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Dan's "hypothetical" Conversation, con't
TG Dan Wrote:
> >Grooper (completely oblivious): .....and I've got some Turkish and
> >Groos, too, which were really hard to find and expensive but I did and
> >I've got them and they're really just Groos I've read before and they're
> >smudgy reprints in a language I can't read which is OK because I've
Ouch! But you see, I don't tell people I collect "comic books" anymore.
Too many wierd looks. (As if golf isn't a strange pastime) No, I tell
them I collect "comic art". And I tell them I have "contacts" and fellow
"comic art collectors" all over the world, including Brazil, Malaysia, and
Turkey. And instead of giving me that "It's a comic book collector.What a
Wierdo!" look. They give that "Ooooo Ahhhh Ohhhh. How exotic!" look.
It's amazing how effective silly semantic devices can be!
Take care all! -Gary G. (International Comic Art Collector of