Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis

Pearls Before Swine

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  1. TheSnoopster

    TheSnoopster said, about 2 years ago

    You have a point, Rat.

  2. Sherlock Watson

    Sherlock Watson said, about 2 years ago

    Want to have fun on this date, Bob? One word: Swap.

  3. Number Six

    Number Six said, about 2 years ago

    I went on a blind date once. The guide dog had more personality.

    (Sigh…)

  4. Odd Dog

    Odd Dog GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Number Six

    Sounds like a “rough” date.

  5. Odd Dog

    Odd Dog GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Here is an interesting clip on grammar police. Enjoy
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    http://www.upworthy.com/stephen-fry-takes-a-firm-stance-on-grammar-he-doesnt-go-the-way-youd-think-2?g=4&c=upw10

  6. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, about 2 years ago

    @Odd Dog

    Stephen Fry does have some points, but without words which correspond to rules of grammar, any language becomes meaningless…..

    ’Twas womble mig muh slithy toves mak gyre mig gimble tik muh wabe…. etc.

  7. Mark

    Mark said, about 2 years ago

    @Odd Dog

    Thank you.

  8. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, about 2 years ago

    I remember seeing a program about creative writing. One episode remarked that the more time you spend on writing dialog, the less realistic it seems. Not everybody is an English major, so dialog should endeavour to emulate how people actually speak.
    (You can wake up now!)

  9. thebird55

    thebird55 said, about 2 years ago

    Many people these days do not understand the rules here.


    “Jake and I got a ride to the store with Bob.”


    But it’s: “Bob gave Jake and ME a ride to the store.” Not “I”, which is a mistake that seems to get more common every day.

  10. thebird55

    thebird55 said, about 2 years ago

    Aha…..I just realized that Pastis may have used incorrect grammar to deflect attention from a substandard (for him, anyway) strip.

  11. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, about 2 years ago

    Bump Bob’s bald pate boldly, Rat! Be a big brave boy! Bravo!

  12. SuperDavid

    SuperDavid said, about 2 years ago

    Whack-a-rat!

  13. JusSayin

    JusSayin said, about 2 years ago

    Try the croquettes and the crudités, then eat a beef tenderloin, extremely rare. Then ravish the wife, the other female, a waitress or two, and scare the other guy away.

    Just a thought to take your mind off grammar nazis on a strip that has crocs.

  14. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, about 2 years ago

    Times have changed. We never had “couples dates.” We went out for dinner with our friends—with people we actually wanted to spend time with.

  15. jeffc42

    jeffc42 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Odd Dog

    Thanks for the link. As others mentioned, sometimes you have to write as people speak. It’s all in the context and purpose of the writing. This is a comic strip. Rats and pigs don’t actually talk.

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