Lamont and Dude Raven about Language

“Dude. Why are you dressed like that? You look…”

“I know, I know. It’s a dare. My buddies and I have dared each other. Each of us wrote a dare on a slip of paper and drew them out of a hat. We have to do whatever the dare says or forfeit a six pack.”

“That’s why you’re dressed like a hooker? You’re the ugliest hooker I’ve ever seen.”

“I agree, but, Lamont, I couldn’t think of any thing else to do. The dare I got was ‘elicit behavior’. Here’s the paper with my dare on it. You can see for yourself.”

“Oh man, Dude. Take off the fish nets. Drop the feather boa. Abandon the falsies. Kick of the Louboutins. You’ve already succeeded.”

“What? How?”

“Well, I think I might die laughing. A minute ago I was, over all, pretty bored and wondering if I should take a walk. You’ve definitely elicited some behavior from me.”


E-licit, Dude, not ILL-icit.”

“Didn’t you like life better when communication was easier? You know, a grunt here, a growl there, a swipe of the claw? This language thing is for the birds.”

“Birds are good at it. Especially corvids. Have you been a corvid, Dude?”

“I don’t know. Maybe.”

“I can see you as a corvid.”


Lamont and Dude are characters I came up with a couple of years ago. They have the uncanny ability to remember most of their previous incarnations which gives them a unique perspective on life, the universe and everything. If you enjoyed this you can read more of their adventures by typing “Lamont and Dude” under search.

6 thoughts on “Lamont and Dude Raven about Language

  1. Loved it, although I was thinking that perhaps now and again they re-appear as something completely different. I must admit that elicit also got me thinking and had to look it up for the German word to make sure I knew what it was all about.

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