Well what happened to her? Who was banging at her? Find out next time on Jonna Crisp: Space Cop! (Also, just to be inappropriate, have a song! I’ll give you a hint — it’s really popular and has the words “BANG BAAAAANG!” in it.)
Well. Those are some interesting choices for the...
I’m surprised we don’t have “One group was striped. They were banded.” Because with this dictionary, I wouldn’t put it past them. Atom looks really angry about these bands. Maybe he just hates John Philip Sousa.
This definition is "bananas!"
This definition is crazy! It’s not hard to eat bananas underwater when you don’t have to worry about breathing. Is this another semi-passive warning to children to not try to eat bananas underwater? You know what would have been easier? Not using Aquaman for a definition about bananas.
It's that pterodactyl again!!
I love that guy. Wonder Woman, no one is asking you to save the (singular) balloon. But you certainly look like you’re taking this very seriously. And shouldn’t you be more worried about whoever is still hanging on to that giant Macy’s parade balloon? Because they’re certainly in more trouble than the balloon.
How can you do that Krypto?
Can you dislocate your jaw? Is that a nerf ball so it’s smushy? Did they even have nerf in the 1970s? (Answer: Suprisingly, yes!) And I don’t think Superboy can hear you, Krypto. So far as I’m aware, you aren’t telepathic. Just a super strong dog. Only Comet can hear your thoughts, and I think that he wouldn’t like this game, because it would just make him miss...
This page is getting more and more lazy with every...
I’d venture to say that most balconies are also attached to buildings. Which the writers of The Super Dictionary don’t seem to think was an important enough detail to include. Not to mention the fact that maybe they shouldn’t passively encourage kids to jump off of balconies. Not quite as bad as the definition for “attic,” but still a pretty strange direction to...
Jimmy gets in touch with his homemaker's side
Who are you baking a cake for? Is it for the office? Or is it for a birthday? Did you bake cookies for your office? I just want to know why you baked things. I’m amused that this book seems to be trying to reverse gender roles in the dumbest ways. Ted has more aprons than Teri, Aquaman is being Ariel more than 10 years before she exists, and I’m sure more to come.
And here's where this book shows its age.
Does anybody remember paper grocery bags? No? Or if you do it’s from when you were like, five? Not surprising. (And is it just me, or were they really phoning it in on this page? These are some of the vaguest definitions I’ve ever seen anywhere.)
Apparently this is another crucial word for...
I feel like this one really could have benefited from a picture. Or a video! (Warning: Video contains graphic depictions of animals being animals and eating other animals. Also swears. Lots of swears.) So Tomahawk wanted to learn how to burrow underground and be the asshole of small mammals? But I only know that because I know what a badger is. Because “a furry animal with short...
He certainly looks like he's being worst right...
You damn crazy kids, get off my lawn! So far The Super Dictionary seems very keen on making Penguin out to be the worst bad guy in this book. He’s the only one who’s played tricks so far! Maybe they’re just trying to keep kids clear of how the Joker is actually a murderer.
I'm waiting for a cameo from the Man in the Yellow...
Whose monkey is this? Why are they letting it run amok in the neighborhood? I guess the monkey got my attention. But I’m really more curious about the monkey than backyards. ==== So with that, we wind down our first page of the letter “B” in The Super Dictionary. Come back tomorrow for another dose of possibly naked babies, irresponsible Aquamen, and completely passive...
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Holy fish telepathy, Aquaman!
Sorry, prepare for words because there is just so much wrong with this definition. The first time Aquaman actually uses his powers in this book, and I think he’s warning a fish about some…eels? But I can’t be sure because his gigantic thought balloon is obscuring everything. Unless the fish is the strange shape! Because that scuba diver seems completely oblivious to the fact...
What adventures does the letter "B" have in store...
I can’t wait to find out! Whoa. Where are your cool clothes, Superbaby? And I guess all babies are boys. So all babies are born boys, and at some point they just become girl babies. Sounds good. (I also really love that they used the “this is the plural” sentence to try to instill in children that no, they shouldn’t assume their baby siblings are indestructable, and...
I really want to know where this pterodactyl came...
He makes a few more appearances in the dictionary, and they’re all ridiculous. Seriously, where the hell did this guy come from? And who decided that he’d make an awesome space monster if they just put a lot of hatching and random circles on him? I love this guy. He’s so weird. ==== That ends not only today’s page of The Super Dictionary, but also the A’s! Tune...
Atom doesn't like us
That’s what I’m getting out of this definition. Seriously, in my head someone (probably Clark) went and knocked on the door to ask if Atom could come out and play and Mrs. Atom is just lying about where he is while Ray is hissing what to say to her and Clark cantotallyhear her, and is just looking more and more crestfallen. Alternatively, this scenario could take place over the...
Ooooh, so THAT'S who was sleeping a few pages ago!
The Justice League was just ensuring Catwoman’s punctuality. I’m glad we solved that mystery. On a definition note, that last sentence is super redundant. I’m pretty sure kids would have made the context clue connection that “awake” means “not sleeping” from that first sentence.
El Dragón continues to show signs of responsible...
Is one of his two automobiles the Dragónmobile? Because that would be awesome.
I just can't get enough of these stylish Trappers
Just look at them! So fancy. So sleek. That headband! That necklace! That vest/collar combo! Also, Teri, I think you will find that many kids call a lot of women in their lives “aunt,” not just their mother’s sister, their father’s sister, or their uncle’s wife. What if his aunt is one of Ted’s dad’s “special lady friends” because...
Another month, another standard definition
Yup. ==== With that passable definition and example sentence, we end today’s edition of The Super Dictionary! Come back tomorrow for hopefully a slightly less disturbing page of definitions! Check out under the cut for today’s full page! (Including the questionable Black Canary definition for “attic.” That’s still weighing on my mind a little. [[MORE]]