I'm trying to find a way to say that I find some cartoons funny because they accurately reflect situations that happen all the time in my life.

I considered:

  • "hit the spot", but I think it means more "fills a need" as opposed to "reflects the situation".
  • "hit home", but that seems to have more of a serious connotation than what I'm looking for

You could say the cartoons strike a chord:

  1. create an emotional response

"The music struck a chord with the listeners"

resonate, come across - be received or understood

  1. refer to or be relevant or familiar to

"I hope this message hits home!"

hit home, strike a note, strike home

impress, strike, affect, move - have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"

  1. evoke a reaction, response, or emotion

"this writer strikes a chord with young women"; "The storyteller touched a chord"

touch a chord

arouse, elicit, evoke, provoke, enkindle, kindle, fire, raise - call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"


You could say I find it funny because I can identify with it.

  • Well it’s true, 15 syllables is shorter than 16 syllables. – Scott Jul 28 '17 at 8:46

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