Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for January 21, 2021

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    alaskajohn1  over 1 year ago

    I hope those aren’t “My Pillow” pillows.

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    BasilBruce  over 1 year ago

    Why would anyone lay down on a pillow? It’s already stuffed with down.

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    BE THIS GUY  over 1 year ago

    Lay, lady, lay, lay across my big brass bed

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    wiatr Premium Member over 1 year ago

    And somewhere to the southeast of there too… ;^)

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

    feels like Alfred Yankovic’s “Word Crimes” song

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    B UTTONS  over 1 year ago

    Pastis must have hired a some senior editors from the NY Post to help write the scripts.

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    Concretionist  over 1 year ago

    There, they’re their, sir. Him and them will get over it reel soonish.

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    GROG Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I’m sure that guy in Harrisburg don’t stand alone. You’d think they’d have better and more important things to do.

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    Bilan  over 1 year ago

    I’m actually wondering why he doesn’t speak Pig English.

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    Caldonia  over 1 year ago

    I was reading Rolling Stone and saw that someone put “it’s” in an album review when it should have read “its.” An editor for freaking Rolling Stone let that happen. It’s like no one is even trying anymore. I’m not mad, just disappointed.

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    fzarpo  over 1 year ago

    Does anyone know why they’re running strips from 2018? Something happen to Pastis?

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    Robin Harwood  over 1 year ago

    Not just in Harrisburg.

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I get much more upset over my own mistakes than someone else’s.

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    montymiff  over 1 year ago

    My pinned tweet reads, “Uncle Autocorrect is a malevolent entity lurking in the depths of cyberspace, emerging only to wreak havoc on the forces of coherence and eloquence everywhere.Its destructiveness is directly proportional to the importance of the communication and potential for humiliation”

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    jmarkoff2  over 1 year ago

    Me and my brother speaks English much good. No one speaks gooder English than my brother and I.

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    Gent  over 1 year ago

    Do this guy also reads comics comments? I hopes he dos.

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    The Old Wolf  over 1 year ago

    The position of copy editor appears to be moribund, if not already extinct. I can’t count the number of times I have seen “loose” used in place of “lose” in countless online news articles from otherwise reputable outlets, and that’s just one of many examples. Yes, it’s like fingernails on a chalkboard, but I’m just assuming there’s nothing for it unless we address our declining standards of ecudamation as a nashunal prollem.

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    Qiset  over 1 year ago

    I think the leak at Three-mile-island caused his hair problem.

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    detroitpete  over 1 year ago

    This is so funny, I think someone actually did write that letter and since now Pastis knows it irritates him, he just does it more!

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    snacko  over 1 year ago

    Tueshay, Stephan.

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    Breadboard  over 1 year ago

    What we need is a Harrisburg Grammar Pact ! All the Autocorrects must attend ! …. Croc Power !

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    jel354  over 1 year ago

    The cringe might have started with the “terrible” instead of “terribly.”

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    Brass Orchid Premium Member over 1 year ago

    It’s almost as if Pastis saw this week coming…

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    Doug K  over 1 year ago

    I have mixed feelings about this. Sometimes when I hear a spoken grammatical error, I cringe a little. Sometimes it’s fun to do it on purpose (and maybe make someone else cringe or just to see if they notice). [If I hear something on TV, I will often turn toward my wife. And she will turn toward me and give me that, “I know” or “Yes. I heard it, too.” look or gesture. Sometimes it’s fun to repeat the misusage for my wife’s “benefit”.]

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    mapleman  over 1 year ago

    I get irate about the ones who spell WHOA woah. That’s the worst.

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    wilhemenacooker  over 1 year ago

    there are no such creatures as editors any more – - they were eliminated in restructuring in the 80s – they are extinct, just like the canons of the Fourth Estate

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    FassEddie  over 1 year ago

    C’mon Pastis, you drew the wrong guy! This is the guy who found out that his daughter stole computer gear from Pelosi’s office and is now going to jail!

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    Roy Lamberton  over 1 year ago

    When I ran a Sports Website, I had a guy who I appointed the Grammar Cop. We cleaned up the posts fast!

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    A Common 'tator  over 1 year ago

    “The Guardian” newspaper once ran article that used the paper’s name… and misspelt it…

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    MartinPerry1  over 1 year ago

    Picking nits is so much fun, though.

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    diskus Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I tipe pourly so it happins alot.

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    Ichabod Ferguson  over 1 year ago

    Sportscasters and sports radio hosts are the worst. How many times a day do I have to hear; “…between you and I.”

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    gmu328  over 1 year ago

    Whether this is real or not, it’s funny. Walt Kelly, of Pogo fame, had to deal with a conservative Rhode Island paper editor about a story line making fun of McCarthy in the 50’s. He managed to get around their restrictions AND even made a more scathing comic comment about McCarthy. To the editor’s credit, he printed the comic and even wrote an editorial noting that Walt Kelly put one over them (back in the days POGO was often relegated to the editorial page instead of the funny page because it was deemed too radical for young minds).

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    Mighty Phavahg  over 1 year ago

    It’s the end of an error.

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    Zebrastripes  over 1 year ago

    I figure the comics is one place we can all just chill and go with the cartoon, instead of scrutinizing everything to the enth degree! It takes all the fun out of it!

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    judirapelje  over 1 year ago

    We all need a good laugh!!!!!

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    russef  over 1 year ago

    STEPHAN! You Bad.

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    Ignatz Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Why do I have a bigger vocabulary than a spell checker? It’s a computer, you can put a whole unabridged dictionary into it. But there’s a squiggly line under “largesse.”

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    lv2sew  over 1 year ago

    All that’s missing is a misplaced apostrophe. So many good comics this morning!

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    librarylady59  over 1 year ago

    Autocorrect. Rush job. My hair stands on end when advertisers use nouns as verbs.

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    g.p.hardy  over 1 year ago

    If the guy in Harrisburg is so pedantic, he should be complaining about “correct English” not “proper English”.

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    One Navy Seal  over 1 year ago

    Wow, thats an annoing problem, we need too fix it,

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    AndreasMartin  over 1 year ago

    Dis be no gud grandmastick either.

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    bopacasa  over 1 year ago

    what bugs me is the improper use of plurals for collective singulars such as (team are instead of team is). It should be team is and teams are.

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    Znox11  over 1 year ago

    I was listening to the news the other day and the anchor kept says it’s when he should have been saying its and were when he should have been saying we’re … I guess their are know professional standards any moor

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    Ellis97  over 1 year ago

    They ain’t easy to make, you know.

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    TwilightFaze  over 1 year ago

    You’d think these snowflakes would learn. Whine to Pastis and he’s only gonna rub salt in the wound like a professional masseuse.

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    MeGoNow Premium Member over 1 year ago

    And its gonna get alot worst tomorrow.

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    Kilrwat Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Way too many people won’t get the mistakes…

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    grange Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Since computers wiped out the steno pool, the managers now have to do editing. These entitled little millennials think it’s harassment to ask that a court document have proper spelling and grammar.

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    Flatlander, purveyor of fine covfefe  over 1 year ago

    So I looked up eror on Google and went to Wiktonary. Its a legitimate word, it says so, and this is a quote

    “Frim English error, from Middle English errour, from Old French error, from Latin error (“wandering about”).”

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    Queen of America Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Do editors even exist any more? I read a lot, sometimes a book a day, and have to say that I’m appalled at what getsprinted. My mother was a newspaper editor and would be rolling over in her grave (If she had one) at what gets printed these days. On that note, I wonder how and where that term got started.

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    Queen of America Premium Member over 1 year ago

    My sister lives across the river from Harrisburg and works in the city. If she were a male, that would be her in the picture.

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    Moonkey Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Now my hair looks like that too.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  over 1 year ago

    Don’t poke the bear.

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    Croc Holliday  over 1 year ago

    I see it more frequently than I should on news sites. I get that sometimes pages are updated quickly and errors happen, but it does seem like proper grammar is not viewed as being very essential anymore.

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    timinwsac Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I don’t get it.

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    Dragongirl55  over 1 year ago

    Is Pastis on vacation?

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    Troglodyte  over 1 year ago

    Go complain to you’re grammar, er grandma!

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    jmartin1955  over 1 year ago

    Isn’t this either a rerun – or awfully close to one done before?

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    Bookworm  over 1 year ago

    I’m reminded of my Fifth Grade teacher (way back in the middle of the last century of the last millennium). I don’t think she gave much thought to her students’ self-esteem, and today she’d probably be harried out of the teaching profession as a right old harpy unfit to be around impressionable young minds. To my young eyes, she appeared to be as old as Stonehenge and built along the lines of the monoliths of that site. She wore livid floral dresses, usually colored to match the blue tint of her hair (which gave her the appearance of a cross between a cockatoo and a GE refrigerator), cat’s eye glasses studded with rhinestones, stockings that would probably turn a bullet, and those orthopedic oxfords that added two or three inches to her already formidable height. BUT she taught us that: 1. Spelling always counted, and; 2. Correct grammar was required, not optional. And the funny thing is, we learned and did not feel abused by it.

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    jannichols2000  over 1 year ago

    At least English teachers will always have a job with all the poorly spoken and written English.

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    Almost 200 comments? Their is more fallout from this comic strip then Three Mile Island produced.

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    Casey Jones  over 1 year ago

    Grammar errors can be annoying, but what is more so is why they are so common. How often is grammar even taught in schools these days?

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    Snolep  over 1 year ago

    Ain’t nobody so picky as we GoComics grammer and speling police.

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    Clare Kelm Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Yay, Stephan! 9th grade English teacher is so happy you remember your grammar.

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    Mentor397  over 1 year ago

    I have to be honest, I haven’t noticed many errors. To, Two, and Too on the other hand…

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    karenjean123 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Thank you! Laughed on loud which I rarely do! Reminds me of the news on the weekends where no one is checking the spelling on the scrolls that go across the screen. Sure his hair stands up then as well!

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    donwestonmysteries  over 1 year ago

    Lay vs Lie. Plagues me today, although I know how they should be in this strip.

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    DCBakerEsq  over 1 year ago

    Me laughs at stoopid man is in Pencilvania.

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    hmofo813 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Yeah, so people who are right are wrong. Naturally.

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    marilynnbyerly  over 1 year ago

    The longest comment thread on GoComics I’ve ever been a part of was about grammar. People who care are passionate on the subject. I fussed at one of the cartoonists here about a misspelled word, and he said it didn’t matter. I gave him a come-to-Jesus talk about being a professional, and I’ve never spotted an error since. Errors are not only sloppy, they mess up whatever punchline or idea the writer is trying to present because some readers hit the error like it’s a brick wall.

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    wmchere  over 1 year ago

    comics are for fun, mispell’n wirds on purpose is fun too 2 two

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    WCraft Premium Member over 1 year ago

    No, but they get really angry if a conservative posts something…

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    Fan o’ Lio.  over 1 year ago

    I dont notice alot of mispellings.

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    susanj77  over 1 year ago

    I’ll remember never to correct Stephan. (insert wink emoji here)

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    hitek1st  over 1 year ago

    Don’t get me started on the ‘How come’ idiom. IT’S NOT EVEN A WORD, and ‘why’ is so much more efficient in a sentence. And shorter!

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    Plods with ...™ Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I love it. And yet, no mention that all of this is coming from animals… People are goofy.

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    zeexenon  over 1 year ago

    Agreed, we must stop those people. Fifteen credits of English and Lit plus 56 years means I don’t give a ship.

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    jbruins84341  over 1 year ago

    As an English major and full-time technical writer, I LOVE THIS! Gotta add this to my collection.

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    asrialfeeple  over 1 year ago

    Spelinf miztake do heppen onze in a weijl.

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    djorgens  over 1 year ago

    You goin’ to grammer and speeling hell, Pastis.

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    WilliamDoerfler  over 1 year ago

    So I feel like I no right?

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    joannesshadow  over 1 year ago

    My father worked for a paper in advertising for 32 years. He always said that the 2 words newspaper people feared the most were shirt and public. If they got missprinted in ad copy, someone was in big trouble.

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    einarbt  over 1 year ago

    This lot (they make the software Grammarly) would argue that grammar is a matter of life and death –

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    Natarose  over 1 year ago

    Dude in Harrisburg should have known that was going to happen.

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    oakie817  over 1 year ago

    most excellent

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    Think maybe Rat rote thet letr heseff?

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    lv2sew  over 1 year ago

    I feel pretty lucky that I drew a 1st grade teacher that taught phonics back in the early 60’s. Learned all the rules, and I somehow managed to remember a lot of them. Later in 5th grade, I was even taught to diagram sentences. Bet they don’t teach that anymore!

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    Sisyphos  over 1 year ago

    Mr. Harrisburg, I’ll ride with your posse!

    This flaunting of grammarlessness has got to be put down!

    —Official Grammar Police (I carry a Virtual Badge).

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    grange Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I think Mr. Harrisburg actually means “get a proofreader…”

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    Seed_drill  over 1 year ago

    I go to Harrisburg PA almost every year. There is a strip club in an old, converted Dairy Queen that’s been there for at least 25 years. It gives me the heebie-jeebies just driving by.

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    rgcviper  over 1 year ago

    Hey—at least me know how right good sentences …

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    glasslass  over 1 year ago

    Have a lady in a club who announce to everyone most of the time that she is a “grammarian” and if she corrects you it “just so you will learn”. I avoid her as much as possible as do most.

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    Bicycle Dude  over 1 year ago

    I commented to a post, a year or so ago, about bad spelling, grammar and using texting style for writing comments in forums such as this, shows carelessness and sloppiness. The reply from the original post’s author said his writing was how communication is evolving and I need to “Get with the program.”

    My reply, “Bad or poor writing skills shows ignorance and creates a lack of credibility, regardless of the subject matter.”

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    Swirls Before Pine  over 1 year ago

    My favorite ST:TOS episode is the one about futuristic spelling: The Trouble With Teribbles.

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    Kirbo  over 1 year ago

    AnD aNoThEr Rerun!!!!

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    Boxo croco is gonna change his profile  over 1 year ago

    Let’s we count any the eror

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    Sanic Hegehogg  about 1 year ago

    Yet another rerun

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    Teddy Freaking Out  8 months ago

    Thiisss ihs wun ov thu mostest funier komix

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