Non tam præclarum est scire Latine, quam turpe nescire.
Ever the fussbudget….
So Linus is nearsighted then.
It is to be remembered that 1962 was the year of the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the trade embargo was imposed against Cuba (that remains in force as of this day in 2023) only a month prior to this strip’s publication. The U-2 spy plane pilot Francis Gary Powers was exchanged for a Soviet spy also a month before. It was a time of rather messy foreign relations for the US and its allies.
And no, I’m not an ophthalmologist. 8D
The only thing that arguments can really prove is who is better at arguing. You can’t get to the truth of anything by just arguing about it.
Flash A-Ah! Saviour of the universe!
It’s an emoticon of sorts. It’s the position Linus is in the strip. ‘O’ is his head ‘r’ is his shoulders and arms, and ‘z’ is his rear and legs.