August 11th, 2016

Snarky Candiru2

Friday, 12 August 2016

We have a sort of cute vignette as the honeymooners celebrate their new status in life.

(Strip Number 1191, Original Publication Date, 14 August 1987)

Panel 1: As they unpack and start their honeymoon, Georgia reminds Phil that they got married today because she can't quite believe it happened.

Panel 2: When asked if she feels any different, she says not really.

Panel 3: This is because she feels like a partner, not a wife. (This is for people who view the kinship term 'wife' to be synonymous for 'chattel property', I should think.)

Panel 4: As they hug, Phil tells her "Put'er there, partner."

Summary: This seems to allude to Lynn's belief that common-law relationships are unbelievable. A lot of people see marriage as proving the seriousness of a relationship and Lynn speaks for her people. It also alludes to her belief that 'wife' also means 'slave' or something. HUM! Didn't Orwell have a word for what happens when a person believes in two contradictory opinions at the same time? Doublethink, wasn't it?