For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 1 year ago

    Seriously, what’s the difference between 25¢ Canadian and 25¢ US?

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    Time to quit if you are that poor.

  3. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    I think it would take a bank to split the decimal points.

  4. The Mixer

    The Mixer said, over 1 year ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    The Canadian quarter has a portrait of the Queen on one side and a a head-shot of a caribou on the other side. The American quarter has somebody else on the “heads” side and something else on the “tails” side.
    Aside from that, as of the close of the currency markets Thursday, a Canadian quarter is worth about half-a-cent more than an American quarter.

  5. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 1 year ago

    The ½¢ difference is I needed to know. Thanks. (Sooner or later, the Canadian [and UK as well as other Commonwealth currencies] will change to Charles or William.)

  6. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, over 1 year ago

    I miss those old table-top video games. However, I don’t miss jokes like this which imply people who play video games are stupid.

  7. BenderSastre

    BenderSastre said, over 1 year ago

    Stupid, no. Could be putting their time to better use, probably.

  8. Robert Nowall

    Robert Nowall GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I never got over the Canadian dime I got that could be picked up with a magnet…

  9. frugalnotcheap

    frugalnotcheap said, over 1 year ago

    @Robert Nowall

    What year did it have stamped on it? I remember having a few steel pennies; was told they were from WW2.

  10. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    As long as it’s okay if Elly is “a little sloppy around the middle” too, that’s fine.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    Looking back at these strips, I can see exactly when they were done by the kinds of things I slotted into the background. In this scene, John and Ted are having a chat over lunch, and rather than draw two talking heads, I put them in a bar. In an effort to be up to date, I showed them playing one of the latest table-top video games. Strange… I recently found one of these covered in dust in an “antique” shop!

  12. jim12345

    jim12345 said, over 1 year ago

    He has a friend in need ??

  13. sbwertz

    sbwertz said, over 1 year ago

    @frugalnotcheap

    Steel pennies were 1943. I know because it was the year I was born and I thought it was special that “my” pennies were different.

  14. keltii

    keltii GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    better be William,, Charles’s ears won’t fit on the coin!

  15. prrdh

    prrdh said, over 1 year ago

    @frugalnotcheap

    You can pick up most Canadian coins minted from about 1968 on with a magnet; those worth less than a dollar are mainly steel, while the loonie is mainly nickel, which is also ferromagnetic.
    U.S. nickels are actually only 25% nickel (the rest is copper) and so don’t respond to magnets.
    Because of wartime copper shortages, U.S. cents were minted in steel in 1943.

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