Monday, November 22, 2010

Question 412: Time to nail it

This visual has often been used in Archies comics to denote any action or idea that seems to be quite aberrant to conventions. This phrase has its origins in a type of baseball pitch, wherein the ball acts in a direction opposite to the pitcher, ie, it swings from left to right for a right handed pitcher and so on.

This visual has been used in MAD magazine, Sad Sack, and several comics of the Comedy Genre.

Two word phrase



Aravind V said...

Curve ball

SyntaXerroR said...

Screwball Comedy

Siddarth Pai said...


The term is screw ball, or screwball

Curveball curves in a manner opposite to a screwball

They always show a picture of a screw and a ball to denote this