Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for May 22, 2019

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    BE THIS GUY  over 2 years ago

    People over 50 (and pigs of an equivalent age): SPELL EVERYTHING OUT!!!

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    juncarlo  over 2 years ago

    Undoubtedly, everyone has their perspective and idea according to their age and time.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  over 2 years ago

    ROTFL: really outrageous texting from lady

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    Bilan  over 2 years ago

    Maybe at that age, people laugh about the fact that it’s not them.

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    gbars70  over 2 years ago

    Lots Of Luck?

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    danketaz Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Dang, even Pig knows that.

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    pschearer Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Years before there was an Internet I used it for Little Old Lady, often with DOM.

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    JasonBall  over 2 years ago

    Oh no, is Neighbor Bob dead?

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    Anathema Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Pig was shocked to see the “LOL”.

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    Anathema Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Pig was shocked to see the “LOL”.

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    GeifuKe  over 2 years ago

    Pig’s mom is a LOL—Little Old Loser, according to Pig. But death can be funny. See all the deaths in the Final Destination movies, and read about every death in each volume of “The Darwin Awards”, and I am sure one will agree. And finally, there is “fun” in “funeral”.

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    GeifuKe  over 2 years ago

    “She’s gone, gone, gone, I don’t know if I am happy I don’t know if I am sad, cause she’s gone, gone, gone, I don’t know if I’ll cry, I don’t know if I’ll die laughin’…..” —Bad Company, or Even Worse Company, in this case.

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    Troglodyte  over 2 years ago

    C’mon Pig! Does she need to spell it out for you?!

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    Breadboard  over 2 years ago

    Depends on one’s “Point Of View” …… Croc Power !

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    mjb515  over 2 years ago

    BBQ served at 6.

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    jel354  over 2 years ago

    Reminds me of a Pickles comic strip when Earl gave his definition or ASAP: After September April Possibly.

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    Fred  over 2 years ago

    reading between the lines.. this strip makes an attempt to spell out the differences between generations….

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    wrd2255  over 2 years ago

    Remember, Pig, you will always be dear to my heart, TOWM.

    (The other white meat)

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    aerotica69  over 2 years ago

    The only letters I now respond to are BYOB.

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    nitocris  over 2 years ago

    Back in the day, Pig’s mom wasn’t very nice to him so her “laughing out loud” at him wouldn’t be surprising.

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    well-i-never  over 2 years ago

    Was it Bob? Is Bob gone? Say it’s not Bob!

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    Gale Premium Member over 2 years ago

    At this funeral, will there be a buffet with pulled pork?

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    TXD2  over 2 years ago

    At my age, all my invitations say…BYOP (Bring Your Own Prescription). :) :) :)

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    KEA  over 2 years ago

    stolen from The Newsroom.

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    Kaputnik  over 2 years ago

    It could mean “lots of lamentation”.

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    kathi_clayton  over 2 years ago

    I am 66 and use these all the time! ttul

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    Masterskrain Premium Member over 2 years ago

    I don’t use “textspeak”, so quite often I have to actually look up some obscure 3 or 4 letter shorthand acronym to figure out what the heck someone is trying to say!! FOMO ?? SMH? IMHO??

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    artheaded1  over 2 years ago

    My mom thought it meant “Little Old Lady” and thought we were making fun of her :) LOL!

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    Zebrastripes  over 2 years ago

    Now we know where PIG gets his hysteria….lol

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    jvn  over 2 years ago

    I’ve seen this joke before. Apparently, a women sent the LOL out at the end of a group text announcing the death of a family member. I’m insisting they use LOL, LMAO, and/or ROFL somewhere in my obituary, at least once.

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    Greyhame  over 2 years ago

    Mom claimed to be a SOG w/ PIP. Silly Old Grandma with Pictures In her Purse.

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    geek65535  over 2 years ago

    Over 50? Not necessarily. I’m 51, and I’ve been online since I was 13. I’m no stranger to acronyms.

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    chmsam  over 2 years ago

    I see teenage kids with team shirts with DILLIGAF or BOHICA across the back instead of their name. Mom: “But your name is Sharron. Who’s Dilly?… It means WHAT!!!” (Before you Google them be warned those are rude acronyms).

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    Tallguy  over 2 years ago

    I knew a guy who literally did this and for the same reason. Only it was his mom who died and he was telling his kids.

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    Ukko wilko  over 2 years ago

    I made that mistake – I didn’t text much… and still don’t when I can avoid it.

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    B UTTONS  over 2 years ago

    That must have be Pig’s neighbor Jim who was a vegetarian, went to the gym every day, cycled with Jef, and had the perfect BMI.

    Didn’t you hear, he slipped off his treadmill and hit his head as he was rushing to take his quinoa off the stove before going to work as a clown.

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    Blot  over 2 years ago

    Yes. we learned how to spell, recite,and describe feelings into true “words.”

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    Al Nala  over 2 years ago

    LOL could mean Lots of Lard.

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    EmilyJohnson  over 2 years ago

    OY! that’s ageism………..

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    Plods with ...™ Premium Member over 2 years ago

    My mom thought the lots of love thing when she first started to text.

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    gmu328  over 2 years ago

    Truly? An “LOL” text joke? This was old 10 years ago …

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    Call me Ishmael  over 2 years ago

    WTF, Pastis ? OMG ! BTW, those are the only acronyms I know. ROTFLOL!

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    hariseldon59  over 2 years ago

    Many of these acronyms predate the days of phone texting. LOL for “laugh out loud” has been around since the days of Usenet in the ’80s. I definitely remember seeing it on Internet message boards and forums in the ’90s.

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    Concretionist  over 2 years ago

    There are 26 capital letters, so there are 26*26*26 = 17,576 TLAs (if you add one and two-character acronyms, it gets up to 18,278). My online dictionary has almost 236 thousand words, which means that it has approximately 13 times as many distinct words as there are distinct "LA"s… and of course most TLAs refer to multi-word phrases such as “Losers Often Leave”. Naively, then any given acronym is overloaded with something like 2200 meanings. Talk about ambiguity! (reality: More likely between a dozen and a thousand)

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    PapaKeith Premium Member over 2 years ago

    I would have said that they were having BLT s for the wake. :-)

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    Happy, happy, happy!!! Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Little Old Lady.

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    falcon_370f  over 2 years ago

    It could also stand for Lucifer our lord! YIKES!

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    chris_weaver  over 2 years ago

    She suffers from ADD – Acronym Discernment Disorder.

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    up2trixx  over 2 years ago

    My father thinks LOL means Lots of Love. I’ll get a text “I just rushed your mother to the hospital, LOL” or “The dog is really sick, LOL”

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    CalLadyQED  over 2 years ago

    Why do so many people think LOL = lots of love? It has NEVER meant that.

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    Sisyphos  over 2 years ago

    Just chuckle over it, Pig. Mom is old and from a non-LOLing generation. She is probably mortified at her mistake!

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