Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for July 12, 2014

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    hariseldon59  almost 10 years ago

    Isn’t that the same cliff that the lemmings jump off?

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    BRI-NO-MITE!! Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    I too, am sick and tired of that expression.

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    Sherlock Watson  almost 10 years ago

    Don’t worry, folks, Bob’s just fine. He landed on a mound of lemmings.

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    Sherlock Watson  almost 10 years ago

    Sing along with Sherlock: “Is you is or is you ain’t my baby…”

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    Me3000  almost 10 years ago

    I use that phrase all the time, is rat coming for me?

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    Perforated Biscuit  almost 10 years ago

    I’m losing count of how many “Neighbor Bob”’s Pastis has murdered.

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    Ida No  almost 10 years ago

    RAT. IS. GOD!

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    Dobie Takahama  almost 10 years ago

    Maybe people should start Saying SOCKS instead.

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    Ratbrat  almost 10 years ago

    Other phrases that make me wish for Rat to act:It’s all good.At the end of the day…

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    Varnes  almost 10 years ago

    I think he fell out of the box…..

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    doublepaw  almost 10 years ago

    Add inane phrase “In the day” to that list.

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    Kaputnik  almost 10 years ago

    Rat isn’t what he isn’t.

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    Plumbob Wilson  almost 10 years ago

    No neighbors were harmed in the making of this strip; his fall was cushioned by a large pile of lemming carcasses.

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    Kaputnik  almost 10 years ago

    If you don’t want a cliched, meaningless answer, don’t ask someone how it’s going. It’s worse if they actually tell you.

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    HonoBear  almost 10 years ago

    How about “S**t happens, and somebody cleans it up” ?

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    puddlesplatt  almost 10 years ago

    I hate—-‘Have a Nice Day’ why?

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    CollettiMichael Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Did Rat just throw Neighbor Bob off of Lemmings Leap?

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    Defective Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    There’s a common theme to most of the phrases that people are taking exception to here. I’m vastly amused by it, too. The people’s exception. Not the phrases. They’re just words, not even meant to offend.

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    jessegooddoggy  almost 10 years ago

    Yes, “like” and weatherwise, healthwise, blahblahblahwise.

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    NoCents  almost 10 years ago

    But just remember, at the end of the day, no matter where you go, there you are.

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    Avacadostab  almost 10 years ago

    “It could be worse”

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    earlsm Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Can you have Rat get rid of the overused and most times incorrectly used word “litterally,” please???!

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    KEA  almost 10 years ago

    I’d be happy if people just stopped starting sentences with “So…”

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    Max Starman Jones  almost 10 years ago

    Make the cliff twice as high, and put jagged rocks on the ground. Then throw everyone who says, “just sayin’” off of it. Of course, the number of Facebook users would drop by 80%.

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    sarah413 Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Totally and fer sher. Like you know. Totally tubular

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    Saddenedby Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    so virtually what is being said is like pearls is what it is!

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    corzak  almost 10 years ago

    Nobody seems impressed by the significant upper body strength Rat displays in this strip . . .

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    Gokie5  almost 10 years ago

    I’ve mentioned this before: Many people born roughly in the baby-boomer era (and some born without complications) are prone to tuck “y’know” as often as possible into their utterances. It can be teeth-gritting to hear one of these folks run on.

    Admittedly, I would have been thrown off that cliff numerous times because of the expressions I use. I’m kind’ve fond of some of them, like “back in the day.”

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    cindyorch  almost 10 years ago

    I can’t stand this comic…unfortunately it is what it is.

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    Charlie Fogwhistle  almost 10 years ago

    People who sing those annoying songs that you can’t get out of your brain can also go on the short list.

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    susan.e.a.c  almost 10 years ago

    Too bad, Rat, I like saying that when I’m grumpy

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    Packratjohn Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    My list, some covered in earlier comments.

    You know what I’m saying?You feel me?Like (as opposed to “as” or “as if”)Back in the day (unless you’re over 60)At the end of the day (What about tomorrow?)You know? (Do you really need immediate validation?)I mean,It is what it is (Trite, and a tautology)No problem (in place of “You’re welcome”)Literally vs virtuallyand any word or phrase that is obviously, and painfully, an attempt to appear cool, hip, and with it, just for the sake of seeming thus.

    Y’ dig?

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    4thStooge  almost 10 years ago

    I hate it when people use the word “seriously” the wrong way.

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    rgunner  almost 10 years ago

    I hate this phrase also because it is a way to cut off conversation/thinking. Kinda like those who say ‘God is great’ or ‘God willing’at end of every declarative sentence. But now that I think about it maybe a good thing not thinking. ‘Corporate willing’

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    Thehag  almost 10 years ago

    Laughed at this one as it too makes me cringe along with a couple of other phrases that are over used. And there is the problem…over use. Reading the comments I will do my best to strike “no problem” from my responses. Sometimes, strangely enough, in certain context’ “your welcome” sounds overly formal.

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    Number Three  almost 10 years ago

    Get over it, Rat.


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    vwdualnomand  almost 10 years ago

    another group of people thrown off a cliff should be “i’m not an expert…”

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    cupertino jay  almost 10 years ago

    am i the only reader amazed how rat picks up, carries uphill, and so easily chucks the fat slob? fame awaits:

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    Sisyphos  almost 10 years ago

    And another Neighbor Bob bites the dust! (Or, bites a pile lemmings, if you believe that he was tossed over the same cliff.) Rat does what so many of us dream of doing….

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    heatherjasper  almost 10 years ago

    Rat is sort of like a wayward guardian, like that creepy neighbor in the neighborhood watch with the How I Met Your Mother obsession.

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    rjvjelly  almost 10 years ago

    back in the day hate it

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    chipscount  almost 10 years ago

    Is that right? Well, to be totally honest, its all good, because at the end of the day, it totally is what it is. that’s awesome, baby! Anyway, that’s what we said back in the day. LOL people!

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    chollacat Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Bill Belichick

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    foxsinger Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    How about adding “I feel you” to the list

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    codedaddy  almost 10 years ago

    A relative of “It is what it is” is “Que sera, sera”.

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    claire de la lune.  almost 10 years ago

    What does Rat think of hashtags?

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    awgiedawgie Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Also add “Git r done” to the list. And anyone who misuses the word “literally”.

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    Amanda Reckonwith  almost 8 years ago

    I must have started reading PBS from the beginning a few months after you did, because your comments are always a few months before I read them, and we’re always the last one. Ever wonder if anyone ever read them for the older strips? I read them enough to do some research on who the heck Eris was and after finding out I think it’s funny that you ‘Hail’ her all the time

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    jackproarty  about 6 years ago

    His week just got worse

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    william.keisler  over 5 years ago

    Well neighbor bob, it is what it is…

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    Die Barney  over 3 years ago

    I like that expression, but I never use it.

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    No One in Particular  almost 2 years ago

    Well, it is what it i – crack

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    Snuffles [Previously Helikitty]   over 1 year ago

    You go, Rat!

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