FoxTrot Classics by Bill Amend

FoxTrot Classics

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  1. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, over 1 year ago

    And then the Royal Flush … (Napoleon was “Emperor”).

  2. Jogger2

    Jogger2 said, over 1 year ago

    Napoleon was actually about average in height for his time.

  3. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 1 year ago

    Interesting, in that the British call the washroom the ‘loo.’
    Or used to, don’t know if they still do.

  4. water_moon

    water_moon said, over 1 year ago

    shoulda left it on the hat, less pain for you.

  5. Destiny23

    Destiny23 said, over 1 year ago

    Like trying to get rid of a burr. No matter how you touch it, it sticks to you…

  6. unicornstar

    unicornstar said, over 1 year ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    Yes we still do. When people flung their potty waste out of the window, they would shout “Gardez l’eau” [gar-day low]. That’s French for “watch out for the water”. We probably get the word “loo” from this expression, although some people think it comes from “Room 100” which is what European people used to call the bathroom. The number 100 when written looks kike the word loo.

  7. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 1 year ago

    the smell of wet dog.

  8. rmacprivate

    rmacprivate said, over 1 year ago

    @unicornstar

    Just went to check if Thomas Crapper had ever been knighted. Now there would be a Monty Python sketch. Anyway, turns out that he didn’t invent a flush toilet. Oh well, another great story flushed.

  9. DanielECooper

    DanielECooper GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Yep, for a Brit there is a double pun here

  10. Pelahnar

    Pelahnar said, over 1 year ago

    @DanielECooper

    I assumed the double pun is on purpose. If you, British or not (personally, I’m American, but I got it right away), don’t know that “loo” can mean “toilet” then you just miss out. Or read the comments and discover.

  11. twypsi

    twypsi said, over 1 year ago

    That’s my mother-in-law’s chihuahua! Nasty little beast! Are all chihuahuas that way, yappie, furtive and down right mean?

  12. kea

    kea said, over 1 year ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    yes. water closet became waterloo became loo.

  13. MagicFan

    MagicFan said, over 1 year ago

    @dukedoug

    I didn’t even get the part about Napoleon’s last battle.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @rmacprivate

    The Romans invented and used the first flush toilets.

  15. dflak

    dflak said, over 1 year ago

    Considering “loo” is derived from the French “l’eau” (water) isn’t Waterloo redundant?

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