Phoebe and Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson

Phoebe and Her Unicorn

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  1. Hag5000

    Hag5000 said, over 3 years ago

    Her dad could have Googled it…even if there was no answer, it would show Phoebe he tried.

  2. Starman Stormtrooper

    Starman Stormtrooper said, over 3 years ago

    @Hag5000

    I just Googled it and there is no answer to it.

  3. kaykeyser

    kaykeyser said, over 3 years ago

    Since when does Summer vacation mean having to learn stuff? on the other hand that goes with all the other great questions like "Why is no one ever just whelmed? and why do hot dogs and hot dog buns come in different numbers? and a few others I can’t recall right now.

  4. Jada Witmer

    Jada Witmer said, over 3 years ago

    You mean I am not the only one to wonder about weird stuff like that?

  5. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 years ago

    English has influences from many languages. We have all sorts of weird exceptions to rule. Child and children, but not deer and deerdren. Goose and geese, but not moose and meese. I grew up hearing “deers” despite people knowing it wasn’t correct. Done in fun to confound english teachers who back then could actually spell.

  6. R.U. Kidding

    R.U. Kidding said, over 3 years ago

    @kaykeyser
    No one is ever gruntled, either. And the weather is never clement.

  7. ujean

    ujean said, over 3 years ago

    @R.U. Kidding

    Clement just fell out of use. It’s a real word.
    I had to check but guess what gruntled is official too!
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gruntle

  8. ujean

    ujean said, over 3 years ago

    English; Old German, Norman French, Latin, Celtic. Shake well, add sprinkles of just about any linguistic group laying around, allow to simmer for about 1000 years. Even English speakers have problems.

  9. Reynard61

    Reynard61 said, over 3 years ago

    “One tooth.”


    “Two teeth.”


    “One telephone booth.”


    “Two telephone beeth?” – GED lesson video.



    “The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don’t just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.”
    —James D. Nicoll


    http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/James_Nicoll

  10. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 3 years ago

    Louse, lice, house, hice?

  11. Kali39

    Kali39 said, over 3 years ago

    We will never have a global language, because:
    1. Polish has no vowels;
    2. Hawaiian has no consonants;
    3. and English has no sense.

  12. Me3000

    Me3000 said, over 3 years ago

    pronounce must
    then ache
    then mustache
    if you said mistake for the last one your not wrong the language is…lol

  13. Masterius

    Masterius said, over 3 years ago

    English is the result of Norman men-at-arms trying to make dates with Saxon barmaids.

  14. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, over 3 years ago

    I think so Phoebe.

  15. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Consider “laughter” and “daughter”.
    Both are similar in German (gelachter and Tochter), and are in fact more similar in German pronunciation than in English.
    (Actually, in old English, both words appear to have used the same hard “-ch” or “-gh” sound, but later diverged.)
    Note that “laugh” is a word, but “daugh” is not.

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