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, 4 months ago

    Even though legumes aren’t weeds, the Man Upstairs sure did make (after the Fall) nasty-tasting vegetables to afflict and torment children.

  2. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    Good one Lizzie, I don’t like peas either.

  3. chassimmons

    chassimmons GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    Maybe if they were sweetened?
    I eat my peas with honey,
    I’ve done so all my life.
    It makes the peas taste funny,
    but they stick well to my knife.

  4. goblue562

    goblue562 said, 4 months ago

    Funny how things taste so differently to each of us.. Peas are my favorite vegetable.

    (Actually, they’re a fruit… but you know what I mean :)

  5. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, 4 months ago


    Wait a minute!!!
    Templo SUD just said that peas were a legume.
    Now you are saying that they are a fruit.
    I think we should put it up for a vote!

  6. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 4 months ago

    All we are saying…
    Is give peas a chance.

  7. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 4 months ago

    Lizzie can say, “eleven”, but she can’t say, “seven”. How is that possible, since those words rhyme?

  8. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, 4 months ago

    My husband hates peas, and his mother made him sit at the table until he ate every last one of them. They had a linoleum topped table with hollow chrome legs with removable caps. Guess where the peas went.

  9. Salinasong

    Salinasong said, 4 months ago

    Actually, vegetables can come from any part of the plant; leaves, stems, roots, seeds … and fruits. That’s why we call all plants vegetation. So while not all vegetables are fruit … all fruits are vegetation.

  10. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago


    I think we should put it up for a vote!

    Right! Let’s vote on what their DNA contains.

    That’s like the shrub & company thinking they could repeal the laws of physics.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 4 months ago

    Lynn’s Notes:

    My kids liked most vegetables, so eating wasn’t a problem. A cartoonist who draws on family stuff for gags, however, needs the gag reflex of unpalatable foods — and the thing about peas is, they’re funny! Squash is funny because of the name, and of course the goofy shapes it can come in. A head of lettuce can be funny, I guess, but peas are made for comedy. They are hard to get on a fork, look like frog parts, and roll onto the floor easily. They are easy to spit, mash, or fling off a spoon. They can be bright or bilious green depending on how “left over” they are, and dogs, for the most part, hate them. Anything a dog won’t eat is usually spurned by kids.

    I have done several gags about this maligned dicotyledon, and the surprising result is that I have had no complaints. I thought there was a reader out there for every complaint possible, but so far I have heard nothing from pea fanciers, associations, or “protect the pea” movements, and I’m curious; now that I have mentioned this lack of interest, will I finally hear from these people?
    I always liked them, their color, their taste, use a spoon.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 4 months ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    “What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not been discovered.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882)
    The hubris of Man.

  13. rshive

    rshive said, 4 months ago


    Not in this house, thank you.

  14. RootsInDM

    RootsInDM said, 4 months ago


    Peas are the fruit of a legume. Peanuts, on the other hand, actually grow as nodes on the roots of a legume.

  15. Driveteach

    Driveteach said, 4 months ago

    “God, in His wisdom, invented the fly,
    And then forgot to tell us why!:

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