Frazz by Jef Mallett



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  1. drmark2

    drmark2 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    you would think an English teacher would use the correct adverb form…

  2. rshive

    rshive said, 9 months ago

    But old people also do less to get hurt.

  3. Kerovan

    Kerovan said, 9 months ago


    There’s a difference between written and spoken English. You would almost think they are two separate languages. Spoken English sounds wrong, if the written rules are used, so I didn’t even notice until you pointed it out. =)

  4. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    No rush, kid
    It’ll be on the Tube…

  5. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 9 months ago


    High is written, Low is spoken. Formal is what you should use for writing papers. Informal is what people speak, and dialog is not like the written language. (Usually.)

  6. Strod

    Strod GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago


    But there is one thing that you can conclude from all that (and a lot more evidence not presented here so far): English is severely broken.

  7. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, 9 months ago


    Mrs. Olsen is an elementary school teacher, not an English teacher. Her strengths are in other areas, like standing up to sabotaging parents who have an agenda to ruin their kids, just for the fun of it. Or diving after kids to clear them away from inattentive drivers.

  8. todyoung

    todyoung said, 9 months ago

    GO MAX!

  9. cabalonrye

    cabalonrye said, 9 months ago

    All right, I’ll bite. What is she supposed to say if she speaks ‘proper’ English? (English is not my first language)

  10. Agingstoner

    Agingstoner said, 9 months ago


    Old people heal more slowly…

  11. Josh  Lyons

    Josh Lyons GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago


    You’re like a wart, you know that?

  12. Wolf Emperor

    Wolf Emperor GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    “Slower” instead of “more slowly” isn’t a matter of correct/incorrect; it’s a matter of formal/casual speak. I found an example where Shakespeare used “slower” as an adverb too.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 9 months ago


    Like this country, folks have considered our language broken for a very long time. Personally I find learning the words we have is better than the cobbled together slang that comes about. So I use it myself.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 9 months ago

    @Josh Lyons

    And what are you a boil? Enjoy your analogies.

  15. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, 9 months ago


    IMHO, not so much broken as in an increasing state of flux. Rapid tech changes, increasing population are the drivers. Language always changes but the pace is increasing of late.

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