Friday, February 12, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day

I also love frogs.
With Valentine's Day only 2 days from now, I thought I'd take this opportunity to talk about love. What do I know about love? I know that the English language expresses it very poorly.

For example,

I love my wife.
I love my children.
I love pizza.

Those three sentences use the same word, but all refer to very different kinds of love. Why does our language have so little precision when it comes to such an important concept? I have no idea. I just use English; I didn't invent it.

Facebook is famous for its Like button, but it has no Love button. Twitter just replaced Favorite with Like, but Like is represented by a heart. On Facebook, Like is a thumbs-up. Does that mean Twitter likes are more passionate? Does anyone else besides me wonder about these things?

Today's comic has a special feature - there are two hidden frames at the end which will become visible once the comic has at least 50 likes on Facebook. In mathematical terms, 50 likes = 1 love. Who says I can't mix logic and emotion? Vulcans, I guess.

Amphibian.com comic for 12 February 2016