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Tuesday, 11 June 2013

In today's strip, Elly is baffled and traumatized by the rather banal little pun Lizzie makes about the results of her being a rather messy eater.

(Strip Number 630, Original Publication Date, 12 June 1984)

Panel 1: We start things off with Elly telling Lizzie that she's made something of a mess eating her lunch. Lizzie says that she did no such thing.

Panel 2: Elly points to the floor and asks her what she calls that mess.

Panel 3: When Lizzie offers to call it "leftunders", Elly's face freezes in the Goggle-Eyed Frown of Existential Horror™.

Summary: If there are thoughts for today, they won't be about what I really want explained: why Elly reacts to children making puns or otherwise playing with the language with such horror. It seems that when a Patterson or Richards turns twenty, he or she totally freaks out when children say things like 'stousins' or 'leftunders'.
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