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Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for February 16, 1972
B.D.: I can't believe it! I'm lost! My first week in Vietnam, and I'm already missing in action!...I'll probably starve...or get eaten, even! However!!...Even if I'm destined to die in this cursed jungle, I still believe this war ir right, honorable, and a credit to America! Person: Vely nice. How do you feel about the P.O.W. issue?
bryan42 about 9 years ago
B.D., meet Phred
californiamonty over 7 years ago
It’s also the first time Phred mocked Americans’ stereotypes of Asians. “Vely” isn’t something a real Vietnamese speaker would say since the Southern dialect of Vietnamese has both the “r” and “l” sounds.
learninglair1 over 5 years ago