326: Effect an Effect
|Effect an Effect|
Title text: Time to paint another grammarian silhouette on the side of the desktop.
"Effect" is usually a noun, meaning a result, and "affect" usually a verb, meaning to act upon. "Effect" as a verb has the slightly different meaning to bring about. Cueball says that the foreign policy causes the situation, not, as the grammar nazi thinks, that it changes the situation.
The title of the comic translates to bring about an effect, which is just what Cueball does!
The title text refers to a practice common among fighter pilots in a war zone. Fighter pilots that score a "kill" on an opposing aircraft will have a silhouette of the downed plane painted on the side of their plane as a way of keeping track of kills. In this sense, Cueball "shot down," figuratively speaking, an online grammar nazi, and would mark it by painting a silhouette on the side of his computer.
- Narrator: MY HOBBY:
- Using the more obscure meanings of "affect" and "effect" to try to trip up amateur grammar nazis.
- Cueball: I think that our foreign policy effects the situation.
- Computer [types]: You mean "affects".
- Cueball: tee hee hee