Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for September 21, 2016

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    BE THIS GUY  about 5 years ago

    Only thing crueler than language is relationships.

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    Sherlock Watson  about 5 years ago

    What’s cruel is the thought of a pig in lingerie. It’s even uglier than putting lipstick on one.

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    jmarkoff2  about 5 years ago

    The two words usually aren’t pronounced anything alike.

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    Oshietekun  about 5 years ago

    Pigita’s already not wearing anything but a necklace. How is lingerie going to make much difference?

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    Kind&Kinder  about 5 years ago

    Expectation of some tasty pork loin is cruel when it’s not on the menu for you, Pig.

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    Packratjohn Premium Member about 5 years ago

    Don’t take this in any sexist way, I’m merely a normal human male….Naked women can be beautiful and exciting.Women in lingerie are intriguing.Subtle, but important difference.I can only assume that the same is true among our porcine friends.

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    knight1192a  about 5 years ago

    Don’t think I’d want to see Pigita in lingerie. Sexy or otherwise.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  about 5 years ago

    the key part to any relationship is listening (Pig interrupting) … to bomb-digity music!

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    bigcatbusiness  about 5 years ago

    And that’s why you should always wait for people to finish their words. Something like this happened to me once… and it wasn’t pretty.

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    cdgar  about 5 years ago

    Maybe they could just roll around in some mud together? Who needs lingerie?

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    rick.northam  about 5 years ago

    This “pun” doesn’t work when spoken…

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member about 5 years ago

    They’re cartoon characters…They read each other’s speech balloons. Pronunciation doesn’t enter the picture till the word is complete.


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    juicebruce  about 5 years ago

    Love is the drug !

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    mortaur  about 5 years ago

    I have some lingering thoughts about Stephs ability to do a comic strip.

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    CanuckAmuck  about 5 years ago

    How does Mr. Pastis think ‘lingerie’ is pronounced?

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    TheTrustedMechanic  about 5 years ago

    Apparently Mr. Pastis severely over-estimated the intelligence level of his readers. Few of us understood the humor was not in the lack of similarity of how the words pronounced but in the ability of Pig to misunderstand even the written word. Perhaps these people, some of the very same who complain about the puns, should just leave their keyboards alone, or should leave Pearls and allow those of us who have humor and understanding to enjoy it without their negative comments..Relax people, find humor in it as you can. It is not the cartoonist’s job to spell everything out for you. To some it seems the cartoonist should even laugh for them, no effort involved on their part.

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    bjharrington77  about 5 years ago

    :( burn pig.

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    Nicole™  Premium Member about 5 years ago

    Wait…have I been mispronouncing “lingerie” all these years or is he literally reading her speech bubble instead of hearing it?

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    Vonne Anton  about 5 years ago

    How many of you noticed that the word “language” uses the “g” in two different ways? First as a “guh” sound as in “lingering;” then as a “juh” sound as in “lingerie”? The true pun was in the word “language.”

    {Steps down from soapbox, misses the step, and falls into mud. Now looks all “grungy.”}

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    Number Three  about 5 years ago

    Thankfully I have never bothered with relationships.

    Best decision I ever made.


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    Hydromantes  about 5 years ago

    I never realized there were actual pearls on a swine in this strip.

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    Sisyphos  about 5 years ago

    Wow! This is amazing.Pigita has just saved (or spared) Pig.Maybe Cartoon-Boy has a heart after all. (Whose?)

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