Frazz by Jef Mallett

Frazz

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  1. bdaverin

    bdaverin said, almost 3 years ago

    Having had moments where my vocabulary outstripped my teachers, I sympathize with Caulfield’s acumen if not his motives.

  2. Lewreader

    Lewreader said, almost 3 years ago

    I love using four syllable words till I look them up and see what they mean.

  3. olddog1

    olddog1 said, almost 3 years ago

    I was in the process of catching up on strips prior to the date they began in the local paper when they disappeared. Anyone know if the achives exist anywhere?

  4. rhhsch

    rhhsch GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Today’s comic doesn’t make sense because “penultimate” means “next to last.”

  5. prrdh

    prrdh said, almost 3 years ago

    @rhhsch, that’s exactly why it makes sense. Caulfield knows what it means but Mrs. Olson doesn’t; she understands it, as many people do, to mean ‘last’.

  6. Varnes

    Varnes said, almost 3 years ago

    I guess I was confused on that word, too. I thought it meant most important…….

  7. rhhsch

    rhhsch GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Touche, prrdh. I appreciate the gentleness of your correction!

  8. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, almost 3 years ago

    The gag here is typical of Frazz: The enlightened, fit protagonists prove their superiority over the clueless, fat stooges. I really have to wonder about people who find this stuff funny. It’s repetitive, pedantic, and mean.

  9. banderpal

    banderpal said, almost 3 years ago

    My daughter discovered “antepenultimate” (next to next to last) at about Caulfield’s age. I’m forwarding this strip to her.

  10. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 3 years ago

    It scares me today how teachers in this state major in things like art and then get what amounts to a single year of college (the fifth year) to turn them into a teacher. The high school I went to now teaches two grades below grade level and the teachers know less than what we students had to know to graduate in the late 1980s.

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