For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 3 years ago

    My kitty likes to roll in the dust.

  2. suzibuy

    suzibuy GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Hey howtheduck, thanks for writing my reply for me. It sounded wrong to me too. *{:o)

  3. kfccanada

    kfccanada said, about 3 years ago

    @howtheduck

    If you went to a car dealership , you could perhaps use the expression ’ I want to trade my Chrysler in on a Caddy, would you not? That means the cost of the Chrysler could cover part of the cost of it and financing, the rest of the balance. IMHO, saying it the other way …‘trade for a caddy’… could indicate that the Chrysler would cover the complete cost of it.

    I don’t think the expression is unique to Canada… But I could be wrong.

  4. YokohamaMama

    YokohamaMama said, about 3 years ago

    @kfccanada

    I agree. In England and Australia we say Traded in on a ……….. A trade for, is an equal exchange.

  5. algurka

    algurka said, about 3 years ago

    I think the awkwardness lies in that we (in the US, at least) use “trade in” as a noun when we say, “How much did you get for your trade in?” In which case, a Chevy trade in for a Caddy sounds perfectly normal and doesn’t imply an equal exchange. Merely, that you gave the dealer your car (plus cash or a financing agreement) for another car.

  6. Beleck3

    Beleck3 said, about 3 years ago

    well, i have never heard that phrase before.

  7. Spotted Owl

    Spotted Owl said, about 3 years ago

    Perfectly normal mode of expression in my part of Oz.

  8. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, about 3 years ago

    I don’t think I’ve heard this expression since living in Canada. But I will ask around and see which expression most Canadians use.

  9. lightenup

    lightenup said, about 3 years ago

    Oh Farley!! :-o

  10. John Dohany

    John Dohany said, about 3 years ago

    Heaven forfend!

  11. Marko56

    Marko56 said, about 3 years ago

    With what Farley eventually does in this strip, getting rid of him now would be very bad.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

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

    Lynn’s Notes:
    After he was bathed and dried, it took another hour or more to comb out his fur and get him to look good again. The final touch was an elastic band in his hair to hold it away from his eyes. The ability to see, however, gave him a clear shot at the ravine behind our house or the nearest pile of stink he could roll in. I don’t think he ever stayed clean for more than a day, but it was worth the effort just to have him smell good for a change!

  13. snakemama

    snakemama said, about 3 years ago

    my dog used to wiggle herself all over the carpet after a bath…she hated water with a passion

  14. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, about 3 years ago

    Hate to admit it, but I have kind of a good ear for language. “Traded in on a cat” sounds perfectly fine to me. I usually reside in St. Petersburg, which has a bubbly mixture of Southern, up-and-down the Eastern seaboard, African American, and what-have-you speakers. My daughter agrees.

  15. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, about 3 years ago

    . . . oh, and in the winter, plenty of Canadians.

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