Pickles by Brian Crane


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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, 12 months ago

    “(Dis)agreeance” must be in the Earl Pickles Dictionary, not Webster’s nor Oxford.

  2. Llewellenbruce

    Llewellenbruce said, 12 months ago

    She better hire a painter to do the job if
    she ever wants the house painted.

  3. Mark Zwaan

    Mark Zwaan said, 12 months ago

    I’m not sure of disagreeance is a word but agreeance sure is (was):
    Agreeance is a word that seems to be continually reinvented and recycled. The term first appeared in the 16th century and enjoyed its greatest popularity in the 18th and early to mid-19th centuries. Since then it has fallen into disuse.

  4. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, 12 months ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    Due to an ink and paper shortage, conventional dictionaries are limited to more conventional words.
    Earl is not conventional as he leads us into the less limited electronic world of mass storage.

  5. daDoctah

    daDoctah said, 12 months ago

    So, vocabulary geniuses, are both “normality” and “normalcy” real words? And if not, which one should we avoid using? In 1920, Warren G Harding took a lot of heat for using one of them in his campaign, but then someone took a look at actual dictionaries and found that the one they were giving him a hard time over went back at least to 1857.

  6. Pretzelcoatl

    Pretzelcoatl said, 12 months ago

    We’ll have to make some allowment for Earl’s brain.

  7. cdward

    cdward said, 12 months ago


    Well, “normalcy” is the word I’ve used, but apparently “normality” is fine, too.

  8. Juice- Bruce

    Juice- Bruce said, 12 months ago

    Good job Mr Crane ! You are making us all think about the words we use every day and there true meaning,if any !

  9. Egrayj

    Egrayj said, 12 months ago

    I have no problem with agreeance at all. Did someone say potato?

  10. GROG!

    GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    It ought to be a word.

  11. codger1944

    codger1944 said, 12 months ago

    I think George Bush (the younger) invented a few word too.

  12. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, 12 months ago

    @Mark Zwaan

    re. “I’m not sure of disagreeance is a word but agreeance sure is (was)”
    Yeahbut that’s beside the point.
    The point is to annoy Opal.
    Iy does make you wonder how much effort he went to to find it, though.

  13. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, 12 months ago

    How about: “Commenter” & “Commentator”?
    Are we mere commenters here,
    whereas if you get paid you’re a commentator?

    More syllables, more prestige.

  14. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, 12 months ago


    I was a house painter for five long years. I thought I’d never finish that flippin’ house

  15. bagbalm

    bagbalm said, 12 months ago

    She is in annoyance.

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