Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

Alley Oop

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  1. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, over 3 years ago

    Good Morning, fellas!

    Not a bad Sunday recap!

    Can’t wait ’til Monday!

  2. Ken

    Ken said, over 3 years ago

    Nothing new. Usually isn’t, but I thought I would check anyway.

  3. davidf42

    davidf42 said, over 3 years ago

    (From yesterday evening)
    LoboGrande said:
    I believe “y’all” is something illiterates say

    Please explain where you got that idea. I’m certainly not illiterate. Y’all is a very good word, and it’s used all across the south. It is only a contraction of “you all.” It fits into the paradigm scheme of verb conjugation as the second person plural.
    1st person singular – I
    2nd person singular – you
    3rd person singular – he, she, it
    1st person plural – we
    2nd person plural – y’all
    3rd person plural – they
    Examples – I go, you go, he goes, we go, y’all go, and they go.
    Not only is the word acceptable in a geographic area, it is becoming more and more popular on television and the movies. Believe me when I tell you that it has nothing whatever to do with one’s education level.

  4. Seiko

    Seiko said, over 3 years ago

    Southerners say ‘you all’ because that region was settled by Cavaliers speaking the Kings English.

    Instead of Roundhead Puritans who migrated further North and spoke a more simple bourgeois English that used slang and shortcuts. Such as ‘you’ for the second person plural pronoun instead of the proper ‘you all’.

  5. Robert Nowall

    Robert Nowall GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Don’t let the door hit you on the way out, if the exit from Moo has doors…

  6. billdi

    billdi GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    thanks benders for numbering the panels. reading this silliness in the correct sequence is highly important.

  7. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, over 3 years ago

    Good Morning Benders and all. At last Doowee is partially
    right in his thinking. The people of Moo do deserve what
    they have in Moo. Not perfect but the people are for the most part happy and secure. Their rights do need to be declared
    but rights that they possess not granted by Guz. The only noncurable crazy person is Doowee. Now where will he go
    next, Lem? and he’s lost his law books in the pit also. I guess they can start a pit prison library..

  8. jhughey

    jhughey said, over 3 years ago


    @Adrian Snare
    Thanks for the fantastic posts about the use of y’all. Having a friend from Brooklyn who used youse, these posts made me wonder about the origins of other variants. In fact, as Seiko points out, there is a rich history about the cultural origins of the plural “you.” Here is a part shamelessly plagiarized from The Free Dictionary:
    … “In addition to y’all, other forms for plural you include you-uns, youse, and you guys or youse guys. Youse is common in vernacular varieties in the Northeast, particularly in large cities such as New York and Boston, and is also common in Irish English. You-uns is found in western Pennsylvania and in the Appalachians and probably reflects the Scotch-Irish roots of many European settlers to these regions. You guys and youse guys appear to be newer innovations than the other dialectal forms of plural you.”
    To follow up from yesterday, LoboGrande, don’t confuse literacy with culture.

  9. bopard

    bopard said, over 3 years ago

    Wiz doesn’t have enough fur roundst his midsection for Dinney to snap up like Gus has.
    I can see him trusting the cartoonosaurus enough to brace his arms around his teeth, rather than risk his shorts.

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