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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for July 28, 2012
Goat: Do you realize that half of this country pronounces the word 'aunt' ant. While the other half pronounces it awnt? Pig: Can't we all just get along??! Rat: He's very sensitive to division. Goat: Pig they're not shooting each other. Pig: Join my candlelight vigil for peace, won't you?
margueritem almost 11 years ago
Pig, lighten up already.
finale almost 11 years ago
…..all we are saying….is give pizza chance
AGED_ENGINEER Premium Member almost 11 years ago
Occupy Lunch Counter.
hariseldon59 almost 11 years ago
Pig, the quick-change artist.
Varnes almost 11 years ago
That was the best question of the 20th century….evidently the answer was no…
interceptor almost 11 years ago
Pig is aunti-conflict.
Sisyphos almost 11 years ago
We all know those awnt people aren’t proper ‘Muricans! But here’s a candle for hippy Pig: http://tinyurl.com/cl4ts5e
orinoco womble almost 11 years ago
Pig needs to exchange that candle for a spliff and chill.
ChrissyT almost 11 years ago
Tomahto/Tomayto, Potayto/Potahtoe. It’s a debate that will rage as long as man walks the Earth.
zero almost 11 years ago
My kingdom for a schwa…
Hillbillyman almost 11 years ago
I aint going to say Awnt..I’m saying aunt. So there!
Bill Chapman almost 11 years ago
If Pig becomes one of the PC herd, I hope Guard Duck can slap some sense into him.
knight1192a almost 11 years ago
Do you realize that at least half of each group will say the other side is pronouncing it wrong and that they can’t speak proper English? Kinda like some folks from Mass pronouce Harvard as Havad (it’s that Boston accent).
Snoopy_Fan almost 11 years ago
Pig, you should really start a peace movement in Louisville. Some say “Loo-ee-ville,” others “Loo-a-ville,” still others “Loo-ville.” A few even say “Loo-is-ville.” They could sure use one of your peace marches.
WCLamb almost 11 years ago
@JohnnyDiegoCue Ogden Nash: The Pig
Kaputnik almost 11 years ago
I think it’s pretty obvious that we cawn’t get along.
vwdualnomand almost 11 years ago
if you think that is nutty, ask people how to say pen. some say pain, pin, pon, pun, pen, pan. or, how to say picture which become pitcher in some parts. and garage becomes grudge.
SwimsWithSharks almost 11 years ago
I think Pig’s just there for the weed and the patchouli girls.
cork almost 11 years ago
Be like the rest of us from South Texas, we don’t have accents, you guys do.
JoeStrike almost 11 years ago
I’m glad Pig said ‘candlelight vigil,’ because when he showed up in hippie drag I thought it was a… never mind.
Perkycat almost 11 years ago
Gokie5 almost 11 years ago
It occurred to me that today’s strip might be a tribute (of sorts) to Rodney King, who died on June 17th. He was alluded to, but not named, in earlier comments.
Number Three almost 11 years ago
I love Goat’s wide eyes in the 2nd Panel.
Casey Southards almost 11 years ago
Pig is so funny.
lancemay almost 11 years ago
aint ants rants awful
bmonk almost 11 years ago
My sister tells her nieces and nephews who pronounce it “wrong” that an ant is a little crawly thing. She’s an “awnt”!
@ Nabuquduriuzhur, that reminds me of the New Yorker who asked a tourist where he was from. When the tourist replied, “Iowa,” the local replied frostily, “Well! Here in New York, we pronounce it ‘Ohio’!”
Sherlock Watson almost 11 years ago
Why not just say “mom’s sister”?
PShaw0423 almost 11 years ago
While we’re at it, why do folks in Arkansas pronounce it “Ark’nsaw”? And don’t get started on pronunciations here in Texas…if you’ve never heard of Nacogdoches, you couldn’t possibly say it the way a local would.
littleannoyingdog almost 11 years ago
@F6F5Hellcat Bhastan? I live in MA
Stream of conscience almost 11 years ago
Let’s call the whole thing off…
alviebird almost 11 years ago
All those missing Massachusetts “r’s” can be found in South Texas. They turned up in the warsh.
FionnFile almost 11 years ago
I’m surprised that Goat, that fount of knowledge, did not point out the correct pronunciation, which is neither ANT nor AWNT, but AHNT! And that BTW, is the Bostonese prinunciation.
Rickapolis almost 11 years ago
Quite a few people in this country say, ‘Tia’.
corzak almost 11 years ago
lol ! The transformation of Pig from panel 2 to panel 3 was remarkable. These cartoon characters . . . the way they can adopt an entire I.C.E. (“integrated clothing ensemble”) in seconds. Bugs Bunny used to do this trick.
dfowensby almost 11 years ago
smoked pig. if he was kosher, he’d be lunch.
PauMoreyVO almost 11 years ago
It’s easy- how do you pronounce “haunt”? Ther ya go!
Fan o’ Lio. almost 11 years ago
Some folks just cain’t talk proper.
jmartin1955 almost 11 years ago
Is it unkel or uncle
Tân Coul almost 11 years ago
ANT or AHNT in the UK, pretty much on a North/South split…
decaffeinated almost 11 years ago
haha, pig is just so harmonious :D
m.l. almost 11 years ago
TEAMSATCHEL1 almost 11 years ago
Good old Rodney Pig!
Ncc17018472 almost 11 years ago
I agree pig! We should pronounce it like I do! And I am unanimous in that!
Pelahnar over 10 years ago
There’s a town in Nebraska called Norfolk. Phonetically, it should be pronounced with an ‘l’. The original Norfolk in England was pronounced Norfohk. In Nebraska, it is pronounced NorFORK – no exceptions.
NeilCopeland about 4 years ago
I pronounce it ‘ahnt’, but I have no idea what pronunciation that spelling suggests to an American.