The Born Loser by Art and Chip Sansom

The Born Loser

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  1. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, about 2 years ago

    Who did see that line coming from a mile away?!?

  2. awgiedawgie

    awgiedawgie GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    To be that pompous, one should employ proper grammar. It should be “my not wanting your advice,” not “me not wanting your advice.” And if he can’t keep that straight, he could say, “I meant you’re right – I don’t want your advice.”

  3. gooseylou

    gooseylou GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Ya know, you grammer corrections may be correct but this is a comic, not real life. Also, I have noted that most people in everyday situations do not talk proper grammer, which is their right.

  4. Kit Walker

    Kit Walker GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    But awgiedawgie’s right: the humor would have escalated had the boss’ speech been grammatically correct.

  5. Perkycat

    Perkycat GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Kit Walker

    Yes. I didn’t laugh at this when I first read it but after using awgiedawgie’s version, I almost fell out of my chair laughing.

  6. le-roy

    le-roy said, about 2 years ago

    The purpose of grammar nazis (like me) is to help the rest of you remember that communication is usually enhanced by the proper use of language. Sometimes poor usage is the joke, itself, and that’s fine, but otherwise it’s a sign of either laziness or ignorance. When you have the choice between being right or wrong, why not choose to be right?

  7. RUBBER DUCKY

    RUBBER DUCKY said, about 2 years ago

    i stormed over to the boss’s office the other day and gave him my piece of mind and my advice on how to manage this company……next time, i’ll do it when his office door is open and he’s not out to lunch…next time…….

  8. caller49

    caller49 said, about 2 years ago

    @pouncingtiger

    “raises hand” I did I did!

  9. le-roy

    le-roy said, about 2 years ago

    @truecanadianliberal

    Yes, I agree that “police” is a much better term.

    Regarding “me” vs. “my”, I was going to let that slide as being too picky – I was responding to those who were being critical of awgiedawgie. But since you asked…


    Normal people please ignore this -

    About is used as a preposition here. The object is not Veeblefester himself, but rather his position of “not wanting your advice!” I believe that calls for the possessive pronoun – “his” position, or in the first person, “my” position.

  10. Tin Can Twidget

    Tin Can Twidget GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    In these discussions, I’m often reminded of an english professor I had in college who maintained that there is no such thing as correct english — the only correct and proper english is whatever is accepted where you are.

  11. JeepersCreepers

    JeepersCreepers said, about 2 years ago

    @awgiedawgie

    Speaking of pomposity…

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