MythTickle by Justin Thompson


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  1. Jo Jo

    Jo Jo said, over 3 years ago

    Is the swingset supposed to mean something? Astronomical units or whatnot?

  2. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 3 years ago

    Actually, the trend is to spell it with just the apostrophe now, for the simple reason that “Mars’s”, although technically correct, looks odd to the eye. However, you are right about “it’s” vs. “its.”The problem is that the “-’s,” as it is used here, is normally used to show possession in nouns (as the vestigial remnant of the original Old English Genitive case), so it’s being incorrectly added to pronouns to do the same thing by way of analogy.

  3. frederickhuber69

    frederickhuber69 said, over 3 years ago

    I like the rainbow bridge, one could interpret the swing set, slide and monkey bars to be the playground at Asgard Elementary, or not, depending on his/her belief system/creation myth.

  4. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, over 3 years ago

    —And not only that [see Grammar Police comments, above], but the first comma in panel 4 is superfluous.
    Capt. Odom is not the most skilled of lecturers. In that, he reminds of a captain who lectured to my Air Science class in college. He is soporific, like too many lecturers I have heard….

  5. Ensoh

    Ensoh said, over 3 years ago

    Ewww . . . Jason: I-T-apostrophe-S is the contraction of “It Is,” NOT the possessive form of “It!” The possessive is “Its.” PLEASE! Don’t join the makers of illiterate nameplates and personalized matchbook covers!

  6. bramduff

    bramduff said, over 3 years ago

    Really. This is a brilliantly funny cartoon poking fun at the science vs. creationist debate in a school full of gods and all anybody can seem to comment about is an apostrophe.

  7. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    But it is safe to comment about correct grammar.
    Once the gods start arguing about who created what things get dangerous.

  8. Heather Dunham

    Heather Dunham GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


  9. luvcmx

    luvcmx said, over 3 years ago


  10. Chanticleer

    Chanticleer said, over 3 years ago

    Great art, great message. Thanks for another wonderful strip, Justin!

  11. mntim

    mntim GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I was so offended by the apostrophe that I touched it up with the Wite-Out that I always carry around.

  12. capndunzzl

    capndunzzl said, over 3 years ago

    …was duct tape used at any time?

  13. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    See how easy it is to just make stuff up? Velikovsky, Joseph Smith, L. Ron Hubbard, Moses, etc., etc.

  14. bjy1293

    bjy1293 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The play ground is for recess,of course

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Though the point is all those gods, all those different creation stories etc. Correcting the grammar of the author is different from stooping to do so for commenters. Need I spend time explaining it?

    Even so I see Grammarians only correct, almost never actually comment on the body of what they are correcting! That is annoying and really improper.

    I always found the use of (’s) for a word ending in (s) awkward.

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