Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce

Big Nate

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 2 years ago

    I bet he’d get along great with the grandmother in Jump Start.

  2. Suzanne

    Suzanne GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Ah, incorrect usage becoming the norm from common usage.

  3. Suzanne

    Suzanne GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    One of my pet peeves (and I have a few of them) is that 12 a.m. is noon and 12 p.m. is midnight. It is up to and including the hour. 1 second after is the next a.m. or p.m.

  4. Susan Wobb

    Susan Wobb said, about 2 years ago

    “I could care less” isn’t wrong — it’s just unfinished. The whole statement is “I could care less, if I tried.” But the person doesn’t even care enough to finish saying it. Now THAT’s not caring.

  5. Arsenal rock

    Arsenal rock said, about 2 years ago

    He always cant care…

  6. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    People fight so hard to keep the language exactly the way they learned it and it really doesn’t matter because it is going to change anyway


    If we could time travel, even as little as 200 years future or past, we might have a hard time understanding people speaking naturally

  7. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, about 2 years ago

    @Doctor Toon

    This isn’t stuff like the subjunctive mood or ablative case where they start to go away because they’re able to be easily inferred by context or with another case and prepositions. This is about being just plain wrong :P
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    And this is coming from a grammar nazi (with a BA in linguistics) :)

  8. zoriah connolly

    zoriah connolly said, about 2 years ago

    i wonder why Francis gets all worked up about these little things

  9. Avid Reader

    Avid Reader said, about 2 years ago

    @Suzanne

    I know! It makes no sense. We don’t count 10-1-2-3-4…etc. so why should the clock?

  10. Steven Lautzenheiser

    Steven Lautzenheiser said, about 2 years ago

    @Suzanne

    Technically, one should use simply “noon” or “midnight.” The “m” stands for the Latin “meridiem” which means noon.

  11. dbethke_1959

    dbethke_1959 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Suzanne

    12 pm is noon, 12 am is midnight.

  12. Marvelmoan1114

    Marvelmoan1114 said, about 2 years ago

    He means I COULDN’T care less. My science teacher does that, and it drives me NUTS!

  13. janisil

    janisil said, about 2 years ago

    The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language has a usage note on this topic: “By convention, 12 AM denotes midnight and 12 PM denotes noon. Because of the potential for confusion, it is advisable to use 12 noon and 12 midnight.”15

  14. TheSnoopster

    TheSnoopster said, about 2 years ago

    Here we go again……

  15. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, about 2 years ago

    Oh, my goodness, DON’T ANY OF YOU GET THE JOKE? Lincoln’s poking fun at the Grammar Police!

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