Quite a tale that old girl, Pearl just unfurled.
It’s scary enough to make your hair curl…
He didn’t have to break up with her. Just say no to that dopey idea.
So if Pearl’s grandnephew Nelson were her grandson, would his rhymed name have been Thurl?
Relax Pearl, it’s not the end of the world.
I’m with him on that one.
Is Merle or Verle a girl?
Not Merle, perhaps Verle, she had a curl.
Very close to child abuse.
Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs wrote a song called "Pearl, Pearl, Pearl " which pretty much says it all . They were on the Beverly Hillbilles in the 1960s. You Tube them :-)
That Earl is such a squirrel!
Hmmm – seems that Pearl hasn’t forgiven Earl after all!
Earl made the right call there, definitely.
More revealing – Earl ended it, and she must STILL have feelings way deep down inside…
Well could be worse…she could have wanted names like “Apple”, “North”, “Bear”, “Blanket” (see article at https://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/slideshows/17-most-ridiculous-celebrity-baby-names/page-3.html)
Pearl should feel lucky that she dodged the bullet.
…..and THIS is why some people should never get married.
She was lucky to get “Sylvia”, with the name Pickles. Opal could have wanted “Lotta”.
That girl Pearl made Earl’s toes curl.
Take it easy, girl…
Back in grade school I knew a kid who had four brothers and sisters, and they all had names that started with the letter D- as in David, Debbie, Donald, Diana, and so on. Plus, the parents first names were also “D” names, and they referred to their family as “The Seven-D’s!”.
and someone would not have been born if it did work out between Earl & Pearl
Or using the same first initial: Dave, Don, Dale. Or Marge, Millie, Martha. I knew a family with 2 sets of twins & they did both: Dan & Dave along with Terry & Jerry. Why don’t these parents get cute with their pets names instead of their kids??
One of the few comic strips that makes me laugh out loud :)
Okay………now this strip is getting weird
Did anyone else laugh out loud with this one? That was hilarious. But I agree with Earl. I don’t even like when people begin all of their kids’ names using one letter of the alphabet.
There was a family in my neighborhood growing up. Mom was Cherry. Her kids were Merri, Perry, Kerry and (the last one) Verri. Dad’s name was Al. Go figure.
And rightly so.
Sylvia, be glad I didn’t marry your dad. Because, if I had, your cousin would be here instead of you.
Mother was an elementary school teacher (1950s). A new child came into her class and introduced himself as “Gooey.” Mother, taken aback, asked how it was spelled and his response was, “G-u-y. My mother named me after someone in a book she was reading,” he explained.
Dear Heaven!!! Pearl was planning on giving birth to The Dinette Set! Good thing Earl dumped her!
This whole storyline just for this, right?
I saw that in a news post, but I think they said it was pronounced “AB-city”
Cruelty thy name are parents.
Besides the rhymes maybe Earl didn’t want 4 kids.
we had a family named Green named there twin daughters Ever and Never
Niece biting her tongue, she now agrees with her dad.
I have blocked out whatever hippy name my wife wanted to give our first child. Her name is Lisa Marie. Elvis named his kid after her.
I am guessing Earls reasons for leaving Pearl and marrying her sister are somewhat different. Even better, why does Pearl get along with her sister? After all she did steal Pearls BF
So am I. When I read the news and am assaulted with all the weird spellings of what used to be common names, I think to myself, “What were your parents thinking?”