Swipes File #27: Is this written in oracle bone script?

In English, there’s a saying: “It’s all Greek to me.”

Other languages have their own variations on this theme, including “These are chicken intestines” (Cantonese) and “I only understand ‘train station'” (German).

Let’s have a look at some cartoons on the topic of utter incomprehensibility and, I’ll be honest, word bubbles:

The New Yorker 1976d (1) - Copy

The New Yorker – 1976

The New Yorker 1989 a - Copy

The New Yorker – 1989

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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal

Vorlet - War Isn't Fought in the Headlines - 2005

Vorlet – War Isn’t Fought in the Headlines – 2005

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