For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Asharah

    Asharah said, about 2 years ago

    Ellie, what’s the worst he could say? Does he actually know any racial slurs? And even if he was gonna say, “oh, they’re Japanese.” so what? It’s not offensive, it’s just stating the obvious.

  2. Jonathan K.

    Jonathan K. said, about 2 years ago

    The first appearance of Dawn. One of my favourite characters.

  3. Lauren M

    Lauren M said, about 2 years ago

    And Brian! That ws the brother right? :)

  4. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, about 2 years ago


    If they are Japanese, then I would like to say “yōkoso Miruborō-shi e!” (welcome to Milborough!) on the Pattersons’ behalf.

  5. Kris Bennett

    Kris Bennett said, about 2 years ago

    I loved Dawn and Brian but Elly was being a bit rash…

  6. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, about 2 years ago

    Too bad Elly thinks Michael is going to embarrass himself (and, at the same time, his mother) by pointing out the difference between him and the “new kids on the block.” The only difference he cared about was if they were going to be his age. They were, and he was really happy about that! ;)

  7. x_Tech

    x_Tech GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    I didn’t know that some kids were different until some adult told me they were.
    But by then I’d already figured out that there were adults that didn’t know Diddly or her brother Squat.

  8. Stew Bek

    Stew Bek said, about 2 years ago

    Geez, wouldn’t they just be another family of Canadians (or Canucks if you choose)?

  9. K.C. Fahel

    K.C. Fahel said, about 2 years ago

    I remember the summer I was 7, my family had moved to a new neighborhood. Just a few months later, a new family moved right next door, with TWO daughters, ages 6 and 5! I still keep in touch with the older one (the younger one became somewhat of a Duggar; last I heard she & her husband had 10 children and were homeschooling).

  10. frugalnotcheap

    frugalnotcheap said, about 2 years ago

    I remember being ‘just kids’, too!!!!! Too bad that part didn’t last.

  11. LadyKat

    LadyKat said, about 2 years ago

    @Stew Bek

    How do you know they aren’t Canadian citizens?

  12. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    That would have been nice, but I don’t think it was ever true. My neighborhood wasn’t very mixed, but we were taught by pour parents to accept people, and that racial epithets were not to be uttered. And we did hear them. And I was disappointed in more than one friend or neighbor for making intolerant remarks.
    We had a few cliche’s in our heads- but we unlearned them.

  13. summerdog

    summerdog said, about 2 years ago

    He’s so happy. Why am I tearing up, here?

  14. queenkimmie

    queenkimmie said, about 2 years ago


    I’m with you didn’t realize it wasn’t proper to associate with certain people as a child (honestly didn’t see the difference we all bleed red correct) until the adults in my life told me. Never have and still don’t understand why people get hung up on skin color, belief systems, lifestyles, income, accents, you name it.

    Shame on Ellie for thinking like an adult.

  15. MikeJay942

    MikeJay942 said, about 2 years ago

    What’s interesting about your statement is the one group you left out of the 6 you mentioned. Another telling sign is your use of the “Democrat Party” phraseology. Curious…

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