Pickles by Brian Crane

Pickles

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  1. Linux0s

    Linux0s said, over 1 year ago

    Luckily she said mule.

  2. Llewellenbruce

    Llewellenbruce said, over 1 year ago

    He can be as stubborn as a mule sometimes.

  3. beviek

    beviek GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Little pitchers have big ears.

  4. poppy1313

    poppy1313 said, over 1 year ago

    I don’t know mules are pretty smart

  5. knuckler49

    knuckler49 said, over 1 year ago

    @poppy1313

    I learned, from Peter Washington, who owned property at the end of the cove south of our house, that his mule knew how to traverse a hill in the lane: it took a diagonal path, up or down. I use that approach every time I take a full recycling can or trash can down MY driveway to the street for collection.

    Peter’s comment was, “Mule knows”.

  6. daDoctah

    daDoctah said, over 1 year ago

    Opal could use some help keeping her metaphors unmixed.

  7. The Life I Draw Upon

    The Life I Draw Upon said, over 1 year ago

    She is such a boar.

  8. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, over 1 year ago

    Mixie metaphor

  9. Vegas Viper

    Vegas Viper said, over 1 year ago

    Opal’s always full of complements… It’s called being jealous…

  10. Tom Falco

    Tom Falco said, over 1 year ago

    Grandma is feeling her oats today.

  11. MomKat1982

    MomKat1982 said, over 1 year ago

    Pictures, not pitchers

  12. goweeder

    goweeder GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @MomKat1982

    Actually, it IS pitchers — a pitcher is a
    a container that can hold several glasses.
    The pitcher has one big ear (the handle).‘Little pitchers have big ears" (plural) is using a little poetic justice.
    But that’s how it goes.

  13. Number Three

    Number Three said, over 1 year ago

    Love it!

    xxx

  14. beviek

    beviek GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @MomKat1982

    Pictures, not pitchers

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    goweeder is exactly right.

    Little pitchers have big ears.
    Proverb: Children like to listen to adult conversations and can understand a lot of what they hear. (Used to warn another adult not to talk about something because there is a child present.) I started to tell Mary about the date I had on Saturday, but she interrupted me, saying, “Little pitchers have big ears,” and looked pointedly at her six-year-old daughter, who was in the room with us.


    Perhaps you’re from a different country than the US and aren’t familiar with these kinds of idioms?

  15. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, over 1 year ago

    And consider if the statement actually were “pictures”. Pictures have no ears
    nor are children analogous to pictures
    whereas they are very much like pitchers capable of being filled and pouring out whatever fills them

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