Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for July 28, 2012

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    margueritem  almost 11 years ago

    Pig, lighten up already.

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    finale  almost 11 years ago

    …..all we are saying….is give pizza chance

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    AGED_ENGINEER Premium Member almost 11 years ago

    Occupy Lunch Counter.

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    hariseldon59  almost 11 years ago

    Pig, the quick-change artist.

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    Varnes  almost 11 years ago

    That was the best question of the 20th century….evidently the answer was no…

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    interceptor  almost 11 years ago

    Pig is aunti-conflict.

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    Sisyphos  almost 11 years ago

    We all know those awnt people aren’t proper ‘Muricans! But here’s a candle for hippy Pig:

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    orinoco womble  almost 11 years ago

    Pig needs to exchange that candle for a spliff and chill.

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    ChrissyT  almost 11 years ago

    Tomahto/Tomayto, Potayto/Potahtoe. It’s a debate that will rage as long as man walks the Earth.

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    zero  almost 11 years ago

    My kingdom for a schwa…

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    Hillbillyman  almost 11 years ago

    I aint going to say Awnt..I’m saying aunt. So there!

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    Bill Chapman  almost 11 years ago

    If Pig becomes one of the PC herd, I hope Guard Duck can slap some sense into him.

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    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).

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    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.

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    WCLamb  almost 11 years ago

    @JohnnyDiegoCue Ogden Nash: The Pig

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    Kaputnik  almost 11 years ago

    I think it’s pretty obvious that we cawn’t get along.

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    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.

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    SwimsWithSharks  almost 11 years ago

    I think Pig’s just there for the weed and the patchouli girls.

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    cork  almost 11 years ago

    Be like the rest of us from South Texas, we don’t have accents, you guys do.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Number Three  almost 11 years ago

    Wacky Pig!

    I love Goat’s wide eyes in the 2nd Panel.


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    Casey Southards  almost 11 years ago

    Pig is so funny.

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    lancemay  almost 11 years ago

    aint ants rants awful

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    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’!”

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    Sherlock Watson  almost 11 years ago

    Why not just say “mom’s sister”?

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    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.

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    littleannoyingdog  almost 11 years ago

    @F6F5Hellcat Bhastan? I live in MA

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    Stream of conscience  almost 11 years ago

    Let’s call the whole thing off…

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    alviebird  almost 11 years ago

    All those missing Massachusetts “r’s” can be found in South Texas. They turned up in the warsh.

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    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.

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    Rickapolis  almost 11 years ago

    Quite a few people in this country say, ‘Tia’.

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    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.

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    dfowensby  almost 11 years ago

    smoked pig. if he was kosher, he’d be lunch.

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    PauMoreyVO  almost 11 years ago

    It’s easy- how do you pronounce “haunt”? Ther ya go!

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    Fan o’ Lio.  almost 11 years ago

    Some folks just cain’t talk proper.

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    jmartin1955  almost 11 years ago

    Is it unkel or uncle

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    Tân Coul  almost 11 years ago

    ANT or AHNT in the UK, pretty much on a North/South split…

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    decaffeinated  almost 11 years ago

    haha, pig is just so harmonious :D

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    m.l.  almost 11 years ago
    THIS IS NOT 1960, PIG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    TEAMSATCHEL1  almost 11 years ago

    Good old Rodney Pig!

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    Ncc17018472  almost 11 years ago

    I agree pig! We should pronounce it like I do! And I am unanimous in that!

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    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.

    The horror.

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    NeilCopeland  about 4 years ago

    I pronounce it ‘ahnt’, but I have no idea what pronunciation that spelling suggests to an American.

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