Candorville by Darrin Bell

Candorville

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  1. Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist (Justice For Michael_wme!)

    Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist (Justice For Michael_wme!) GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “Backwards” does too exist if you’re writing in English. I don’t know about Americanish, though.

  2. Bargrove

    Bargrove said, over 3 years ago

    The correct form of “…sounds like you asking about…” should
    be “..sounds like YOUR asking about…” We can’t be too fussy now, can we?

  3. neatslob

    neatslob said, over 3 years ago

    @Bargrove

    No, it would be “you’re” as in “you are”.

  4. lisapaloma13

    lisapaloma13 said, over 3 years ago

    @Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist (Justice For Michael_wme!)

    How about “somewheres”?

  5. lisapaloma13

    lisapaloma13 said, over 3 years ago

    @neatslob

    I can’t decide if Bargrove knew that or not. Maybe just sarcasm.

  6. Riff Gibson

    Riff Gibson GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    You kinda have to wonder why Lemont doesn’t seem to have any other friends ….

  7. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 said, over 3 years ago

    My son (whose middle name is Lemont) is the same way, you can’t really have a conversation with him because he’ll correct your grammar every step of the way.

  8. Gary McSpook

    Gary McSpook said, over 3 years ago

    Contemplating the past is a Fool’s Paradise. To quote an old college professor of mine, “Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be.”

  9. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    My favorite dictionary says that as an adverb ‘backward’ and ‘backwards’ are interchangeable, but as an adjective, only ‘backward’ is proper, as in ‘a backward glance’. How did I reach this age and never know that?

  10. lmonteros

    lmonteros said, over 3 years ago

    @Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist (Justice For Michael_wme!)

    Re “backwards”, yes it is Americanish as well (see PShearer’s comment). “Somewheres”, no,

  11. lmonteros

    lmonteros said, over 3 years ago

    @QuietStorm27

    My mom did that, too, and sometimes she was wrong. She would get very upset if I corrected her usage, however. Worst offenses were “badly” for “bad” (as in “I feel…”) and “I” for “me” (“Between you and I…”).

  12. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 3 years ago

    @QuietStorm27

    “. . .because he’ll correct your grammar every step of the way.”
    m m mm. Cf. Dot Cobb, Joe Cobb’s mother in “Jump Start.” She’s a former English teacher whom her son can barely communicate with because she’ll correct his grammar “every step of the way.” I used to teach English, but try to control myself.

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