05/15/19 – Getting The Pong Out Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent We’re reading the novel “When Marnie Was There” byJoan G. Robinson, and I learned the word “pong” and loved it. First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent 05/14/19 – Love’s Mantle 05/16/19 – Brotherhood 7 Comments Coyoty May 15, 2019 at 12:07 am 1 week ago Hope Wezzle never learns Pong is an Earth game and orders fresh festering Lewarkin dung. CBob May 15, 2019 at 4:31 am 1 week ago I learned “pong” from “Footrot Flats” collections my dad brought back from an international work trip (he was a scientist, so “business trip” doesn’t feel like the right term) when I was little. It is indeed fun slang, and I enjoy using it when I have the opportunity. Gregg Eshelman May 15, 2019 at 5:23 am 1 week ago So, you like odd slang, eh? Look up “Boontling”. It’s a whole slang language that originated in Boone County, California. Christopher Baldwin May 15, 2019 at 11:00 am 1 week ago @CBob, maybe a chance to use one of my favorite rare-used terms: a busman’s holiday. 🙂 TB May 15, 2019 at 4:48 pm 1 week ago “Pong” is a British thing. I think I first saw it in some comic by Alan Moore or someone like that. I’m hoping you also check out Studio Ghibli’s “When Marnie Was There.” I haven’t read the book yet myself, and I’d be curious how they match up. Christopher Baldwin May 23, 2019 at 1:11 pm 15 hours ago @TB, I’d seen it twice, which is what made me curious about the book! It is an adaptation, and I kinda adore both although for some-same some-different reasons. Peter Rogan May 16, 2019 at 1:53 pm 1 week ago Aaack! Aaack! Mouthparts! Mouthparts!! Aaaaaaaack! Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.