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The Fat Fury

Herbie Popnecker Examples:
Says "SIGH" to Express Sadness

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Herbie faces many challenges, and sometimes it gets him down. Dad, too, but those challenges are often self-inflicted. The SIGH is the most common way to express sadness, but the ultimate expression may be WOE, in a black speech balloon.

There are many examples women sighing for Herbie, but those are expressions of desire, not sadness.

Index terms: emotion, interjection, exclamation, woe, sigh, setback, woe-is-me, Richard E. Hughes, Ogden Whitney

Herbie seeks love, but is rejected. "SIGH"...
Source: Herbie #2b p.12 (1964-06)
Updated: 2012-05-24
Herbie seeks love , but is rejected.
Dad wants Herbie to come to the movies with him, interrupting a nice rest in a hammock. "SIGH"...
Source: Herbie #5b p.1 (1964-10)
Updated: 2012-05-24
Dad wants Herbie to come to the movies with him, interrupting a nice rest in a hammock .
Herbie flunked out of hero school but couldn't resist wallowing in his sorrow. "SIGH..."
Source: Herbie #8a p.8 (1965-03)
Updated: 2012-05-24
Herbie flunked out of hero school but couldn't resist wallowing in his sorrow.
Herbie is disappointed that a lollipop factory would cost so much. SIGH...
Source: Herbie #11b p.1 (1965-08)
Updated: 2012-05-24
Herbie is disappointed that a lollipop factory would cost so much.
Dad's idea is generating no business. "SIGH!"
Source: Herbie #13a p.3 (1965-10)
Updated: 2012-05-24
Dad's idea is generating no business.
Herbie's stuff is only worth $1.34. SIGH...
Source: Herbie #13b p.1 (1965-10)
Updated: 2012-05-24
Herbie's stuff is only worth $1.34.
Herbie's ancestor and look-alike Miles Standish is short on cash, so Herbie makes a loan.
Source: Herbie #17a p.12 (1966-04)
Updated: 2012-12-24
Herbie's ancestor and look-alike Miles Standish is short on cash, so Herbie makes a loan.
Fat Fury is in a fix. No powers... SIGH...
Source: Herbie #18a p.9 (1966-06)
Updated: 2012-05-24
Fat Fury is in a fix.
Herbie has lost his fat. SIGH...
Source: Herbie #18b p.7 (1966-06)
Updated: 2012-05-24
Herbie has lost his fat .
Dr. Plumduffle can hardly face another day in class with a delinquent. SIGH...
Source: Herbie #20b p.12 (1966-09)
Updated: 2012-05-24
Dr.
Coach Bumpo has another team of losers. "SIGH!"
Source: Herbie #21a p.3 (1966-10)
Updated: 2012-05-24
Coach Bumpo has another team of losers.
Herbie feels sadness out of empathy for Viking Eric Shapiro, but he's GOTTA do what he's GOTTA do.
Source: Herbie #21b p.7 (1966-10)
Updated: 2012-12-24
Herbie feels sadness out of empathy for Viking Eric Shapiro, but he's GOTTA do what he's GOTTA do.
Pseudo Example: Not so much sadness as boredom.
Source: Herbie #22b p.6 (1966-12)
Updated: 2012-05-24
Pseudo Example : Not so much sadness as boredom.
"SIGH!" Herbie's bear friend is miserable because of bad press. "SIGH!"
Source: Herbie #23a p.4 (1967-02)
Updated: 2012-05-24
"SIGH!" Herbie's bear friend is miserable because of bad press.