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Herbie Popnecker Examples:
Speech Patterns:
Says SOMETHING

Created: 2004-11-17     Updated: 2012-05-16  
Stories: 11     Examples: 13     Links: 6  
Herbie is a man of few words. Herbie uses unusual speech patterns, often leaving out subjects and objects or verbs. Rather than ask "Is something happening?" Herbie will just say "Something?" sometimes in response to an attack. It can indicate being oblivious to what is going on. Also popular: HUH?

Herbie did not use the expression until halfway through the Herbie comic series, but then it became common.

Index terms: what's up, what do you want, what's happening, someone, Richard E. Hughes, Ogden Whitney

Jacqueline Kennedy was always a trend-setter.
Source: Forbidden Worlds #114 p.13 (1963-09)
Updated: 2012-05-16
Jacqueline Kennedy was always a trend-setter.
Source: Herbie #11a p.2 (1965-08)
Updated: 2004-11-17
Herbie #11a2
Source: Herbie #15b p.2 (1966-02)
Updated: 2004-11-17
Herbie #15b2
Prime Example:
Source: Herbie #15b p.5 (1966-02)
Updated: 2004-11-17
Prime Example :
Source: Herbie #16a p.11 (1966-03)
Updated: 2004-11-17
Herbie #16a11
Dad says it, too.
Source: Herbie #17a p.1 (1966-04)
Updated: 2008-12-06
Dad says it, too.
Apparently two-headed Herbie is swinging his head around to find perky turkey. Someone?
Source: Herbie #17a p.5 (1966-04)
Updated: 2012-03-21
Apparently two-headed Herbie is swinging his head around to find perky turkey .
Source: Herbie #18a p.8 (1966-06)
Updated: 2004-11-17
Herbie #18a8
Source: Herbie #19a p.5 (1966-08)
Updated: 2005-11-28
Animals say it, too .
Source: Herbie #20a p.1 (1966-09)
Updated: 2004-11-17
Herbie #20a1
Source: Herbie #22a p.15 (1966-12)
Updated: 2008-12-14
Herbie #22a15
Source: Herbie #23a p.10 (1967-02)
Updated: 2012-04-11
Papa Bear .
Poor Example: As Herbie is awakened in "Pass the Puck Herbie", he says a little more than just "Something" and Herbie is uncharacteristically agitated.
Source: ACG Return of Herbie #1 p.2 (1996)
Updated: 2008-09-11
Poor Example : As Herbie is awakened in "Pass the Puck Herbie", he says a little more than just "Something" and Herbie is uncharacteristically agitated .
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