Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for November 24, 2020

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    BE THIS GUY  over 1 year ago

    You can always write abbrv.

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    Храм С.О.Д. (Templo S.U.D. ucraniano)  over 1 year ago

    that is quite something to ponder

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    Bilan  over 1 year ago

    If it wasn’t long, you wouldn’t have an abbr. for it. Next.

    But the one that’s really odd is why there’s no synonym for synonym.

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    BasilBruce  over 1 year ago

    How come the word “palindrome” isn’t spelled the same backward and forward?

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    Concretionist  over 1 year ago

    Why doesn’t “hyphenated” have a hyphen? Why aren’t vehicles allowed on a driving range?

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    Johnny Q Premium Member over 1 year ago

    And why is “eon” so short?

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    Algolei I  over 1 year ago

    And why isn’t “monosyllabic” monosyllabic?

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    Major Matt Mason Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Why is there no such thing as a brief circuit?

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    oompa  over 1 year ago

    Why is phonetic not spelled phonetically?

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    jmcenanly  over 1 year ago

    Why is the acronym for “World Wide Web” three times as long as the phrase itself?

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    AndreasMartin  over 1 year ago

    Because it symbolizes all the shortcomings of the world. Move aside.

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member over 1 year ago

    The word “abbreviation” can be worse in Russian : Сокращенное название (Sokrashchennoye nazvaniye)

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    blunebottle  over 1 year ago

    Since they’re so close together, why are they called “apartments”?

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    Breadboard  over 1 year ago

    George Carlin would be smiling after reading some of these comments :-) …. Croc Power !

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    iggyman  over 1 year ago

    The comments today are O.K.!

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    rshive  over 1 year ago

    Sounds worth pondering.

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    hariseldon59  over 1 year ago

    Why isn’t ‘onomatopoeia’ onomatopoeic?

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    Gent  over 1 year ago

    The word small is bigger than the word big.

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    AngusToorabitters  over 1 year ago

    Why is there an “s” in lisp? Why is dyslexic so hard to spell?

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    ULTRA MAGA Wasa Bista  over 1 year ago

    TLA = Three Letter AcronymETLA = Extended Three Letter Acronym

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    Darkknight55  over 1 year ago

    For Irony.

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    Egrayjames  over 1 year ago

    Pondering about all these words and definitions is just wasting time when we should be pondering about more serious questions… “Do you think they’ll ever make a sequel to ‘Harris Bueller’s Day Off’?”

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    Reader  over 1 year ago

    This is an old joke. This strip is going the way of Dennis the Menace and Wizard of Id.

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    lv2sew  over 1 year ago

    Oh, this is the kind of strip I live for!!!!

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    Zebrastripes  over 1 year ago

    Wise ass on the hill…has run out of thoughts to ponder….

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    Ellis97  over 1 year ago

    I’m beginning to think there is no meaning of life.

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    david_42  over 1 year ago

    Or why phonetics isn’t.

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    diskus Premium Member over 1 year ago

    My favorite is driveway parkway

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    Purple People Eater  over 1 year ago

    If the wise ass never moves from that spot, well… I was just wondering… What’s that hill made of?

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    skiptate  over 1 year ago

    Why do we drive on parkways and park on driveways? Why does the word lisp have an s in it? Life is full of conundrums.

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    Beaker  over 1 year ago

    But ugly is an ugly word and cute is a cute word. Or maybe I’m thinking too much.

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    bigplayray  over 1 year ago

    Stealing from Gyco commercials are you now Pastis?

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    Count Olaf Premium Member over 1 year ago


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    Mando  over 1 year ago

    Wise Ass is not so wise after all.

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    petermerck  over 1 year ago

    What’s another word for thesaurus. I’ll have to look that in my thesaurus.

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    Packratjohn Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I don’t like to see drivers drive with their parking lights on. I wonder if they park with their driving lights on?

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    Packratjohn Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Today’s strip should be titled, “I have the best words.”

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  over 1 year ago

    We can agree there are odd thoughts now coming through to us being by ourselves a lot more than usual.

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    Bookworm  over 1 year ago

    For the same reason that only lawyers will submit a 400 page document and call it a “brief.”

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    Potamus  over 1 year ago

    It’s short for abbrevamiationallyobstinct.

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    Indianapolis Smith  over 1 year ago

    Never use a long word when a diminutive word will work.

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    DCBakerEsq  over 1 year ago

    Meaning? Purpose? Spelling? Ha, I say.

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    TurbosDad  over 1 year ago

    Or why does “cleave” mean to join AND to separate?…

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member over 1 year ago

    That “hill” reminds me of our outhouse in the winter

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    Fanatic11008  over 1 year ago

    The word ’’Abbreviation’’ is long, but what it means is a short* form

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    doesntplaywellwithothers  over 1 year ago

    Why isn’t phonetics spelled the way it sounds?

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    vjorgensen54  over 1 year ago

    those all sound like conundrums

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    zeexenon  over 1 year ago

    Tomorrow we take on the question; Why does the word ‘lisp’ have an ess in it?

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    djlactin  over 1 year ago

    Why isn’t ‘phonetically’ spelled the way it sounds?

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    Ratkin  over 1 year ago

    Wow! So many likes today. The strip is okay but the comments are hilarious.

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    Sisyphos  over 1 year ago

    The Wise Ass needs a higher hill on which to contemplate abbreviation, so that Rat will quit pestering him. —One too high for Rat to climb….

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    Another Take  over 1 year ago

    I think the wise ass should dig a hole and put a sign by it that clearly identifies it as his hole.

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    stamps  over 1 year ago

    For that matter, why is the word “short” longer than the word “long”?

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    eladee AKA Wally  over 1 year ago

    Love all the witty comments today. Laugh out loud.

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    knight1192a  over 1 year ago

    Thinking about it, a lot of the words for things that are small seem to be long.

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    AndrewSihler  over 1 year ago

    And speaking of abbreviations, it’s odd that “WWW” has three times as many syllables as “world-wide web”.

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    Michael McKown Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I’m an editor and that’s going to bother me for a month.

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    AwelCruiz  over 1 year ago

    Why isn’t “phonetic” spelled with an F?

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    Mando  over 1 year ago

    The return of Wise Ass.

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