1010: "Etymology-Man"

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Re: 1010: "Etymology-Man"

Postby webdude » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:33 am UTC

All this talk of tidal waves and tsunamis, but no mention of seismic waves. Isn't it a bit weird that seismic waves result from seisms? You'd think they'd result from seisXL or seisXXL, at least.

I wouldn't mind seeing or touching a body wave, but I don't look forward to being hit with a "pee" wave.

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Re: 1010: "Etymology-Man"

Postby Seamus » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:38 am UTC

This is why geologists use the term "seismic sea wave."

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Re: 1010: "Etymology-Man"

Postby addams » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:05 pm UTC

You two typing in Geology are so cute.
This, really, is your subject. I like rocks, too.
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Re: 1010: "Etymology-Man"

Postby trevorprella » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:37 am UTC

that nicely summed up the wikipedia article for tsunami. This guys on the ball

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Re: 1010: "Etymology-Man"

Postby Monox D. I-Fly » Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:39 pm UTC

Am I the only one who thinks that at the bottom panels Etymology-Man tries to pull the water like Jinbei did in One Piece?
Finally found one comic mentioning a Trading Card Game:
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