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Luann by Greg Evans for August 13, 2019

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  10 days ago

    I’d like to know what parts of those ancient clothes to which Gunther was referring (WITHOUT having to use Wikipedia nor Google).

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    SactoSylvia  10 days ago

    So nice to see Gunther with someone who truly appreciates his unique talents.

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    notbornyesterday  10 days ago

    Still waiting to hear more about the codpiece; I’m sure Tiffany is too.

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    AnyFace  10 days ago
    ”Fan-Favorite Couple” yet? ✨❤️✨
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    butterfly_qvrs  10 days ago

    At least it isn’t blue…

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    Namrepus  10 days ago

    They see me mowin’ my front lawn. I know they’re all thinkin’ I’m so white and nerdy.

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    howtheduck  10 days ago

    Talk nerdy or talk dirty? 5 double-entendres in row. Have mercy!!

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    Airman  10 days ago

    The fitting sessions must have been fun.

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    Mordock999 Premium Member 10 days ago

    Gun. Gun? SAVE it. You’re losing Tiffany and forcing many of Us to Google half the words you’re using today. You keep that up, and Tiffany is liable to reconsider Les’ (GAG/VOMIT) “proposal” from last week.

    On a lighter note, Bets is cute. But IMHO, She is VERY CUTE whenever she is shown in profile like in today’s Panel two. (SIGH)

    And while I like that Bets hangs on to Gunther’s every nerdy word, I really like it when Bets interacts with the Strip’s female cast members.

    I got a feeling Bets May one day be the answer to a number of Tiffany’s “problems.”

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    Need coffee  10 days ago

    Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There’s a frood who really knows where his towel is.

    So for all y’all who are on Gunther for being a nerd, not yet. He’s getting there, but he has a totally different definition of hoop.

    And it’s a wallet purse bag, not a 14th century cup.

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    Pointspread  10 days ago

    I have no idea what a farthingale is. It sounds like a bird.

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    kenhense  10 days ago

    See – Tiff is not a dummy. Her words and expression in frame 2 catch it all.

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    kenhense  10 days ago

    WOW! – With Bets, Gunther is able to flirt with nerdy stuff. Usually that can kill even the first 15 seconds.

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    Baslim the Beggar Premium Member 10 days ago

    Here you go. This picture shows you the bumroll and farthingale. Plus the model even resembles Betts.

    https://www.pearsonsrenaissanceshoppe.com/bum-roll.html

    Be sure to click to enlarge.

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    megwash14 Premium Member 10 days ago

    So…of course I had to look them up…a jerkin is a sleeveless jacket usually made of leather…a bumroll is a roll of fabric worn around the bum (duh!)…and a farthingale is a hooped petticoat to form and extend a woma’s shape. A look inside the mind of the artist….Gunther, what DO you have on your mind?

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    capricorn9th  10 days ago

    Ah. A point for me! (Sounding like Luann here). Gunther did make the costumes as I guessed yesterday. Sorry, Tiffany, nerd-speak boring you? Now you know for certain Gunther is not the guy for you but he will always be your friend. Cherish him as a friend who was there for you when you needed a friend.

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    The Pro from Dover  10 days ago

    Did Bets insert your codpiece?

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    Brdshtt Premium Member 10 days ago

    In the last panel, as Gunther is telling Bets how he hooped her farthingale, his codpiece increased in size by a factor of 3. Now, we have figured out what really turns him on.

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    DuncanCairncross  10 days ago

    The reason we have a PAIR of trousers is that back then they were separate leggings and the codpiece was the pouch for your junk

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    Brdshtt Premium Member 10 days ago

    Also, before I forget, Gunther’s legs got really skinny – see the first panel. His legs have atrophied because he doesn’t need them as he is spending all his time in bed. Bets is wearing him down.

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    Kymberleigh  10 days ago

    She loves him talking “nerdy”? It’s a match made in heaven.

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    Brdshtt Premium Member 10 days ago

    Gunther better mind his P’s and Q’s around Tiff. If not, Bets will make sure he will need a good nurse. Like Florence Farthingale.

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    Joe Petitjean  Premium Member 10 days ago

    I would say that Gunther and Bets are in love.

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    Chris73s back  10 days ago

    But has he made his n her merkins yet

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    whahoppened  10 days ago

    I have a feeling this has been cleaned for GoComics.

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    sactiger  10 days ago

    “Gun,” you naughty boy. tsk tsk You’d be the very first to hoop Bets’ farthingale, I’ll wager.A brave lad, ye be… to undertake such a treacherous task. But ‘tis evidenced, ye have truly prevailed – yea, even mastered thine craft, much to the lady’s delight, might I add. Well done, lad… well done, indeed!!

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    Tom_Tildrum  10 days ago

    She fastened his codpiece after the jerkin was finished.

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    CallMeMeg  10 days ago

    I cannot imagine how hard is was to make her top, unless he used an existing corset underneath.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 10 days ago

    I now know how Tiff feels, Gunny lost me.

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    asrialfeeple  10 days ago

    They are SO made for each other. Is Tiff starting to get … jealous?

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    Troglodyte  10 days ago

    Somehow, " custom-fitting a bumroll" conjures up certan images…but knowing Gunth, it was probably all good, clean fun! :D

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    ericbrower  10 days ago

    Hey now, watch your language. Remember, this is a family strip.

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    jagedlo  10 days ago

    Weird Al’s “White and Nerdy”…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9qYF9DZPdw

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    preacherman  10 days ago

    So, Gunther is a master seamster? Fantastic.

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    Aladar30 Premium Member 10 days ago

    I have to admit it. Bets and Gunther are really sweet together. And yet, Gunther’s skill in making costumes is impressive and can become a gold mine, if managed by someone with a great administrative talent. Someone like Bets!

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    phoenix Premium Member 10 days ago

    Lovin’ it. Been a historical and fantasy costuming fan for a loooooong time.

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    WilliamVollmer  10 days ago

    Only Gunther can talk about parts of costuming that sounds like it could be anatomical, without diving in to the perv pool. Know Les, not only couldn’t he make the costumes, any remarks he’d make about them, would certainly fall into the perv pool.

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    The Angel of the South  10 days ago

    [smirk] This is the filthiest Luann dialogue I’ve ever seen.

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    Ukko wilko  10 days ago

    Bets is a cutie, were I a cartoon character, I’d be happy to custom fit her bum roll.

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    6foot6  10 days ago

    Everybody is talking about the outfits and conversation, while I’m over here looking at Tiff Saying, uh oh, Her thinking wheels are spinning again…

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    luann1212  10 days ago

    This chased me back to my smartphone dictionary. I have heard or read all these terms, using in novels or literature of some type featuring Victorian, or Elizabethan periods in Brit history, but this was done is such a brilliant way. Absolutely hottie, cutie Bets, very handsome and happy Gun(ther), sweetly incredulous Tiffany, and hilarity ensuing double entrendre. I think GnkK are hitting their stride for a comic with characters who are young adult.

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    lars_doyle  10 days ago

    This is one of my favorite strips. Generally always humorous.

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    ndblackirish97  10 days ago

    They are so perfect for each other. I’m going to have to remember that lingo next time I’m at a Renaissance Faire. Don’t know what it meant but if it makes a hottie in costume chuckle…WIN.

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    jvn  10 days ago

    If Gunther keeps hand-trimming his jerkin, he might just go blind.

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    Motormaniac  10 days ago

    “I hand-trimmed my jerkin….” That’s usually how it’s done, but in private.

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    Tyge Premium Member 10 days ago

    This is just inane. Is there such a thing as a quadruple entendre? Tiff’s response is perfect.

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    Sweet Tea !  10 days ago

    As a theatre/costume nerd , I understood all of that lol

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    oh2bsane  10 days ago

    When Bets was saying Gun worked “so hard” was she referring to something in particular by the way she spread her arms out?

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    David Rickard Premium Member 10 days ago

    When did Gunther become such a trash mouth?

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    patrickab7  10 days ago

    They’re too perfect for each other.

    So what ruins it?

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    cosman  10 days ago

    I’d like to see him Mott her hoople..

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    Code the Enforcer  10 days ago

    OK, OK … All this Ren Fair stuff has got me thinking about a certain ‘Robin Hood’ as portrayed by a certain duck! …

    I’ll ‘Ho-Ho’ and ‘Ha-Ha’ you! With my trusty quarterstaff!!

    (Actually, it’s a buck-and-a-quarter quarterstaff, but I’m not telling (her) that!!) …

    He’ll just show her later that night! ;)

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    Code the Enforcer  10 days ago

    “Ho! Ha-Ha! Guard! Turn! Perry! Dodge! Spin! Ha! THRUST!!”

    (It was an ‘eventful evening’!!) ;)

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    Pipe Tobacco Premium Member 10 days ago

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    Very fun “double entendre” efforts today by both Gunther and Bets. I am not 100% sure how much of the “double entendre” Gunther is realizing he is saying…. I suspect he realizes some of it…. but may be simply being “nerdy-factual” for some. Bets…. I suspect she “gets” that everything they are saying is BOTH factual and a “double entendre”.

    Tiffany…. she too gets the “double entendre” part… but probably ignores or overlooks the factual aspects.

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    I must say that this week and last have been WONDERFULLY REFRESHING….. in terms of Gunther and Les….. both have been portrayed in ways that are not the antagonistic “Oscar-Felix – Odd Couple” dynamic that had been most of their story the last year or so. The portrayal of everyone in the last couple of weeks (Brad-Toni) and now Tiffany, TJ, Les, Gunther, and Pru…. have been really great IMO in showing some progression for the characters AND a lot of humor too.

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    Michael W. Barr Premium Member 10 days ago

    They’re so cute!

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    notbornyesterday  10 days ago

    Its obvious that Gunther has a real talent; now he just needs to figure out how to make some money doing it and then move OUT of that toxic relationship with his mother, Mister grey, and most of all, Leslie

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    michaeljwolff  10 days ago

    Welcome to Double Entendre School.

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    austin.swinburn  10 days ago

    “OK, How did you hoop my farthingale?” “I stiffened it with whalebone.”

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    live2read  10 days ago

    Gunther and Bets are great together!

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    kenhense  10 days ago

    Don’t forget the strong perfume. Back in the day they didn’t have underwear or nearby flush toilets. Strong perfume was used to address most every issue.

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    electricpostcard  9 days ago

    Still waiting for that 1st couple kiss.

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    RîSÇtªkêR  9 days ago

    I like today’s comic. Made me smile with the technical patter :)(

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    bakana  9 days ago

    A Bumroll. From when women Wanted something that made their Butt look Big.

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    bakana  9 days ago

    The Farthingale basically spread out the Skirt and showed off the nice expensive fabric the gown was made from.

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    PhoenixHocking  9 days ago

    Oh my gosh! These two are so cute together! Really, a match made in Heaven. Stop trying to push Gunther and Tiff together. They’re friends only. Ditto Gunther and Luann. Gun and Bets are a team! I love this!

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    PhoenixHocking  9 days ago

    In case you were wondering: CodpieceDescriptionA codpiece is a covering flap or pouch that attaches to the front of the crotch of men’s trousers, enclosing the genital area. It may be held closed by string ties, buttons, folds, or other methods. It was an important fashion item of European clothing during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Wikipedia

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    eladee  9 days ago

    I went back and looked at some photos of Henry VIII and I now believe Gunther is indeed wearing a codpiece.

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    Dragoncat Premium Member 9 days ago

    Gunther, watch your tongue, please… Children may be watching, and their parents will not want their kids asking what some of those words are.

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    oakie817  9 days ago

    most excellent

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    GavinHamilton  9 days ago

    Tiffany has plenty of attraction to offer for men. If she picks a wrong one its her own fault. Gunther may be a little kinky but not gay. Nice Middle Ages costume, but not female. An engineering student is a great catch although in their little group they may not realize it yet. He may have found a soul mate in Bets.

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    David Huie Green  9 days ago

    When you got it, you got it.

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    Jim Kerner Premium Member 9 days ago

    TMI!

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    Sisyphos  9 days ago

    Gunther does do a pretty “faire” nerd, I dare say! Bets is cute; I hope all that velvet and stuff doesn’t give her a heatstroke here in high summer!

    And the interaction between the two must be giving Tiffany something to think about….

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    JustinWondga  9 days ago

    May no one tear the love of Gun and Betts asunder.

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    Brdshtt Premium Member 9 days ago

    To be a codpiece, or not to be a codpiece. That is the question.

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    31768  9 days ago

    Boy, Gunth is such a wuzz….and Beth loves it. they sound like a married couple already.

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    TheDOCTOR  9 days ago

    M’Lady got Backeth!

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    Airman  9 days ago

    Codpiece? I’d rather have a chocolate cake piece, or a pizza piece.

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