For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 9 months ago

    To be fair to Elly, I don’t think most of what Elizabeth is saying to her dolls is what Elly says to her. I will grant Elizabeth the lines about eating vegetables and the messy room. I have seen those comic strips, but the rest of it doesn’t sound like Elly to me. For example, I can’t remember any comic strips that featured Elly telling a bedtime story. I suspect Elizabeth has heard some of this stuff from other mothers.

  2. Gizmo Cat

    Gizmo Cat said, 9 months ago

    Actually, Lynn says on her own website that her daughter Kate talked to her dolls and sounded much like Lynn in her choice of words, inflections, and body language.

  3. Observer fo Irony

    Observer fo Irony said, 9 months ago

    Hey look she was actually listening, now you just have to figure out where she picked up the foul words …like job and vegetables.

  4. frugalnotcheap

    frugalnotcheap said, 9 months ago

    This reminds me of when I was a kid and my mother heard my youngest sister (about 3-ish) cussin’ like a ______ (you fill in the blank so I don’t offend any group of people).

  5. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, 9 months ago

    @Gizmo Cat

    I was shocked when I heard my three-year-old’s play with her dolls

    “I’ve had to drag this kid up that sodding bank . . .”

    Yep – me to the life.

  6. LadyKat

    LadyKat said, 9 months ago

    All mothers sound like that at one time or another.

  7. westny77

    westny77 said, 9 months ago

    Not only does she imitate her mother she watches TC as well

  8. sundogusa

    sundogusa said, 9 months ago

    Wake up call?

  9. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 9 months ago


    what fantasy world are you living in?
    The fantasy world in which I read this comic strip regularly. Wait! That’s the real world!
    Ellie herself admitted where Elizabeth got the dialogue
    I think she is being too hard on herself, admission or no. The mother which Elizabeth is portraying is tougher than the actual Elly we have seen in the comic strips.

  10. Carl42SG

    Carl42SG GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Ah yes — imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

  11. SFFanatic

    SFFanatic said, 9 months ago

  12. oldman2015

    oldman2015 said, 9 months ago

    ain’t it the truth?

  13. snakemama

    snakemama said, 9 months ago

    children learn by watching more than we want them to…out of the mouths of babes. i always have to watch myself to not swear in front of my friends’ children

  14. RedBaron38

    RedBaron38 said, 9 months ago

    @Observer fo Irony

    The sad thing is, Elly doesn’t learn a thing.

  15. LV1951

    LV1951 said, 9 months ago

    Kid’s do repeat what adults say!

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