Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. Buzza Wuzza

    Buzza Wuzza said, about 3 years ago

    He’ll learn.

  2. too-zonked

    too-zonked said, about 3 years ago

    Dave’s not here, man.

  3. John Pike

    John Pike said, about 3 years ago

    I take my mother-in-law to all of her doctors’ appointments. Her heart doctor is, I believe, Chinese. He has a real thick Asian accent and a stutter. I do my best helping MIL to understand, but it can be difficult. He is patient with us and has a good sense of humor. He is recommended in this area as one of the best at what he does so we just all work at understanding one another. Hey, what if all the people in the world did that?

  4. KeepKeeper

    KeepKeeper said, about 3 years ago

    Put the words to a song. See if that helps. Think of a rhyme, make it flow

  5. Dean

    Dean said, about 3 years ago

    As to the “ear buzz”, Wiki has a rather long entry claiming that:
    Tinnitus is common: about 20% of people between 55 and 65 years old report symptoms on a general health questionnaire, and 11.8% on more detailed tinnitus-specific questionnaires.

  6. Outworld Cats

    Outworld Cats said, about 3 years ago

    I wonder if he would have an easier time texting. He could type it out and hold it out to others to read.

  7. lisapaloma13

    lisapaloma13 said, about 3 years ago

    @Outworld Cats

    Or text-to-speech processor…

  8. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @Outworld Cats

    Non fluent aphasia generally affects ability to spell or write messages. And getting tense because one can’t get the messages across will exacerbate both aphasia and stuttering. It can be a serious bummer!

  9. 3hourtour

    3hourtour GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    …who is Dan?…

  10. Ranbotrout

    Ranbotrout GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @too-zonked

    knock..knock..knock

  11. Kris Jackson

    Kris Jackson said, about 3 years ago

    Leo doesn’t seem to have PTSD, at least not too bad a case. What he has is aphasia, difficulty speaking due to a brain injury. Most people hearing him would just consider him “stupid” and dismiss him. "Ear buzz’ is common in the recording and broadcasting industries; everybody turns the volume up too far.

  12. booktrout

    booktrout said, about 3 years ago

    As a sound engineer and tinnitus victim, I empathize.

  13. reedkomicks

    reedkomicks GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Having ear buzz, I appreciate texting.

  14. ursen1

    ursen1 said, about 3 years ago

    Y’all forgetting his boss is also a Vet, and messed up his hearing in the service.

  15. sierraseven

    sierraseven said, about 3 years ago

    Hey, this has today’s date.

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