Baited breath is a notoriously common misspelling on the internet (along with loose for lose) but I assumed that Steverino was misspelling it intentionally for the joke.
It will be the one who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men…
Did you mean to link to the strip with Dirk and his wife? That was a few years after the strip when he talked about joining the police academy.
I looked at the strip just before that one and he was talking about joining the police academy. His trash collector outfit actually looked pretty cop-like so I may have merged those two occupations.
I do think the guy who originally posted about it went overboard but that didn’t mean the he (or she) wasn’t essentially right. It was the use of “triggered” I was responding to. That gets used a lot when people respond to ethnic stereotyping – as if it’s silly to even notice.
He was clearly intended to be Asian. Lee, while occasionally used elsewhere, is a very common Chinese name.
But Steff was as slight as a rag doll.
Didn’t we see Dirk in a police (or police-like) uniform at one point towards the end of his arc?
Wow, that Rogaine really works!