Candorville by Darrin Bell

Candorville

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  1. SueB1863

    SueB1863 said, over 1 year ago

    Why is Clyde wearing a winter coat in July??

  2. olddog1

    olddog1 said, over 1 year ago

    Point made.

  3. rmacprivate

    rmacprivate said, over 1 year ago

    Urban survival tip number one… Avoid making eye contact.

  4. uniquename

    uniquename said, over 1 year ago

    @rmacprivate

    Wouldn’t that be “never make no eye contact”?

  5. Butch Glover

    Butch Glover GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @uniquename

    Or “never be makin’ no…..”

  6. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    Many languages allow a double negative for emphasis. The rule against the double negative in English has nothing to do with logic or grammar and everything to do with the social classification of dialects.

  7. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, over 1 year ago

    Old old story: language prof is lecturing to a very bored class, and gets into the use of the double negative, observing that in some languages (supposedly French), a double negative connotes a very strong negative, and in others (like English) a double negatvie connotes a weak positive. He goes on to say that there is no language in which a double positive connotes a weak negative, however.


    At which point somebody in the back of the lecture hall says, “yeah, right.” (insert rim shot here…)

  8. Retired Dude

    Retired Dude said, over 1 year ago

    Isn’t " ain’t never say nothin’ " a triple negative?

  9. sarah413

    sarah413 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Couldn’t care less.

  10. smacdon

    smacdon said, over 1 year ago

    Just had to reply to puddleglum1066. I’ve heard this joke, it must be floating around the net. I’ve seen versions that say it’s was an MIT professor, but I first heard this joke as a reply to linguist Noam Chomsky.

    But I’m with Clyde here. No point talking to Lemont. He doesn’t get nothing.

  11. katzenbooks45!

    katzenbooks45! said, over 1 year ago

    As they say here in the southern US, “Don’t make me no nevermind”.

  12. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, over 1 year ago

    @puddleglum1066

    ““yeah, right.” (insert rim shot here…)”
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    Well done, deserving of the rim shot
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    Also agreeing with Clyde, my hero, in that he is using his variation of the English language. That might limit his employment opportunities but at least he’s being true to himself as he sees himself.
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    Also agree his thoughts were profound, as usual.
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    As to avoiding eye contact, though, in years gone by the response my eye contact received was,
    “Hey man, wanna do some stuff.”
    It made me realize I was interfering with the lady’s business and how she spotted customers.
    In recognition of her business needs, I ceased.

  13. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, over 1 year ago

    @katzenbooks45!

    “As they say here in the southern US, “Don’t make me no nevermind”.”
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    We don’t all say it here, but it’s all good.

  14. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, over 1 year ago

    @SueB1863

    “Why is Clyde wearing a winter coat in July??”
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    I’ve been told it’s a black thing and I wouldn’t understand but it is common here in Florida even in the ninties.

  15. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @SueB1863

    My ex wears sweaters and leather and any other winter clothes in the summer time.

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