For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Joe Minotaur

    Joe Minotaur said, over 7 years ago

    Years ago when I helped my mom babysit, there was a big mirror over the mantlepiece. I would do the same with the babies. They would react like they were seeing another baby and reach out to it. I got them close enough to touch the glass and let them figure it out for themselves.

  2. ejcapulet

    ejcapulet said, over 7 years ago

    My daughter’s first word was “ma ma”, we were sure her next word would be “da da” or something normal. Instead it was “Ah-boo”; the name of the cat.

  3. hildigunnur

    hildigunnur GoComics PRO Member said, over 7 years ago

    @ejcapulet, haha, ah-boo is actually a babytalk word in Icelandic, short for allt buid which means all finished :D

  4. Northwoodser

    Northwoodser said, over 7 years ago

    My first word was “antidisestablishmentarianism” but it sounded quite different when I said it.

  5. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 7 years ago

    That’s what you get when you name her something long like Elizabeth. It’s gonna take a long time for her to pronounce that right.

  6. bald 716

    bald 716 said, over 7 years ago

    well it is better than liz calling someone @**hole like my neighbors 2 year old did

  7. Jogger2

    Jogger2 said, over 7 years ago

    I’m waiting for “Lizard Breath”

  8. Jogger2

    Jogger2 said, over 7 years ago

    The first time I showed a mirror to the dog, he barked and did a “play bow,” wagging his tail. He then approached the mirror, sniffed, then looked behind it. Whenever he was shown a mirror after that, he mostly ignored it.

  9. cleokaya (THE FLASH)

    cleokaya (THE FLASH) said, over 7 years ago

    My wife’s daughter waited to speak until she could speak in sentences. She was a very independent child and now is a very independent woman, like her mother. The first time she spoke she said “Do it self”.

  10. Ladyhawk

    Ladyhawk said, over 7 years ago

    Northwoodser says: My first word was “antidisestablishmentarianism” but it sounded quite different when I said it.

    You sound like our family. We started the kids with antidisestablishmentarianism and then went on to global thermal nuclear war. Everyone commented on how good their pronunciation was as they were learning to talk.

  11. sassy1 jenkins

    sassy1 jenkins said, over 7 years ago

    Lizzie did a good job in the last panel with “me - Elizabeth”. Her name is tough for a baby to say. Very cute strip today.

  12. pibfan868

    pibfan868 said, over 7 years ago

    My parents were concerned about my older brother not talking except for mama and daddy when he was already 18 months, until the day they were driving and his first sentence was “I want a cookie”. I think they gave him the box!

  13. summerdog

    summerdog said, over 7 years ago

    Over at the FBORFW site, under Behind The Scenes, in Q and “EH”, someone asked when the strip takes place. It now answers: MODERN DAY TIMES.

  14. Shikamoo!

    Shikamoo! GoComics PRO Member said, over 7 years ago

    A few days ago, someone wondered where Ellie got “Nizzie”? Does this answer your question? Except Lynn got ahead of herself- or maybe that is why Elizabeth thought “nivabeff” was right….

  15. Vinny Slagle

    Vinny Slagle GoComics PRO Member said, over 7 years ago

    This strip of FBorFW is so cute. My niece used to call me BD when she was toddler. Sheeshh! I hated that name she called me. :-/ :-]

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