Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce for May 04, 2013

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    BigNate+CalvinandHobbes=:)  over 10 years ago

    I don’t normally say this, but… OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    tedsini  over 10 years ago

    Yes Nate, there is a certain satisfaction that comes from seeing someone who desperately needs it get smacked down.

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    reshiram501  over 10 years ago


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    newworldmozart  over 10 years ago

    Can’t trust any teacher who can’t talk properly. No, English isn’t her class, but if she can’t pronounce her word’s properly, then what else is doing wrong? I had a hard time in school, had a hard time dealing with incompetent teachers.

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    TripleT  over 10 years ago

    You know what they say Francis,‘if you have nothing nice to say,just keep quiet.’and some people wonder why I’m so quiet around them.

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    jwondga  over 10 years ago

    Personally, I do not like people – in general – who correct my grammar. It simply means that one is not paying attention to WHAT I am saying, but HOW I am saying it.

    They are indeed often right, the thing is, they add a nice layer of shame to their admonishments. It’s just someone talking, that’s all. Myself, I tend to smile at syntax errors.

    Listen to Starfire on the Teen Titans, and you’ll see what I mean. Thing is – if Francis met a pretty girl and he started correcting her on her grammar, he’d be striking out, big time.

    As for Mrs. Godfrey, I don’t think she’s a very good teacher. She makes a very good tyrant – she seems to care more about discipline rather than teaching. I’ve seen strips where Nate and his classmates do something RIGHT, and they are left unrewarded. Do the tiniest thing WRONG, and they are swiftly punished with detention.

    Like Nate, Francis, Gina and all the other youth of today, Mrs. Godfrey needs to learn some soft skills….….and maybe be a tad kinder.

    But hey, that’s just me.

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    The#1BoiseStateFan  over 10 years ago

    Even GODFREY is mad with Francis

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    prasrinivara  over 10 years ago

    First time Godfrey does something to please Nate — albeit unintentionally!

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    Superchen  over 10 years ago

    LOL. The grammar Nazi has gone too far

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    sbchamp  over 10 years ago

    I spose the language is ‘evolving’

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    ms529212  over 10 years ago

    It’s an “uh” sound either way, so unless cartoon characters can see the word bubbles, it would not be possible for him to tell whether she was spelling it with an e or an o…

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    EXTERMINATE!  over 10 years ago

    It is rude to correct a teacher’s grammar, but they really should know how to say the word.

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    sbwertz  over 10 years ago

    Actually “ain’t” is very widely used. It isn’t a corruption, simply an obsolete contraction of aren’t. From Mirriam Webster

    Origin of AIN’Tcontraction of are notFirst Known Use: 1749

    It later changed to aren’t. So it is not wrong, simply outdated.

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    Tue Elung-Jensen  over 10 years ago

    Learn to pick your battles kid, and when you talk about something else than your teacher – its not one of them.

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    teddyortiz#1fan  over 10 years ago

    haha! I cant stop reading this comic! actually I can just click the red x in the corner, but whatever.

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    route66paul  over 10 years ago

    Give her a break, she didn’t spell it that way, she just pronounced it incorrectly.

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    ronpolimeni  over 10 years ago

    I wish the arc with Nate attempting to attract a girlfriend had continued instead of this nonsense with Francis being a grammar Nazi.

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    TArbiter  over 10 years ago

    Francis. The male Gina.

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    grainpaw  over 10 years ago

    If paid professionals (teachers, broadcasters, journalists, etc) make mistakes so blatant that a non-professional notices them, they deserve to be corrected, and the colleges that they graduated from should be sued for malpractice. If a non-professional makes mistakes, at least they are not setting examples for everyone in the media. They have the right to remain ignorant. If a professional car mechanic screws up your repairs, you’re upset. If it’s the shade tree mechanic next door, what did you expect? Failure to communicate can cause problems.

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    Comic Minister Premium Member over 10 years ago

    Lucky it wasn’t you Nate.

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    orbenjawell Premium Member over 10 years ago

    Ahhh! The hairy eyeball: close cousin to a "popeye-eye, I should hope………..Haw! HAW!!

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    MikeJanus Premium Member over 10 years ago

    I love Francis. He says all the things I’d like to say!

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    Rickapolis  over 10 years ago

    NEVER correct a teacher.

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    Bucinka  over 10 years ago

    Francis got a taste of Nate’s world.

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    lukastt  over 10 years ago

    Francis has guts.

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    Greg Johnston  over 10 years ago

    I remember correcting teachers a couple times in junior high. One – my science teacher – was pretty cool about it, said he’d bet me a Coke if I was right – and he bought the soda. My social studies teacher wasn’t as impressed. Lesson learned – nobody likes being corrected in public!

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    GeorgeJohnson  over 10 years ago

    I found this out the hard way too. “Teachers” do NOT like to be corrected.

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    Jeff0811  over 10 years ago

    Francis reminds me of Sheldon Cooper, a character created for comic relief, if there ever was one. I like the show, and I know Frances was created first, just couldn’t help notice the similarities.

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    brocktheboss1213  over 10 years ago

    Hopefully this’ll teach Francis to shut up about the grammar issue.

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    hometownk Premium Member over 10 years ago

    I am unable to listen to your ideas if you insist on pronouncing words incorrectly or using bad grammar.

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    Ash00a  over 10 years ago

    I agree

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    Bignatefanclub  over 10 years ago

    Is it just me or is there no space in the first bubble that Francis says

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    Tater  over 9 years ago

    You don’t have to be so mean about it, Mrs. Godfrey!

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    Comisftw  over 9 years ago

    A bit rudeFrom both parties

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    The_savage guy  over 6 years ago

    people these days are brave

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    Nateisgreat14  about 5 years ago

    If you don’t know what a “hairy eyeball” is, you need to read the first Big Nate chapter book.

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    ComicFan4Life  almost 4 years ago

    Don’t criticize a teacher people

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    Nate Wright!  about 2 years ago

    Why is Mrs. Godzilla mad?

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    4300260681  about 2 years ago

    Take that, Francis!

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