regards to this cartoon? I’m feeling very uncomfortable with it and want to be sure I understand your intent.

    • May 26, 2011 3:22 am

      “Humans, known taxonomically as Homo sapiens[3][4] (Latin for “wise man” or “knowing man)” wikipedia

  2. May 26, 2011 3:20 am

    @C – Like homo sapien etc. It is used humorously to imply that this is a special category of individual.

    I found this very funny. I’ve worked with a couple of cases of Homo headquarterus. One was female, so never wore a tie as far as I know, but did once brag to a group of war-zone volunteers about how she had maximised her frequent flyer points on a field trip out of HQ.

  3. c-sez permalink
    May 26, 2011 3:20 am

    jeez, what else don’t they teach kids these days?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homo

  4. May 26, 2011 3:36 am

    I think it is rather obvious that the Homo refers to the scientific names given to the humanoid apes…such as Homo erectus or Homo sapiens… I think there was one in this series regarding people that like to get on the bandwagon when they think something is improper…and their brain is in neutral!

  5. May 26, 2011 7:23 am

    Thanks everyone for the responses – makes sense, I missed that useage. (I was worried it was being used how I hear it most often: as a pejorative word for lgbtq people, and wanted to double-check.) That’s what you get for late-night internetting, I guess!

  6. David permalink
    May 26, 2011 8:47 am

    Very good – except for the last one about grounds passes. Wearing those on the street (or in bars) is for interns.

  7. Anonymous Coward permalink
    May 26, 2011 9:16 am

    Beautiful! Very nicely done. Waiting for part 2 that illustrates what happens is the Taxi ride is 1(!) USD more expensive than the terminals (of course a big discussion with the cab driver).

    Or what happens if the hotel accommodation is higher than the % DSA foreseen for lodging (furious discussion) and how you need to fight for supplemental DSA (that’s what beginners do) or go for the exceptionally higher DSA (for the experienced headquarterous – of course you have to stay at the Sheraton for security reasons!) etc.

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