Agnes by Tony Cochran

Agnes

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  1. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, almost 3 years ago

    Wonder how many papers decided not to run today’s strip?
    (Assuming their censors got the joke.)

  2. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, almost 3 years ago

    I wonder how many papers will not run this one.

  3. Nachikethass

    Nachikethass said, almost 3 years ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    ‘Horticulture’ – I would think most people would get it?

  4. Harry Grapjas

    Harry Grapjas said, almost 3 years ago

    English is not my native language, but yes, I got the joke.

    Reminds me of the first English joke with a similar twist on words that I understood. The teacher asks her class to form a sentence with the word contagious. Several fine examples are given and then little Johnny says: “My mom said: your father is so slow in mending the car, it takes the contagious.”

    Uuhhmmm… I won’t be banned now, will I?

  5. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Trouts mother is paraphrasing a very famous line from Dorothy Parker, either on purpose or because she doesn’t remember it:


    “You can lead a horticulture, but you can’t make her think.”

    (Said by Ms. Parker when asked, in a word game, to use “horticulture” in a sentence.)


    That actual quote (an old favorite of mine) has been printed in countless books, magazines and newspapers for 80 or 90 years….
    it would be rather silly for a newspaper to ban a similar line in 2013.

  6. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    And it doesn’t even say “whore!”

  7. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Harry G…. you won’t be banned but I have to warn you that if that pun made sense it would be very crude…. and very sexist, and not acceptable on the forums here.


    But the supposed joke involves a nasty, misogynistic word that to English speakers, applies to women, not men.

  8. Harry Grapjas

    Harry Grapjas said, almost 3 years ago

    @SusanSunshine
    Yes, I realize that. It was just that I was proud back then that I finally understood an English joke like that (I was with a group of some Dutch and a lot of native British in a pub in Manchester drinking a bit too much; I guess that explains a lot).

  9. Robert Nowall

    Robert Nowall GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    “You can lead a horticulture, but you can’t make her think.”

  10. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Harry…. :)

  11. frugalnotcheap

    frugalnotcheap said, almost 3 years ago

    That is just hilarious – I’ve never heard that before – and I’m old!

  12. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    My husband used to say this about his first wife, after he discovered men did “buy her pretty things”.

  13. Perkycat

    Perkycat GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    When I read this I was laughing hysterically but I just grabbed my cup of coffee. At least the girls didn’t understand.

  14. jadoo823

    jadoo823 said, almost 3 years ago

    …what’s the difference between a vitamin and a hormone? you can’t make a vitamin…(am i gonna get banned?)

  15. Beaker

    Beaker said, almost 3 years ago

    these comments definately made my gloomy Monday morning. Thank you all. ;)

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