Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for September 04, 2012

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    BE THIS GUY  over 9 years ago

    Love the father’s expression in the first panel

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    rentier  over 9 years ago

    I can’t understand, what dad is saying in the last panel!

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    Veridian  over 9 years ago

    Diggin’ Dads Vibe in panel four Man! Think I’ll go listen to “Sunshine Superman” by Donovan now…….

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    ong236  over 9 years ago

    That probably “im gonna set the house on fire now… chao”

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    GROG Premium Member over 9 years ago

    I don’t think they ever spoke the same language. I think I’ll go listen to the whole Donovan greatest hits CD now.

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    King_Shark  over 9 years ago

    Dad groks the groovy vibes of Calvin’s idea. It’s, like, far-out acid, man!

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    rogue53  over 9 years ago

    Yeah, I’m old enough to remember when gay meant happy.

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    in.amongst  over 9 years ago

    Wonder if Calvin will grow up to be like his dad – a closet weirdo!

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    Sciatic  over 9 years ago

    groovy

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    knarfus  over 9 years ago

    @LX013…..that’s the whole point, he doesn’t want to be understood. He’s just been challenged to a duel of wits with his six-year-old inasmuch as words that are invented ad lib……..so by being challenged knows that all he needs to do is to fight fire with fire, and sooner rather than later will win this little war of attrition. Back to the drawing board, Calvin!

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    Rakkav  over 9 years ago

    Wait until Calvin learns that one can use exactly the same vocabulary, syntax and grammar and still mean something entirely different from your audience. Then he’ll really be dangerous.

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    rentier  over 9 years ago

    Dad is sure, he will win, he shows it with his fingers!

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    orinoco womble  over 9 years ago

    “Man, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? Now there’s a frood who reall knows where his towel is.”

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    Phapada  over 9 years ago

    How are you to day ?

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    Phapada  over 9 years ago

    Hi Boy I love your Smile o day..

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    Phapada  over 9 years ago

    marvy Fab far out mean pls ?

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    dave1960  over 9 years ago

    Diggit Man, peace out….

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    gmu328  over 9 years ago

    ah yes … the sweet bonding of dad and son

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    Brian Fink  over 9 years ago

    Ahhh, the makings of a politician.

    And as Tom Lehrer once said, Speaking of love, one problem that recurs more and more frequently these days, in books and plays and movies, is the inability of people to communicate with the people they love; husbands and wives who can’t communicate, children who can’t communicate with their parents, and so on. And the characters in these books and plays and so on (and in real life, I might add) spend hours bemoaning the fact that they can’t communicate. I feel that if a person can’t communicate, the very least he can do is to shut up."

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    38lowell  over 9 years ago

    Wait until Calvin gets into high school and college.Might as well be Greek!

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    battle of plattsburgh  over 9 years ago

    I think Calvin was a writer for the short-lived TV series “Firefly”.

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    witewater  over 9 years ago

    this strip reminded me of the lyrics to an old Shel Silverstein song called “It Does Not Pay to be Hip”http://www.mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=3069

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    mkd_1218  over 9 years ago

    You go, Dad!

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    Stephen Post  over 9 years ago

    60’s slang: marvy = marvelous, fab = fabulous, far out = nice

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    Nighthawks Premium Member over 9 years ago

    ‘exclusionary code’ is what comes to mind over some of those goings on at ‘Rose is a Rose’but that’s just me

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    Happy, happy, happy!!! Premium Member over 9 years ago

    right armgravyfarm outthat’ll scroll your nerd…

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    Karaboo2  over 9 years ago

    Whoosh Calvin. Why don’t you hoof it over to your chicks pad and see if she can dig it too. Hahaha.

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    Ken in Ohio  over 9 years ago

    There will always be slang words, in every generation. But, of the three terms that Dad used, two of them were actually just shortened words retaining the same meaning. “Marvy” “Fab”Calvin is talking more about giving an entirely different meaning to the same word.Remember in “Back to the Future” when 80’s Marty kept saying things were “heavy” to 50’s Doc? Doc, being a scientist, wondered if something had happened to pyhsics in the years between ‘50 and ’80 to make matter weigh more than it did. Even so, that slang has it’s roots in the same meaning – a concept is “heavy” if it is difficult to think about.Words can be fun. There is another Calvin strip where Calvin talks about the practise of “verbing” nouns. That was a good one, too.

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    LingeeWhiz  over 9 years ago

    Why does everyone seem compelled to explain all the slang words?

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    cosman  over 9 years ago

    I’m still recovering from over lubrication last night..

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    uncledad_99  over 9 years ago

    I am 81 yrs old and I read the funnies first every morning because they make more sense than the news. I can remember when civil rights only meant being polite to your elders and being able to vote. Now with all that is going wrong with our country you cannot move without violating someone civil rights.

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    Ron Cavin Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Psyche-o-delic, man; outta sight!

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    rogue53  over 9 years ago

    Pry txt my peeps l8r n hook up 4 chow, cya.

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    alan.gurka  over 9 years ago

    That is so rad!

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    thewizofaz  over 9 years ago

    Dad’s chair has polka dots tody – not flowers. A bit more manly, but still has ruffles.

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    Phapada  over 9 years ago
    hope you be better soon…..
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    The#1BoiseStateFan  over 9 years ago

    That may TOTALLY be spam. One thing i hate is being sick, and i am today :(

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    alan.gurka  over 9 years ago

    The politicians learned long ago that words can have different meanings between the speaker and the listener. This way, they can make all kinds of promises, never keep them, and say that they never lied. We just “misunderstood” them.

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    Rickapolis  over 9 years ago

    I guess the chair is on wheels, the way it spun around there.

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    Vonne Anton  over 9 years ago

    Goan reffer slathering blathering this gathering, an’ only zip da lip for the hip. Grok?

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    Puddleglum2  over 9 years ago

    @samvadi,It seems that Calvin has come out of the closet. He’s a weirdo, openly!

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    Puddleglum2  over 9 years ago

    Apparently, Calvin doesn’t realize that being unable to communicate leads to division and ultimately downfall.

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    LittleSister18  over 9 years ago

    Somehow I don’t think dad cares.

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    pif71vder  over 9 years ago

    Arguably best, Bill.

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    tbritt99  over 9 years ago

    That’s the cat’s pajamas.

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    Number Three  over 9 years ago

    Haha! Love Dad’s peace symbol.

    xxx

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    Cinquefoil  over 9 years ago

    Misusing words is hella dry, broslice. It’s raw as bubbles.

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    coffeeturtle  over 9 years ago

    Those crazy beatniks! :-)

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    Popeyesforearm  over 9 years ago

    Bonaroo.Totally organic.

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    rogue53  over 9 years ago

    OK, if that’s the way you roll.

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    rogue53  over 9 years ago

    No one likes spam, even people who like Spam. If your wife is hot, it doesn’t mean you need to turn the thermostat down, just keep an eye on her. If you’re cool, you probably don’t need a coat, because your too tough to care. Most women will run from a mouse, unless they need it to scroll. Getting your ticket punched, doesn’t mean you went to the theater. et. al.

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    sidg11  over 9 years ago

    I feel like I recently read this strip, am I imagining things?

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    ratlum  over 9 years ago

    I learned new language today signing back into my comic account .

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    khpage  over 9 years ago

    ’Twas brillig on/in the slimey tove – or words to that effect…

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    whitecarabao  over 9 years ago

    And then there is Cockney Rhyming Slang, technical jargon of many kinds, bureaucratic jargon (which can be hilarious as well as grim), and similar argots.

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    eskimo quinn  over 9 years ago

    Love the expression on his face on 3rd panel…LOL

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    calvinsfriend110  over 9 years ago

    That kid’s gonna get a scholarship if he’s that smart!

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    rogue53  over 9 years ago

    There’s a reason the languages were confused at Babel.

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    Edward Rozanski Premium Member over 9 years ago

    You have to admire Calvin’s dad. While most parents would be driven nuts by the kid, this dad just plays it smooth and goes along with things.

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    bvallinino  over 9 years ago

    English!!! UGHH!! Why do we park on a driveway & drive on the parkway? Why is a pair of pants one while a pair socks is two? Why are they called baseball “Stands” if we “Sit”?

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    Joyce Melton  over 9 years ago

    The really interesting thing is that this is from before spam meant unwanted email. Calvin here is trying to give it a different meaning, probably what his dad would say was bogus.

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    stamps  over 9 years ago
    forgyf ūs ūre gyltas, swā swā wē forgyfað ūrum gyltendum.
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    sunchaunzo  almost 8 years ago

    Cool beans!

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