FoxTrot by Bill Amend for December 05, 2010

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    NordicFlame  over 13 years ago

    Duh… my Spanish isn’t the best, can someone translate?!

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    rayannina  over 13 years ago

    They did the same thing with “Stone Soup.” Muy malo.

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    ladooee  over 13 years ago

    Roger asks what presents everyone wants. Andy tells him that Peter wants an effect machine for his electric guitar, Paige wants a karaoke for Glee, Jason wants a sound system for his computer games. Roger then says he will be back in a couple of hours. Then Andy asks if he wants to know what she wants. He says he was going to get her some noise canceling headphones. Then Andy says she was just going to ask for some perfume, “but now that you mention it…”

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    legaleagle48  over 13 years ago

    Here’s the translation, NordicFlame:

    Roger told Andi that he’s decided to go Christmas shopping early, and asked Andi whether she had any idea what the kids want.

    Andi answered that Peter wants a sound-effects machine for his electric guitar, Paige wants a “Glee” Karaoke, and Jason wants a sound system for his computer games.

    Roger then said that he’d be back in a couple of hours, and Andi asked him whether he was going to ask her what SHE wanted for Christmas, whereupon Roger said that he figured on perhaps some of those earphones that are designed to block out noise. Andi’s response? “I was going to say ‘perfume,’ but now that you mention it… .”

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    FlowerChio  over 13 years ago


    Roger: I thought of getting a head start on our christmas shopping. Any idea of what they might want?

    Andy: Peter wants effects equipment for his electric guitar. Paige wants Glee’s Karaoke Revolution… Jason wants a sound system for his computer games…

    Roger: OK, I’ll be back in a couple of hours.

    Andy: Aren’t you gonna ask what I want?

    Roger: I thought about a pair of those noise-cancelling headphones.

    Andy: I was gonna say “perfume”, but now that you mention it.

    Forgive any slips on the translation, my main language is spanish.

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    alviebird  over 13 years ago

    Sounds right to me. Thanks.

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    legaleagle48  over 13 years ago

    ¡Tu inglés es perfecto, FlowerChio! (Your English is perfect, FlowerChio!) :)

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    FlowerChio  over 13 years ago

    And your punctuation in both languages is awesome legaleagle48! :)

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    NordicFlame  over 13 years ago

    Thanks for the translations guys! :o)

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    garfield246  over 13 years ago

    Bill Amend now has an English version on his site.

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    kraftjeff  over 13 years ago

    Captain… my universal translator is broken and the ship is being raided by a party of spanish speaking individual…. I can’t take much more of this :D

    …. and I thought my Klingon was rusty…

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    Z-mage  over 13 years ago

    ¿Qué es esta mierda?

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    Destiny23  over 13 years ago


    (I wonder if the Spanish section of GoComics has the English version…)

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    daveitfcfan  over 13 years ago

    and there was me thinking they were speaking Spanish so that the kids didn’t know what there were going to get for christmas

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    tmt  over 13 years ago

    Thanks, translators!

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    leedb  over 13 years ago

    We speak english in this country!

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    wetidlerjr  over 13 years ago

    How about the Comic in ENGLISH ! Go to: for ENGLISH !

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    Kamino Neko  over 13 years ago

    Ah, Foxtrot…how many comics can there be where a strip entirely in the wrong language makes you wonder if it’s a gag by the writer or a mistake by the webmaster?

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    Wren Fahel  over 13 years ago

    What is the point?

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    richardkel  over 13 years ago

    Lighten up, folks! Mistakes happen. And thanks to the translators for their help.

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    Charles Brobst Premium Member over 13 years ago

    It’s where the population is heading. Welcome to Latin America.

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    Allison Nunn Premium Member over 13 years ago

    we get this in our paper (on Saturday!) so saw the English before hand. Don’t know Spanish, French is rusty but I managed to get some of it figured out (knowing what it said to begin with!)

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    jkebxjunke  over 13 years ago

    is this another attempt to FORCE spanish on us?

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    john condos  over 13 years ago

    well i just dropped the stone soup comic and now i have to drop this one as well..can’t read old to learn it..political correctness wins fact i think i will just drop this whole site

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    jackdohany  over 13 years ago

    It’s a temporary malady.

    You can see them both in English here:

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    tbetz  over 13 years ago


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    leadvocal2001  over 13 years ago

    I knew lack of border security was going escalate. Bill Amend has been abducted by drug lords in Juarez…

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    sammi67  over 13 years ago

    Thanks jackdohany…

    Muchas Gracias amigo!

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    bellmaker  over 13 years ago

    I for one am trying to learn spanish to do better at my job. but I find that my the extra Lanague classes I took in high school help a little, which was latin BTW adn I can’t figure why no one from Latin america can understand me> (wink, Wink)

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    Alisi  over 13 years ago

    Too old? Really is that the excuse your gonna use? I would respect you more if you just said that you had deep rooted bigotry that you can’t admit to.

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    McGehee  over 13 years ago

    I thought I was puzzling it out okay on my own, but FlowerChio’s translation actually helped me get the joke.

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    YatInExile  over 13 years ago

    This is almost as good as the Spanish Calvin & Hobbes that was actually Portuguese.

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    jeffreydahn  over 13 years ago

    tbetz Genius_badge said, about 1 hour ago


    Another Firesign Theater fan!

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    YatInExile  over 13 years ago

    @tbetz and jeffreydahn: Careful now, you guys are showing your age.

    I suppose I am too…. ;-)

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    22Wu33/es Premium Member over 13 years ago

    why isn”t this in English?

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    RadioTom  over 13 years ago

    Wie wäre es in der deutschen, bitte?

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    Joseph Shelby Premium Member over 13 years ago

    you can find the english at

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    Banjo Evans  over 13 years ago

    @johngunn Ease up on the drama. It’s obviously a mistake.

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    person918  over 13 years ago

    ahh america, the only nation in the world too d@mn lazy to learn more than one language (that includes me… I lived on the border my whole life and still can’t speak spanish. I was able to figure out the comic though)

    yeah, I thought it was some elaborate multilingual joke at first too… kind of a letdown it was just an error

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    Dry and Dusty Premium Member over 13 years ago

    Thanks for the translation guys! Hey, mistakes happen! Some of you need to chill!

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    MAGA Premium Member over 13 years ago

    Is this forced diversity upon us? Thanks for the translations!

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    smparadox  over 13 years ago

    Actually, English is the language of immigrants and their offspring, not native to this land at all…

    It is both amusing and sad what some people get worked up about.

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    GeraldTarrant  over 13 years ago

    maynardusafe6 said, about 1 hour ago

    Well when the comics make a guy turn to Spanish I guess it’s time to stop reading the comics. This is America, speak English or go home.

    Rahrahrah, we’re Amurrica, the only country so bleeep arrogant that we insist the rest of the world learn our language in order to trade with us.

    This is America, we can speak whatever language we want.

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    jresh0  over 13 years ago

    I don’t know Spanish, but I easily got the essence of the parents’ conversation. I assume they are using Spanish so the children won’t understand what they’re saying about Christmas presents. As for the flurry of intolerant, ignorant comments from the right, may they just enjoy their hostile tea party until they fade into oblivion. Odd, isn’t it? how proud they are of their incompetence!

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    kirbey  over 13 years ago

    Geraldtarrant… You can speak whatever language you want in America but when your ability to speak English… the language of education, commerce of the country you live in .. you better learn and use it. My family spoke two. Your obviously not a teacher, I live in a border state and after any vacation, even a weekend the learning setback is huge. When you don’t use and practice the language of the country you live in you can’t excel. My immigrant family sat around the table with the kids at night and did homework with them and learned English. They knew to do well they must learn and use English in America,

    My son lives in Japan and speaks fluently he has to for his job. My other children speak several also.

    I live in a Border State and sometimes I feel discriminated against as an English speaker in my own country. You now don’t even have to prove your a citizen to vote in my state. How about that, no English, no Citizenship and the right to vote ! So I would like to see and hear more English not less. Oh and James Resh I am a registered Democrat but getting very frustrated.

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    didereaux  over 13 years ago

    Okay, I read a little Spanish, and so I got the jokes. BUT if I want to read in Spanish I will f’ing go to a country thats’ language is Spanish. Ours is ENGLISH!

    F’wits and there all embracing crappola. Do you see other countries doing that? NO! They have enough smarts to realize that non-natives will learn the language or they will not. And the natives have other things to worry about.

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    yyyguy  over 13 years ago

    in Quebec you are considered stupid if you can’t get by in at least two languages (although the politicians would prefer the people speak only French). immigrants there learn both French and English. as to the ones who ignorantly proclaim “speak English or go home” the less said the better. they will eventually go the way of the dinosaur.

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    yumitori  over 13 years ago

    Wow. More than a few ignorant assumptions in the comments section today.

    And I really like the guys who keep saying, ‘That’s it! How dare you expose me to other languages!! I’m gone!’ then come back and post more…

    I’d hate to see the responses if they accidentally run the same strip two weeks in a row.

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    Nelly55  over 13 years ago

    gee johngunn, you said you were leaving twice now

    why aren’t you gone yet?

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    legaleagle48  over 13 years ago

    You said it, yumitori. The paranoid crazies are out in fine form today.


    Now pipe down and start building that bridge so that you can get over yourselves more easily.

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    bobe70  over 13 years ago

    que que!!!!!!! just enjoy the bleeep comic strip people,life is to short to be a surly puss,i’m laughing becouse i can understand both versions ,inglish and espanol

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    jyflldprs  over 13 years ago

    I liked this discussion of the language . I thought I was the only one who was seeing spanish. thank you folks for the translations. I am so in agreement with people learning the language of the country they reside in. I hate the mess we are in because of the illegal immigrants. And I don’t just mean the Mexicans. there are other people from all over the world. We are all really immigrants if we look back at our history. But when our ancestors came here and we became independent of England, we set up our constitution with certain requirements to become a citizen of this country. This is a country based in good laws and liberating freedoms but we are losing our liberties by unrighteousness. The terrorists are winning because we are now under fear. that fear has led us to homeland security laws, no privacy, no freedom. think about it.

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    Jlyn  over 13 years ago

    For English check the Washington Post strip

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    Random Lurker Premium Member over 13 years ago

    Neat, the comic is in English now.

    P.S. The United States has no official language.

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    Shikamoo Premium Member over 13 years ago

    I liked it better in spanish. (Just kidding.) What was the big fuss? We had great readers to translate it for us and I thought it was fun.

    Artist’s honey: That’s a great story, and typical of the ignoramuses who think they know it all.

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    natashalee  over 13 years ago

    It’s funny that those that yell the loudest about speaking english have terrible writing skills. You’re and your are not interchangable. I agree that english should be this country’s official language but there is nothing wrong with speaking or at least understanding a second or third language. Our ignorance and hard headedness about this matter makes us the laughing stock of the rest of the world.

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    wetidlerjr  over 13 years ago

    yyyguy said, about 16 hours ago…

    NOTHING of consequence.

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    DarthDanMan  over 13 years ago

    I just looked at the comic today then viewed the comments and thought to myself, what is all this talk about Spanish for?!? I had to read almost half the comments before I finally got it. :) p.s. I don’t speak Spanish either but I have an excuse, I’m Canadian, I learned French instead.

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    GeraldTarrant  over 13 years ago

    @Kirbey:I am a first generation citizen, both my parents are from China, I understand the importance of learning the language of the country. I just also happen to think it is absolutely IDIOTIC and IGNORANT when people shout garbage like “English or go home!”

    My grandmother speaks horribly broken english, to the point where she really can’t communicate effectively, but she is also an American citizen. She worked and studied for months to prepare for the test, I remember her sitting and listening to tapes on the materials for hours on end. She’s a citizen, THIS is her home. It disgusts me that ignorant people can shout things like “You don’t speak english! Go home!”

    Most developed countries require students to learn english as a requirement. So students coming out of other countries are bilingual, while American students are graduating behind the curve (while classes are offered, they are hardly mandatory)

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    callak  over 13 years ago

    Odd, the comic I see is in english.

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