Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for August 30, 2022

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    BE THIS GUY  5 months ago

    Totally dope!

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    Templo S.U.D.  5 months ago

    you’re daft, Calvin

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    codycab  5 months ago

    More reasons not to listen to Calvin. Brilliant!

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    C  5 months ago

    Everything old is new again

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    oldpine52  5 months ago

    Sounds like he’s been listening to slick Willy.

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    Scorpio Premium Member 5 months ago

    And Calvin thinks he invented that…. so innocent

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    LeftCoastKen Premium Member 5 months ago

    Like, cowabunga, dude!

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    Imagine  5 months ago

    English only exists because some people didn’t want to speak French. That probably applies to all languages.

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    bluram  5 months ago

    Now that’s one groovy dad!

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    robnvon Premium Member 5 months ago

    Calvin had been reading Wittgenstein again.

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    sirbadger  5 months ago

    Dad needs to be careful that he doesn’t accidentally use those phrases in corporate documents.

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    Bilan  5 months ago

    So when Calvin says that 12 + 5 equals 7, he can claim he’s right.

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    orinoco womble  5 months ago

    And the PC brigade were in their infancy. (Did you know? Mao invented “political correctness.” In those days it meant any cultural manifestation—music, art, anything written—that toed the Communist party line. Trouble was, the line shifted so often and so completely, without a moment’s notice, so one week’s Hero was next week’s Pariah.)

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    batmanwithprep  5 months ago

    I just hate the way ‘literally’ is often used nowadays.

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    meg_grif  5 months ago

    Oh dear. Looks like Calvin’s on track to become a politician.

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    JudasPeckerwood  5 months ago

    I’m literally nonplussed.

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    VegaAlopex  5 months ago

    It’s so sick!

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    chuckcork1  5 months ago

    Every generation does what it’s predecessor did, but without context to work from thinks it is unique.

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    scote1379 Premium Member 5 months ago

    Try to teach his Dad to suck eggs ! LOL !

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    Snolep  5 months ago

    Love him flashing the peace sign.

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    Snolep  5 months ago

    Words? OMG. LMAO.

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    Susan00100  5 months ago

    Dad’s like totally stuck in the ’60’s, y’know??


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    jonathan  5 months ago

    Calvin was ahead of his time.

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    Ermine Notyours  5 months ago

    Little did they know in 1992 that “spam” really would take on a new meaning.

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    DrDavy2000  5 months ago

    ’That’s a great deal to make one word mean,’ Alice said in a thoughtful tone. ‘When I make a word do a lot of work like that,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ’I always pay it extra. ’

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    humistonbill  5 months ago

    This one’s spookily prophetic!

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    chaosed2  5 months ago

    Let me dot that down with my frindle.

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    Prey  5 months ago

    Still think this is one of the best:- “Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There’s a frood who really knows where his towel is.”

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    Little Caesar  5 months ago

    Peace. Out.

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    Saddenedby Premium Member 5 months ago

    let’s go brandon was a Calvin following/reading producer – never knew

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    Zebrastripes  5 months ago

    Get down!

    Gag me with a spoon

    … and in the 50’s….

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    sandpiper  5 months ago

    As always, Cal inhabits and cultivates his own world. Dad is wise.

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    amayesin  5 months ago

    Groovy man. Like I can dig it. Tubular.

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    uniquename  5 months ago

    Dad’s down with that.

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    nathan.sheriff3  5 months ago

    Totally tubular dude!

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    Amra Leo  5 months ago

    Heavy, man…

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    guenette.charlie  5 months ago

    Folks who always wanted Calvin to say “It’s Lubricated,” your ship has come in!

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    g04922  5 months ago

    Now, let Calvin translate ’Dad Talk"… The generation gap is still real.

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    Daltongang Premium Member 5 months ago

    Farm out, Right Arm, Out of State………….

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    rawalko  5 months ago

    The phrase “some men can get pregnant” simply indicates the language needs a new word.

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    aerotica69  5 months ago

    I grok you, Calvin.

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    Camiyami  5 months ago

    There are so many words today that have strayed far from their original meaning. For example: “rad!” “awesome!” “gay” (I know so many songs that used that word when it used to mean happy) “thongs”… now they are flip-flops, “dip” as in, “I’m going to dip out” (I’m going to leave". I could go on and on! :D haha!

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    klapre  5 months ago

    Especially with pronouns today.

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    Patriot Dissenter   5 months ago

    Amazingly prescient. Man is woman. Inflation is prosperity.

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    Frank Farkel Premium Member 5 months ago

    What strikes me is that when this strip was published, the only Spam came out of a can.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 5 months ago

    lol. rotfl.

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    mindjob  5 months ago

    There was a great episode in the 90s version of Twilight Zone, where language changes for everyone except one guy.

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    Cozmik Cowboy  5 months ago

    Totally gear.

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    Indianapolis Smith  5 months ago

    Calvin’s gettin’ JIGGY wit it!

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    rshive  5 months ago

    Dad seems impressed.

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    flagmichael  5 months ago

    “Cool” must be one of the most enduring whatchacallums in modern English History. It goes back at least to the Beatnik era in the 1950s and is still widely used today. I think that is pretty cool!

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    brick10  5 months ago

    Positutely! Absotively!

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    Jogger2  5 months ago

    Humpty Dumpty in Through the Looking Glass.

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    rugeirn  5 months ago

    Not so bad with words like marvy, lubricated, etc. Not so good with words and phrases like qualified voter, religious freedom, legal immigrant, executive privilege, etc.

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  5 months ago

    Language must freeze in place and everyone must speak how I do, so that I can ignore the fact that I’m getting old and I’m going to die soon.

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    FicklePickle  5 months ago

    Dad just said , whatever

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    ChukLitl Premium Member 5 months ago

    “Temba, his arms wide”

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    KEA  5 months ago

    a long-standing tradition I do believe

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    vicharamonastery  5 months ago

    There was a Twilight Zone episode that dealt with very topic called “Wordplay.” It is one of my favorites. As someone once pointed out, it may be similar to what a person experiences when they have dementia.

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    Calvins Brother  5 months ago

    Uptight and outta sight.

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    yangeldf  5 months ago

    heh, everyone thinks they’re the first one to think of something

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    ekke  5 months ago

    Standard Marxist practice; we’re seeing it in action today.

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    Calvinist1966  5 months ago

    Dad’s usage of the 1960s words “Marvy” and “Fab” reminds me that I often use the words “marvellous” and “wonderful” to describe this comic strip. Sometimes I vary my praise by using another suitable word such as “awesome” or “magnificent”.

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    wiley207  5 months ago

    Heh, Calvin saying he’s phasing is a good way of saying he’s growing up. I also love The Dad’s beatnik/hippie slang at the end.

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    BiggerNate91  5 months ago

    Does Calvin really want to use the word “lubricated” regularly, even not in its original meaning?

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    InquireWithin  5 months ago

    Send it, Calvin

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    PC200X  5 months ago

    This comic totes slaps. It’s strips like this one that remind me why I’m a Bill Watterson stan. I’m shook. Big mood AF. No cap. I can’t even.

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    donwestonmysteries  5 months ago

    Yep, Calvin should have been born in the 60s.

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    Happy, happy, happy!!! Premium Member 5 months ago

    Right on! Thats cool!

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    John Jorgensen  5 months ago

    Hmm. I wonder if his use of “spam” caught on. It has a pretty clearly understood meaning today that’s not too far removed from what he seems to be going for.

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    jmccarthy89  5 months ago

    What is a woman?

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    Ka`ōnōhi`ula`okahōkūmiomio`ehiku Premium Member 5 months ago

    Few of Calvins predictions are this accurate.

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    brooklyn51  5 months ago

    The biggest obstacle to communication is the illusion that it has taken place.

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    brooklyn51  5 months ago

    All words are made up.

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    anomaly  5 months ago

    The purpose of language is communication. Take that away, why make noise at all?

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    gibberish 101  5 months ago

    That may be the only Calvin & Hobbes strip that I do not recall ever seeing before.

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    syzygy47  5 months ago

    That is so very cofeve!

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    WCraft Premium Member 5 months ago

    After the past 2 years, I’ve had enough of “new speak.”

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    willie_mctell  5 months ago

    Further proof that Calvin and Donald J. Trump are the same person.

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    Stephen Gilberg  5 months ago

    Honestly, I have never encountered “marvy” anywhere else.

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    bvandrasik  5 months ago

    How random

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    Major325  5 months ago

    How very very progressive.

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    Lightpainter Premium Member 5 months ago

    Two observations about slang:

    How do immigrants deal with our slang? It must make a difficult language even more difficult to figure out.

    Did ancient cultures use slang? If they did, was it ever used in written documents/scrolls/clay tablets? I could see slang causing LOTS of confusion for linguists trying to figure out an ancient language.

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    christelisbetty  5 months ago

    For a treasure trove of 50’s/60’s slang, YouTube search: “Kookie, Kookie< Lend Me Your Comb”

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    Treehggr87  5 months ago

    Alternative Facts

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    Red33410  5 months ago

    Been there; done that, Calvin. Try again. grin

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    mistercatworks  5 months ago

    I still say this kid could grow up to be an ex-President.

    (If you don’t get the joke, please don’t bother to comment.)

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    Realimaginary1 Premium Member 5 months ago

    Losing is the new winning, or is it the other way around?!!

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    aayan.stafa  5 months ago

    this is my first time reading Calvin and Hobbes I usually read Big Nate

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  5 months ago

    Orwell was right about language being manipulated.

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    jrgtr42  5 months ago

    I actually like the term ‘phasing’ in this context. (i presume the translation is, “I’m leaving.”

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    Le'Roy Hawkins  5 months ago

    Watterson foresaw the Biden Regime. What is a woman?

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