For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 3 years ago

    Not exactly, Elizabeth, but it WAS an insult!

  2. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49: As best I can tell, GoComics quarantined/banned you sometime between noon and 3PM CDT yesterday, no doubt because one of your earlier comments violated #3 in the Terms and Conditions. That means that you can see your un-deleted comments, but, except for your last 10 in your profile page, they’re invisible to the rest of the world. If you don’t believe me, post a comment, Sign Out, refresh the page, and your comment will disappear. Sign In and it’ll be there again; really quite insidious when you think about it.

    When this happened to me last February, I asked GoComics why, but got no reply other than that my note was being forwarded to the moderator, who never gave me an explanation. I deleted the comment that I thought might have caused the banning, and others wrote GoComics on my behalf. I don’t know which was more effective in getting me reinstated.

    GoComics never told me I had been banned and didn’t tell me when I had been reinstated; in my case it was about 2 weeks after writing them. Since I had wished someone had told me when it happened, I’m telling you. Good luck with your appeal, if you make one.

  3. trekman58

    trekman58 said, over 3 years ago

    Wow – using 13 letter words now Mike?? That writing career is coming on faster than we figured!!

  4. masnadies

    masnadies said, over 3 years ago

    I had this conversation with my son last week when he said (for the first time- we don’t swear)- “What the *?” And I told him he’d get in trouble for saying that, but that we are pretty silly for making these rules. Saying “you’re stupid” is much worse, morally.

  5. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 3 years ago

    Actually, I think what Michael means is that even though Elizabeth is a girl, she doesn’t count because she’s his sister, so his “no girls allowed” rule doesn’t really apply to her.

  6. Poollady

    Poollady said, over 3 years ago

    Some words just seem ‘bad’ to little kids. One time my grandson (abt 3yrs old) was visiting and his Uncle Gary said to him “Hi, Nephew”. He went running to his parents and said, “Gary called me a NEPHEW!, I’m not a NEPHEW!” His mom just laughed and said, You most certainly are!!

  7. Elsie Ross

    Elsie Ross said, over 3 years ago

    little sisters aren’t really girls!!

  8. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 3 years ago

    He’s just saying that because he can’t do anything about her being there.

  9. USN1977

    USN1977 said, over 3 years ago

    Not sure what time period this is supposed to be, but it sounds like Elizabeth needs to check Wiktionary!

  10. USN1977

    USN1977 said, over 3 years ago

    Probably, but he does not have to say it every five minutes. Maybe Lynn did not want to make “lizardbreath” an enduring joke.

  11. Gee Man

    Gee Man GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Night-Gaunt49 got banned? Hard to see why, but how do we contact the site? Just the general contacts Contact Us at the bottom of the page?

  12. Blackwolff9

    Blackwolff9 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    These strips are between 1979 and at least 1982 (?). And “Lizardbreath” did indeed,become an enduring joke.

  13. kaecispopX

    kaecispopX said, over 3 years ago

    Sisters do not count as girls to boys. They are a irritation to be endured. When he gets older, she will count only if her girlfriends are cute and possibly date-able.

  14. frightenup

    frightenup said, over 3 years ago


    Thanks for posting – that was kind! Because so many post on FBOFW, I didn’t notice. I will write to gocomics on his behalf. Sometimes nightgaunt can be blunt, but he doesn’t mean any harm and is actually an interesting and nice guy.

  15. lavubua mcginty

    lavubua mcginty said, over 3 years ago

    Mike means, the bigger kids will disregard her because of her size. Intent was not to insult, but to clarify her existence in the party’s reality.

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