dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Monday, 23 November 2015

We begin the "Farley has hip dysplasia" arc with John smiling at Lizzie's speculation that he might have arthritis because her lisp makes it sound like wordplay.

(Strip Number 4719, Original Publication Date, 24 November 1986)

Panel 1: As the dog saunters by, Elly asks John is he's also noticed that Farley has been limping lately.

Panel 2: She goes on to say that whenever he runs or goes up the stairs, Farley seems to be in pain.

Panel 3: She wonders if they should get him checked because there might something wrong.

Panel 4: When Elizabeth suggests he may have "arfritis", John smiles behind his hand at the unintended pun.

Summary: This is harmless in and of itself. As an isolated strip, it's a kid lisping and a parent noticing the mildly amusing coincidence. As part of a wider pattern of John being a self-satisfied assbucket who says condescending bullshit about not intending to raise a princess because he's too stupid and arrogant to find out what's going on in his own damned house, it's NOT at all harmless.

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