The Barn by Ralph Hagen

The Barn

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  1. JoanHelen

    JoanHelen said, 10 months ago

    Ouch! Single licence [with a c] but licensed establishment. And yes, I know it is only a comic but children read these as well and the social media can and should be educational. When you have worked in the business world for many years and tried to get a business letter typed without scary spelling mistakes you will understand why I am protesting.

  2. Destiny23

    Destiny23 said, 10 months ago


    If you took the time to look it up in the dictionary, you would see that both are correct. True, Ralph used the American spelling, but it’s still a version of English, sort of…

  3. no1scouse

    no1scouse said, 10 months ago


    The cartoonist is Canadian. So he spells licence ‘license’, tyre ‘tire’, kerb ‘curb’, but he does spell centre ‘centre’ not the American ‘center’. If you wish to protest please educate yourself first. (I’m an English immigrant to Canada and embrace all the foibles of Webster’s inability to spell!)

  4. lisapaloma13

    lisapaloma13 said, 10 months ago

    “Inability” to spell???

  5. lisapaloma13

    lisapaloma13 said, 10 months ago

    Oh, and heaven help you if you find yourself in the southern U.S. and hear someone say, “Bubba has his license now. He got ’em last week, when he turned sixteen.”

  6. Citizen GROG!

    Citizen GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Licenced to sell.

  7. Qiset

    Qiset said, 10 months ago

    y’all come here to Texas and visit a bit.

  8. Digital Frog

    Digital Frog GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Besides, if he has a license to butcher, maybe it includes the language.

  9. LingeeWhiz

    LingeeWhiz said, 10 months ago


    What is your beef??? Thou dost protest too much. License…..license….license. That is how it is spelled.

  10. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago


    Wikipedia says licence is also the Canadian English spelling for the noun; license (what I always use) is uniquely American.

    I asked Ralph, and he said Creators Syndicate (the American company that owns wants him to use the American spelling for words in the strip; that’s why he used license, instead of his normal licence spelling of the noun (he knows the difference).

    If he hadn’t, the editor at Creators probably would have changed it to license before publishing it, anyway.

  11. Paula

    Paula said, 10 months ago


    And that should settle this critical issue. Thank you.
    End of subject. :o)

  12. pinkx

    pinkx said, 10 months ago

    Rory eats meat?

  13. Dry and Dusty

    Dry and Dusty GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    So now why don’t we debate which way the toilet paper roll should go on the toilet paper holder, so the paper hangs in the front, or towards the back? laughing smileys photo: laughing laugh.gif

  14. Tatenda

    Tatenda said, 10 months ago

    @Dry and Dusty

    Do you REALLY want to go there with this bunch? ;)

  15. Dry and Dusty

    Dry and Dusty GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago


    Good point! :-D

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