Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis

Pearls Before Swine

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  1. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, over 1 year ago

    Pastis should be.

  2. Sherlock Watson

    Sherlock Watson said, over 1 year ago

    This could drive Rat to get so hammered that he’ll get sickle to his stomach.

  3. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 1 year ago

    Bet he can’t say that pun three times fast…

  4. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 1 year ago

    That’s quite a mouthful Goat has there in the second panel.

  5. R Mahn

    R Mahn said, over 1 year ago

    A see a red flag here!

  6. R Mahn

    R Mahn said, over 1 year ago

    Oh wait, you see a red flag whenever you mouse-over someone’s comment. ;)

  7. R Mahn

    R Mahn said, over 1 year ago

    But seriously, I don’t get the first “flag” in the tongue twister. "
    “The parent’s raising of their son Red FLAGS because…” (I assume Red here is the son’s name)
    Is “flags” a verb here? Does it mean “getting tired” or “is failing”?

  8. R Mahn

    R Mahn said, over 1 year ago

    Ah, to answer my own question, I realize now “flag” can mean “to droop”

  9. R Mahn

    R Mahn said, over 1 year ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    How is this a pun? Isn’t it just a tongue-twister?

  10. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, over 1 year ago

    Clever, okay; but also audacious, irritating, and probably cursed, too….

  11. Proginoskes

    Proginoskes said, over 1 year ago

    No, not “clever” … That other word … stupid.

  12. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 1 year ago

    Did he raise the flags on the dead red branches of “flagged” firs?

    (Last project I worked on in the Siskiyous was with cytospora canker “flagging” firs, i.e., it would kill the limbs and the needles would turn red. They called it “flagging”.)

  13. Superfrog

    Superfrog said, over 1 year ago

    @R Mahn

    You are right that it is something of a tongue twister, but Brono Zeigerts is absolutely correct to call this a pun. This is a play on words for homorous effect exploiting the ambiguities and innuendoes of different meanings of the same words. It is brilliant and funny and quite difficult..

  14. Hillbillyman

    Hillbillyman said, over 1 year ago

    @Proginoskes

    Hey change the freaking channel if you don’t like it.

  15. Hillbillyman

    Hillbillyman said, over 1 year ago

    Yes Mr.Pastis..your ’da man.

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