Ever had a tranq slipped into your twanky? Ever come across a pawky chouser that was adept at loo? Or (and I promise, this is the last one), have you ever swilled skookum saloop? If your answer to all of the above is a resounding no and you’re curious as to what those bizarre words mean, then Pukka & Fremd is the book for you.
Pukka & Fremd is not, as you might guess, a popular comedic team from the 1950s, or a 60s folk music group. Pukka & Fremd (genuine & strange) is a collection of 100 unique cartoons by syndicated and award-winning cartoonist, Doug Pike.
For years, Doug was an avid Scrabble player, as well as the cartoonist for the National Scrabble Association’s Scrabble News. As an aid to remembering obscure words and their parts of speech, he came up with these remarkable cartoons. As weird as the words are, the drawings are even stranger. Combined, they provide a useful mnemonic for those who enjoy word games and puzzles. For everyone else, they’re just plain fun!