February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
Love the father’s expression in the first panel
I can’t understand, what dad is saying in the last panel!
Diggin’ Dads Vibe in panel four Man! Think I’ll go listen to “Sunshine Superman” by Donovan now…….
That probably “im gonna set the house on fire now… chao”
I don’t think they ever spoke the same language. I think I’ll go listen to the whole Donovan greatest hits CD now.
Dad groks the groovy vibes of Calvin’s idea. It’s, like, far-out acid, man!
Yeah, I’m old enough to remember when gay meant happy.
Wonder if Calvin will grow up to be like his dad – a closet weirdo!
@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!
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.
Dad is sure, he will win, he shows it with his fingers!
“Man, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? Now there’s a frood who reall knows where his towel is.”
How are you to day ?
Hi Boy I love your Smile o day..
marvy Fab far out mean pls ?
Diggit Man, peace out….
ah yes … the sweet bonding of dad and son
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."
Wait until Calvin gets into high school and college.Might as well be Greek!
I think Calvin was a writer for the short-lived TV series “Firefly”.
this strip reminded me of the lyrics to an old Shel Silverstein song called “It Does Not Pay to be Hip”http://firstname.lastname@example.org?SongID=3069
You go, Dad!
60’s slang: marvy = marvelous, fab = fabulous, far out = nice
‘exclusionary code’ is what comes to mind over some of those goings on at ‘Rose is a Rose’but that’s just me
right armgravyfarm outthat’ll scroll your nerd…
Whoosh Calvin. Why don’t you hoof it over to your chicks pad and see if she can dig it too. Hahaha.
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.
Why does everyone seem compelled to explain all the slang words?
I’m still recovering from over lubrication last night..
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.
Psyche-o-delic, man; outta sight!
Pry txt my peeps l8r n hook up 4 chow, cya.
That is so rad!
Dad’s chair has polka dots tody – not flowers. A bit more manly, but still has ruffles.
That may TOTALLY be spam. One thing i hate is being sick, and i am today :(
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.
I guess the chair is on wheels, the way it spun around there.
Goan reffer slathering blathering this gathering, an’ only zip da lip for the hip. Grok?
@samvadi,It seems that Calvin has come out of the closet. He’s a weirdo, openly!
Apparently, Calvin doesn’t realize that being unable to communicate leads to division and ultimately downfall.
Somehow I don’t think dad cares.
Arguably best, Bill.
That’s the cat’s pajamas.
Haha! Love Dad’s peace symbol.
Misusing words is hella dry, broslice. It’s raw as bubbles.
Those crazy beatniks! :-)
OK, if that’s the way you roll.
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.
I feel like I recently read this strip, am I imagining things?
I learned new language today signing back into my comic account .
’Twas brillig on/in the slimey tove – or words to that effect…
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.
Love the expression on his face on 3rd panel…LOL
That kid’s gonna get a scholarship if he’s that smart!
There’s a reason the languages were confused at Babel.
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.
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”?
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.