Stone Soup by Jan Eliot for September 20, 2013

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    hsawlrae  over 9 years ago

    Did she say, “Li t’ me”?

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    Agent54  over 9 years ago


    Than again maybe she fancies a sailor.

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    lippyfish  over 9 years ago

    Limey is also slang for ’’Brit’’.

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    sjsczurek  over 9 years ago

    I don’t see anything funny in this strip.

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    Zero-Gabriel  over 9 years ago

    @ellisaana(Reply to yesterday’s reply)Remember in one episode where Herr (Otto) Flick answered the phone like this…

    “Flick the Gestapo…. No, I said FLICK, the Gestapo!"

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    Robert L Marcum Premium Member over 9 years ago

    “Limey” should be “Blimey”. Just sayin’

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    Dkram  over 9 years ago

    My dad was there during WWII, to England on the Queen Mary, then to north Africa, Sicily, and back to England for Operation Overlord..While in England Dad and some others over heard a woman say to the milkman “Don’t forget to knock me up in the morning.”.\\//_

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    JustPlainBob  over 9 years ago

    Hey class dogs, day we all us be talkin ebonics.

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    Mstreselena  over 9 years ago

    Naval personnel ate limes to ward off scurvy, hence Limeys.

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    Comic Minister Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Hee hee hee! That was fun!

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    ladymadcat  over 9 years ago

    Correct. My dad was in England during WWll and, Limey was a slang/slur for the British. However, the accent thing does sound like fun. good teachers can go a long way to make things a bit more interesting for their classes.

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    gocomicsmember  over 9 years ago

    BTW, “limey” has been used derogatarily, but not all Brits are sensitive enough to take it that way. It IS slang rather than necessarily a slur. Some of us of British ethnicity (I am Welsh on my father’s side) actually are more offended by the PC idea that you can’t use the term than we are by the term itself!

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    FigwitsMom  over 9 years ago

    “Gor Blimey” is an……I guess you’d call it a contraction for the exclamation “God blind me.” So “Blimey” would just be “Blind me.”

    Kind of like in the US when people say “’sup” instead of “what’s up.”

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    Christopher Peckham Premium Member over 9 years ago

    I am sure Jan meant to say ‘Blimey!" it’s taken from the entire east end quote as “God’ bloody blind me” as in God I don’t want to believe what I am seeing so shield my eyes. Now because bloody was considered a cuss word back in the day and women were too polite to cuss and children were banned from cussing the term was shortened to blimey. now if Jan meant it as “limey” then we do have a real issue here

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    JP Steve Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Calling a Brit “Limey” is as big a slur as calling an American “Yank.” You be the judge.

    BTW, I think Jan meant to say “Blimey” too.

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    Doctor11  over 9 years ago

    For sure, gent!

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    rgcviper  over 9 years ago

    I just love how Holly looks in the second panel. Perfect.

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    themadyank  over 9 years ago

    The British receptionist in my office told a rather depressed looking salesman, “Keep your pecker up!” I think he actually enjoyed it.

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