March 8th, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Saturday, 9 March 2013

We end the week with Elly fretting about the fact that Lizzie is too old to speak baby talk. While she herself cannot understand why that is, her habit of speaking to Lizzie almost exclusively in baby talk tends to hint strongly that she herself is part of the problem.

(Strip Number 568, Original Publication Date, 10 March 1984)

Panel 1: A few seconds after she stifled her giggles, Elly gets serious and, as she continues to towel Lizzie off, reminds herself that they have to start correcting her pronunciation.

Panel 2: As she puts the girl's nightgown on, Elly reminds us that Lizzie uses too much baby talk and is old enough to speak properly.

Panel 3: Elly simply cannot understand why it is that Lizzie isn't picking up proper English.

Panel 4: Elly then smiles and tells Liz "Now Nizzie tum sit on Momma's wap an'we brussa hair!!"

Summary: HUM!! Could it possibly be that Elly's behaviour might get in the way of getting what she wants? Given that this is back when Elly was allowed to have flaws, I believe so. After the move was completed, however, Elly became perfect.