June 10th, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

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'.