Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for October 08, 2011

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    Green Pieces  about 11 years ago

    3 dots or Ellipsis can give exclamation point a run for his money…

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    Havelock_Vetinari  about 11 years ago

    This reminds me of Terry Pratchett’s quote “Five or more exclamation marks is a sure sign of an insane mind.”This lady clearly exceeds that.

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    killacowinWA  about 11 years ago

    IT DOESN’T MENTION GARBANZO BEANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m a little dissappointed.

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    zero  about 11 years ago

    I might use @#%&*! ellipsis because I am intellectually & morally elliptical?!. . ..

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    Sisyphos  about 11 years ago

    Overused?! It can’t possibly be overused! We don’t need no stinkin’ overused….

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    orinoco womble  about 11 years ago

    EC gets helped out sometimes by his good buddy, “1”.As in

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member about 11 years ago

    Womble, I do that too!!!1

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member about 11 years ago

    And this…..

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    perceptor3  about 11 years ago

    :) I can think of a few other things that are overused. . . :P

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    idroppedmygum  about 11 years ago

    OVERUSED!!!!!!!!!! WHAT!!!!!!!!!!! that’s not true!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Plods with ...™ Premium Member about 11 years ago

    sigh… I wonder what it would be like to be overused.

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    3hourtour Premium Member about 11 years ago

    …Gasp!!!!…as long as you don’t make fun of my three little dots…

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    dukeallen  about 11 years ago

    Let him stand on his head, it does wonders. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

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    finale  about 11 years ago

    My buddy “Andy Amperstand” (&) is all doubled over laughing at this one!!!!!!!!

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    McGehee  about 11 years ago

    Wait a minute———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-

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    pfantom58  about 11 years ago

    What!!!! That just !s not sl!ghtly poss!bly true!!!!!

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    corzak  about 11 years ago

    I’m guilty of many of these . . . and I also “quote” too much, and when I want emphasize something, but not too much, I use ‘single quotes’ or maybe italics!!!

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    GoodQuestion Premium Member about 11 years ago

    He lost his point in panel #3 … Where is Nilsson when you need him?!? … ☻

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    Gokie5  about 11 years ago

    I’m a parentheses and brackets person myself (works wonders if [like me] you’ve got AAADD [Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder]). (Would give more examples, but need to get back to my on-line addiction [classic solitaire (draw one card at a time only)].)

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    Number Three  about 11 years ago


    LOL xxx

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    pocounohamster  about 11 years ago

    I have to admit….I have been over using the exclamation symbol too much….I also use the… much…guess it is just laziness….but I am not about to piss Rat off with any laugh out loud! One a different note, hope all had a Happy Garbanzo Day!

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    billtjr52  about 11 years ago

    If we quit using Eddie, he will enter a state of depression, and may end himself. Then we would have no exclamation point!!!

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    Fan o’ Lio.  about 11 years ago

    What happened to all the HTML users ??????????

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    bmonk  about 11 years ago

    Overused?!? Never!!! Although, to be fair, I do . . . on occasion . . . allow Mr. Exclamation Point to get close to Miss Question. See?!

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    Keno21  about 11 years ago

    I personally believe James Patterson to be accountable for half the exclamation points used in the western world today.Really I do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    WaitingMan  about 11 years ago

    Don’t let that poor fellow read “Rex Morgan, M.D.”

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    ottod Premium Member about 11 years ago

    You’d think that after all these years of comic strips the exclamation mark would be accustomed to the abuse!

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    Woody157  about 11 years ago

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! {:} !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Charlie colon is in quarantine.

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    Valis616  about 11 years ago

    I feel the apostrophe is sorely abused as well!

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    Fan o’ Lio.  about 11 years ago

    Woodstock speaks only in exclamation points. Just the other day he said “!! !!!!! !!! !!!!!!”.

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    phileo  about 11 years ago

    i thought… the most used… would be the ellipsis…

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    zebralou  about 11 years ago

    and you know what else is overused? when people do this: OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! doesnt that make you want to scream??

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    Sherlock Watson  about 11 years ago

    Emoticons can be really hard on the colon.

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    Chibi-robo64  about 11 years ago

    I’m going to use less exclamation points.

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    fmasroor  about 11 years ago

    Poor thing.

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    lupinssupins  about 11 years ago

    @Chibi-robo64— Miss Grammar Nazi says to use FEWER exclamation points.

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    tegm  about 11 years ago

    I’m pretty sure that would be the apostrophe…

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    haystacker  about 11 years ago

    OMG – Obamanation Must Go

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    Dabattlebacca  almost 9 years ago

    How is it overused!?!?!?!?! I hardly ever use them!!!!!!!!And I never use more than one a sentence!!!!!!!!!

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    ucantbeme  about 7 years ago

    Poor Eddie!!!!!!!! That must really stink!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    RuneKristiansen  about 5 years ago

    Time to bring back some of the less known punctuations. Like the wonderful interrobang.

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    PBS1!  over 1 year ago

    I remember I once saw a comment on a story that said “Cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

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    totallynotamoose  10 months ago
    and then there’s ulysses underscore, overused by 8 year olds online
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