Pickles by Brian Crane


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  1. Superfrog

    Superfrog said, 10 months ago

    Nice colour.

  2. Llewellenbruce

    Llewellenbruce said, 10 months ago

    I never heard of a duvet.

  3. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, 10 months ago

    I used to think that a comforter was a fancy name for a girl who charged by the hour.

  4. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, 10 months ago

    Earl’s right…cause that’s not a duvet! (See yesterday’s strip discussion). A duvet is much bulkier, more like what used to be called an “eiderdown.”
    Interesting that in Dickens’ day, the word “comforter” was used to describe a woolen scarf, the kind you wrap around your neck in winter.
    But language does funny things, a word can mean different things in different areas of the same country. An elderly friend of mine from the SE US made handwoven woolen blankets on a loom, and called them both “comforter” and “quilt.”She never used the word “blanket.”

  5. MayKitten

    MayKitten GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago


    A duvet is a goose or duck down comforter packed in a bag to look like a pillow in a decorative pillow slip. The origin of overpackaging for marketing purposes.

  6. ratlum

    ratlum said, 10 months ago

    Still a blanket.

  7. Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper) said, 10 months ago

    That’s it Earl…

  8. daDoctah

    daDoctah said, 10 months ago

    When I was growing up, everybody just called them “the covers”. Fancy-schmancy words like “blanket”, “bedspread”, “comforter”, “duvet” were for pretentious foreigners.

  9. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago


    Touche, daDoc !

  10. Ghille

    Ghille GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    A “duvet” is really like a pillow case for your comforter! It is open on one end and you wriggle the comforter inside and button or zip the end shut…it’s to keep the comforter clean.

  11. naturally_easy

    naturally_easy said, 10 months ago

    Until I met my wife I had never heard of a pillow sham. Just a fancy pillow that you aren’t allowed to use. So why are they there, then? Apparently, for looks. Wouldn’t want a burgler to sneak in while we were away and see an ordinary bed!

  12. edclectic

    edclectic said, 10 months ago

    Anything with a French name is always more expensive.

  13. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, 10 months ago


    Ergo, eat more home fries?
    The French fries are tres cher

  14. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, 10 months ago

    Earl learned the code.
    It reminds me of Desperate Housewives episode in which children were not told if they were in the advanced, regular or slow class. Gabrielle simply looked at the homework difficulty and figured it out.
    School officials panicked, “SHE’S BROKEN THE CODE!!!”

  15. Linguist

    Linguist said, 10 months ago

    Glad I live in a climate where duvets, comforters, and heavy blankets are unnecessary. Pillow shams and those silly ruffles that go around the bottom mattress are popular, though Lord knows why.
    As long as the sheets are clean and the mattress firm, that’s all I care about.

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