One Big Happy by Rick Detorie

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  1. Stratmanron

    Stratmanron said, about 7 hours ago

    Isn’t it candy coated in sugar? Anyway, I like Ruthie’s thought WAY better!

    Where does a child that age get the word “britches”?

  2. Smiley R Mom

    Smiley R Mom GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 hours ago

    1. “A confection that consists of a piece of fruit, a seed, or a nut coated with sugar.”
    Maybe someone has told her that she’s being “too big for her britches”?

  3. Strod

    Strod said, about 5 hours ago

    I got comfit confused with confit and was wondering why on Earth a little girl would carry pieces of slow-cooked duck in her bag.

  4. Retired Dude

    Retired Dude said, about 5 hours ago


    From the adults around them that use the word. When I was a kid that’s what I called them because that’s what my folks called them. On the other hand, my grandpa called them ‘birches’.

  5. OldestandWisest

    OldestandWisest said, about 5 hours ago

    The book the teacher is reading should be Alice in Wonderland. Alice handed out comfits to the winners (who numbered exactly the same as the number of participants, apparently, they were VERY progressive in Wonderland) of the Caucus Race in that book,

  6. John Powe

    John Powe said, about 3 hours ago


    I suspect she got from Grandma Rose, as in:
    “Don’t Get Too Big for Your Britches!” I base that belief on My Dad saying that too his beloved Children!

  7. Stan McSerr

    Stan McSerr said, about 3 hours ago

    Ruthie is quite a sweet talker!

  8. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, about 2 hours ago

    Meanwhile, gross-out at

  9. nailer

    nailer GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 hour ago


    I have the suspition both words are related somehow, since a confit is pieces of meat slowcooked in fat, getting very lustrous, and a comfit is a piece of fruit, nut, etc, covered in hardened sugar or other sweet coating, In Spanish confitado means some kind of candy coated with a sweet smooth cover, like M&Ms or other simmilar.

  10. Josh Lyons

    Josh Lyons said, about 1 hour ago


    Thank goodness I read this strip (both versions) in the afternoons and not in the mornings! I’d lose my appetite also after hearing that!

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