Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for January 07, 2017

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    BE THIS GUY  over 7 years ago

    An etymological mystery solved.


    Merry Christmas to those observing the Orthodox calendar.

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    Professor W  over 7 years ago

    Are galoshes supposed to tell their name?

    Must be magic galoshes

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    somebodyshort  over 7 years ago

    Depends on the brand

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    BE THIS GUY  over 7 years ago

    Do rubber boots in England make a WELL-IE, WELL-IE


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    Jabroniville Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Wow, I actually never got this one as a kid. It’s only looking at the onomatopoeia that I figured it out.

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    belgarathmth  over 7 years ago

    Sorry, but I decided to Google it. It’s from Latin gallicula to Old French galoche to Middle English galosh meaning “shoe” and then “shoe with a wood sole” and then “overshoe”. So the word has a very long history, and was never onomatopoeia. The comic is still cute, though. :)

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    Doug Taylor Premium Member over 7 years ago

    “and now you know the rest of the story”

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    tom  over 7 years ago

    Felt so rebellious the first time I had “shoe boots” not galoshes. We weren’t supposed to wear our boots in school so “shoe boots” weren’t allowed. We also weren’t supposed to wear “play clothes.” I wasn’t the only boy in jeans, but I was the only kid with a bib.

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    David_J Premium Member over 7 years ago

    The real story here is that Calvin is putting on his boots with his mittens on. That’s not an easy task. Talk about determination!

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    Cronkers McGee  Premium Member over 7 years ago

    This usually happens to all of us.

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    tim  over 7 years ago

    Always been one of my favorite C&H strips.

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    neverenoughgold  over 7 years ago

    The only time my shoes talk to me is when I walk through too much water.


    My feet on the other hand…

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    amber71  over 7 years ago

    What I noticed was that the snow is over the tops of his galoshes. I suppose he’s feeling the snow inside them melting on his socks and feet. ugh, shiver

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    Carl R  over 7 years ago

    Do overshoes made in Akron go “zipper zipper zipper”?

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    V45mikky  over 7 years ago

    A Hungarian named it after his wife’s stew. She was a bad cook and said her goulash tasted like an old boot.

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