Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis

Pearls Before Swine

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  1. Sherlock Watson

    Sherlock Watson said, over 2 years ago

    I once heard that romantic comedies were just as toxic to relationships as pornography; each gives one sex the wrong idea about the other.

  2. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 2 years ago

    One guess as to who wrote this story!

  3. KG1

    KG1 said, over 2 years ago

    So, Elly is at least 30 years old and just now deciding it’s time to venture out into the world . Probably should have begun her quest at an earlier age. At least she’s fortunate to have such a durable teddy to rely on.

  4. Arye Uygur

    Arye Uygur said, over 2 years ago

    “Tush” comes from the Yiddish word “tuchus,” which was derived from the Hebrew word “tachat,” which means “under.” The Farsi word “takhteh,” throne, as in “Takhte Jamshid,” throne of Jamshid, is derived from the similar Arabic word as Hebrew and Arabic are very close.

  5. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 2 years ago

    @Sherlock Watson

    I don’t doubt that one bit.

    One of the common things in romantic comedies is that the man is clueless, controlled by his appetites, and so on.

  6. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 2 years ago

    re: night gaunt

    ass was originally the word for a donkey. While they don’t act like in the movies, they can be stubborn. And so a person started being called an ass if they were stubborn. Then it became much more of a cuss as time went on.

  7. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, over 2 years ago

    Teddy bears are so much more trustworthy than people (or hippos, I guess)!

  8. loneguardian

    loneguardian said, over 2 years ago


    some dirty rat

  9. Jonathan Mason

    Jonathan Mason said, over 2 years ago


    Wrong. Ass is still a term for a donkey, and has been for 1,000s of years: in fact the word ass predates the use of the word donkey (the original version of the Bible uses ass rather than donkey).Use of the word donkey was popularised in the 19th century, in case the word ass shocked the ears of polite society.

    The use of the word ass as a slang term for buttocks is an Americanisation of the 1,000 year old Anglo-Saxon word arse, presumably because the word arse may be shocking to sensitive American ears.

  10. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Jonathan Mason

    Well, I’m certainly shocked. Not right now, of course. As one of the professionally offended, I don’t work on the weekend.

  11. Just4Kixx

    Just4Kixx said, over 2 years ago

    Even more confusing, the euphemism for making love, and probably the single most useful word in the English language (it can mean ANYTHING) is considered the baddest of bad words, even worse than the one for excrement.

  12. eddie6192

    eddie6192 said, over 2 years ago

    I’ve heard of a purple elephant before, but not of a purple hippo.

  13. jungle68

    jungle68 said, over 2 years ago

    Man, being Ellie must bite.

  14. davidh48

    davidh48 said, over 2 years ago

    And negative comments are uplifting?

    Why do you bother with this strip?

  15. Dabattlebacca

    Dabattlebacca said, over 2 years ago

    Be happy with what you have.

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