Wizard of Id (11/1/09)

11-01-09 (Wizard of Id)

Allow me to make a grammatical point that is probably not worth making: it is redundant to write “$500 bucks” with a dollar sign in front of the number 500. It would be sufficient to write “500 bucks” or “$500.” Otherwise, the phrase would be read as “500 dollars bucks.” It’s the same as saying “ATM machine” when the M in the acronym already stands for machine. I hate raising this point because, I found this strip to be genuinely funny and, grammar aside, quite worthy of praise.

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