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, about 3 years ago

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

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years 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, about 3 years ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

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

  4. The Mixer

    The Mixer said, about 3 years 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, about 3 years 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. BenderSastre

    BenderSastre said, about 3 years ago

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

  7. Robert Nowall

    Robert Nowall GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

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

  8. frugalnotcheap

    frugalnotcheap said, about 3 years ago

    @Robert Nowall

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

  9. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

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

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years 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!

  11. jim12345

    jim12345 said, about 3 years ago

    He has a friend in need ??

  12. sbwertz

    sbwertz said, about 3 years 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.

  13. keltii

    keltii said, about 3 years ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

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

  14. prrdh

    prrdh said, about 3 years 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.

  15. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, about 3 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    We used to play one of those games (Commotion) after we got off work – in 1977!

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