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For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for May 27, 2021

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    JD'Huntsville'AL  4 months ago

    But she’s right. I often cringe when I read some of the user comments, both here at GoComics and on news web sites. For example, just tonight on the Garfield page someone posted “He are Garfield.”

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    DorothyGlenn  4 months ago

    She is absolutely right, but she could have waited for grammar lessons. She rained on Mike’s moment in the sun.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  4 months ago

    When printed in Francophone Québec, does Michael say “très bon” and Elizabeth corrects him that it should be “très bien”?

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    capricorn9th  4 months ago

    Well, Elly has yet to know that Mike went on to become a famous author. And, Elly, chill. Mike is only talking teenspeak. Ya know, you really need to have a talk with April about her babyspeak.

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    howtheduck  4 months ago

    I like the way the Pattersons are having a meal of popcorn and they are using their forks to eat them.

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    KelleySweat1  4 months ago

    I agree JD; and it drives me CRAZY to hear people dropping the ‘n’ in the article ‘an,’ as in the phrase ‘an angry dog.’ They insist on saying ‘a angry dog.’

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    rshive  4 months ago

    I did ace my test, sometime well after my 16th birthday. And by the time of my 18th birthday, I’d hit three deer. My parents were thrilled.

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    Caldonia  4 months ago

    She says, with a chewed up mouthful of mush…

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    dcdete.  4 months ago

    Speaking of using good grammar instead of bad grammar, shouldn’t “I can’t wait to blow outa here” be “I can’t wait to blow away from here?”

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    hildigunnurr Premium Member 4 months ago

    My pet peeve is when people are trying so hard not to say me instead of I that they say I in the wrong places. As in “She’s waiting for my brother and I”. But as others have said here, way to rain on Mike’s parade! Naaaag!

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    kchishol1970  4 months ago

    My mother would always correct us in our grammar at any time at home, and the consequences of using profanity were implied clearly enough to make it unthinkable.

    However annoying it was, my mother apparently had an effect on us to the point where one of our elementary school teachers approached her to comment how refreshing dealing with kids who spoke properly.

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    GirlGeek Premium Member 4 months ago

    While she’s right, she could have waited until he finished talking. She ruined the moment.

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    amanbe3  4 months ago

    Since we are doing language and grammar, I need to ask. If someone “can’t wait” to do something as in the last panel, does this mean that they are giving up on waiting and will just do it? Shouldn’t they be saying or in Mike’s case, thinking, “I can hardly wait to blow outta here” instead?

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    pheets  4 months ago

    Bet they can’t wait for you to blow outa there, either. Just think: NOW you can get a JOB for the summer.

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    Katsuro Premium Member 4 months ago

    Does she have to say it so smugly? (That’s a rhetorical question, and the answer is “No. No, she doesn’t.”)

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    trainnut1956  4 months ago

    I bet he flunks the driver’s test…

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    tripwire45  4 months ago

    Of my three kids, only one “blew outta here” when he turned 18. He did the whole “sofa surfing” and drug thing before he joined the Marines. He’s better now.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 4 months ago

    That’s why we crave the wings to leave the nest. Even if they are wheels.

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    Chansonreve  4 months ago

    She’s absolutely correct. I have one coworker who makes me cringe every time she opens her mouth or sends an email. I would be more forgiving if she didn’t make so many other mistakes as well!

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    timbob2313 Premium Member 4 months ago

    not writing a spoiler, I think he blows the driving part of the test.

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    rebelstrike0  4 months ago

    Public school. You get what you pay for.

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    Cincoflex  4 months ago

    Man she overdoes the surly with Mike

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    dv1093  4 months ago

    HeeHee – He actually thinks he is going to be permitted to drive his parent’s car!

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    The Martha MacRae Fan Club  4 months ago

    No Martha today.

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    Watchdog  4 months ago

    My IRS auditor: how are you? Me: I am good and you? IRS: I am well. Me: never knew you were sick where is my refund?

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    CeceliaWD Premium Member 4 months ago

    My latest pet peeve is how people have begun changing the rules of syllabification. “Mountain” is moun-tain, not mount-ain. Where did that start? It isn’t even easy to say. You have to kind of swallow the t.

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    Whatever happened to common sense?  4 months ago

    I can’t stand listening to the deliberate use of improper grammar or fully-grown adults who think they are being cute or clever by using baby-talk. Like people who refer to sandwiches as “sammiches.”

    “It’s lunchtime. I’m gonna go get me a sammich.”

    Wrong. It’s “I’m going to go and get myself a sandwich.”

    Grow up, people.

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    coffeemom88  4 months ago

    And nowadays grammar doesn’t matter one whit . . . a few years ago, seeing something from a “news” outlet with “professional writers” publish a typo was pretty rare. Now I think they get paid per typo/grammar error/misspelling — you name it.

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    kab2rb  4 months ago

    For me I did not have that worry of proper English spoken by my parents, as Elly did with Michael. If I had unknown if I would accept or feel like Michael. My parent’s not English majors, the schooling was 8th grade for my mom in the country one room school house by a boy done with 8th grade, dad I do not remember, was back then, odd though my dad’s mom was a school teacher, my mom’s parent’s small farmers, also not on reading, gathering around the radio, yes, after farming was done.

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    BHALL77801  4 months ago

    My peeve is people who use ‘those ones’…

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    Baer321  4 months ago

    Then he grows up to be a writer!

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    raybarb44  4 months ago

    His grammar, in this environment, give me a break……

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    Artur Pashkov (I speak yoda)   4 months ago

    No duh!

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    Jan C  4 months ago

    My pet peeve is “John and I” used at the end of a sentence. Using Elizabeth’s own grammar lesson from 4/22/07, “It happened to John and me” is correct. These days, just about everyone uses “I” instead of “me” and it drives me crazy. “John and I” at the end of a sentence is no more correct than “Me and John” at the beginning of one.

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    Sailor46 USN 65-95  4 months ago
    rule in arguing when losing start correcting their grammar.
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    Spacetech  4 months ago

    He’ll enjoy his $15/hr 10 hours per week job.

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    Enter.Name.Here  4 months ago

    Nag nag nag. Need I say what Elle sounds like?

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    USN1977  4 months ago

    Usually when an FBOFW strip contains the words “education” or some derivative thereof, i.e. “educated", the comments section is usually chock full of inflammatory remarks about dropping out.

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    hagarthehorrible  4 months ago

    It is still time before you can fly outta here and make your own dwelling, young lad.

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    The_Great_Black President  4 months ago

    Just speaking Ebonics, or in my case, Obonics!

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    CoreyTaylor1  4 months ago

    Oh, how many wonderful stories were never told because some prissy loudmouth interrupted to correct the grammar!?

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