Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, over 3 years ago

    I hate seeing Leo struggle. He has made so much progress.

  2. MiepR

    MiepR said, over 3 years ago

    Can’t they just text?

  3. Jenn

    Jenn said, over 3 years ago

    Leo, it’s o.k. to just write stuff down in broken english, sometimes.
    U nd coax cbl?

  4. freeholder1

    freeholder1 said, over 3 years ago

    Impediments to speech meet impediments to sobriety and the whole conversation is impeded.

  5. freeholder1

    freeholder1 said, over 3 years ago

    I’d have to print it for him. He couldn’t read my writing.

  6. 38lowell

    38lowell said, over 3 years ago

    Not a nice cartoon about a vet.

  7. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    It shows the difficulties vets have. It doesn’t have to be nice to be appropriate.

  8. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 3 years ago

    Unfortunately, most people equate the inability to speak with fluency with the inability to think with clarity. Just consider the two meanings of the word Dumb.

    In cases like Leo’s, does the difficulty extend to the written word? And what about sign language? Considering the difficulty we all have communicating in noisy environments, or as our hearing fades with age, I would think that it would be extremely useful to teach ASL (American Sign Language) to all children, and not just the deaf. It would probably prove more useful to the majority of students than high-school French.

  9. Larry

    Larry said, over 3 years ago

    Because of some of my meds and maybe also because of my Parkinson’s Disease, words will scroll in my brain, but they don’t come out right. Some people get very impatient with me and being who I am, I just look at them and say, “See how well you can talk when you have dementia a%%hole”."

  10. cdward

    cdward said, over 3 years ago


    Not sure it’s an impediment to sobriety so much as hearing. He was a roadie for a band (can’t remember which) and suffered a lot of hearing loss.

  11. FriscoLou

    FriscoLou said, over 3 years ago


    “He was a roadie in a band …”

    Sherm lost his hearing in Nam, like that soldier and in Saving Pvt. Ryan. PRIVATE GARY FANCIS WHO?” It comes and goes.

  12. rdbutle

    rdbutle said, over 3 years ago


    asa 1963-1967.

  13. C A Alderson

    C A Alderson said, over 3 years ago

    ASL was an elective class in the high school I retired from. We had to drop it because kids were using that knowledge to carry on conversations and cheat on tests in the regular classrooms.

  14. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 3 years ago

    I sympathize with Leo’s aphasia and his frustration, while at the same time relating to Sherm’s hearing loss. To quote from Cool Hand Luke; " What we have here is a failure to communicate…"

  15. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I think I’ve been a speech therapist too long. I knew what Leo was trying to say in the first panel…..

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