Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for April 09, 2015

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    Sherlock Watson  about 9 years ago

    I guess that’s why they call it the blues.

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    Templo S.U.D.  about 9 years ago

    One of my favorite songs that deals with apologies is John Denver’s “I’m Sorry.”

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    blunebottle  about 9 years ago

    I was going to say….how is it that she can talk with no mouth- then I looked back and realised….Pastis hardly ever draws mouths on anybody. Except Pig, when he’s excited.

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    alviebird  about 9 years ago

    Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

    Something ventured, still nothing gained.

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    Proginoskes  about 9 years ago

    I bet this shows up at CIDU.

    The definition of otolaryngology doesn’t help: the study of diseases of the ear and throat. Maybe it was Goat’s word at a spelling bee?

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    Alexander the Good Enough  about 9 years ago

    OtoRHINOlaryngology! ENT for short.

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    Sisyphos  about 9 years ago

    Goat is too sagacious, and not nearly musical enough. It is his fate.

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    phylum  about 9 years ago

    that line only worked for me once.. and it was a disappointing were lucky goat..

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    Johnnie Polo Premium Member about 9 years ago

    I always thought it was pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

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    Dhrun  about 9 years ago

    That’s not a hard word, THAT’s a hard word: Otorhinolaryngologie (German)

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    phylum  about 9 years ago

    supercalifragilisticexpieladotious even though the sound of it is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis…

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    eddie6192  about 9 years ago

    Boy, she disappeared fast…..I wonder if it was Paris’ dialogue, or because he just smells like a goat?

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    JD_Rhoades  about 9 years ago

    Actually, I thought that was kind of clever.

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    whiteheron  about 9 years ago

    Well, she could have told him“Mind Your Own Business”.

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    Kaputnik  about 9 years ago

    Hey, if she’d liked it, she would have been just the woman for him.

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    Carl Rennhack Premium Member about 9 years ago

    Perhaps the woman suffers from sesquipedalophobia!

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    admwrlk Premium Member about 9 years ago

    Too hilarious, I’m an Otolaryngologist, son of an Otolaryngologist. In the 70’s dad thought the US was ready , if people know what an Orthopedist and and Pediatrician and an Ophthalmologist is , they can certainly learn Otolaryngology. Wrong! had to change the name of the practice from Local Otolaryngology to Local ENT a few years ago. The people answering the on call line at night, who then paged us, couldn’t say it either. They would answer the phone " Local Otolalogology " or something equally embarrassing. Sometime in the 70’s my mom was in Canada getting her hair done and the stylist asked what her husband does, mom replied " he’s and ear nose and throat doctor" to which the stylist replied " up here we call them Otolaryngologists".

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    corzak  about 9 years ago

    It’s disturbing what insidious cultists Otolaryngologists are. They’re always trying to get inside your head.

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    Vonne Anton  about 9 years ago

    Auto Larry on Call Oh Gee…the belief that it’s awesome for Lawrence’s car to be next in line? Do I get a Pastis Award?

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    kaffekup   about 9 years ago

    “So, what would you like to hear next?”“The Sound of Silence.”“Nice talking to you, so long.”

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    Gokie5  about 9 years ago

    When I was working for Voc Rehab I realized that I had been mispronouncing “ophthalmologist.” It’s not “OP-thal-mahl-oh-jist,” it’s “AHFF-thal-mahl-oh-jist.” When people pronounce it wrong (which nearly everyone does), I just grit my teeth and think, “Nnng!”

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    Gokie5  about 9 years ago

    The dictionary I Googled allowed the “OP” version, but the “AHFF” version was preferred. The “OP,” of course, reflects usage, not correctness.

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    abbybookcase  about 9 years ago

    best apology song christine lavin—regretting what i said to you……very long title.ending with—i’m sorry forgive me but i’m still mad at you

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    Timothy Madigan Premium Member about 9 years ago

    that was just sad, so sad.

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    Number Three  about 9 years ago

    Goat should look at some welsh names.Those are difficult to pronounce!xxx

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    rgcviper  about 9 years ago

    Darn—you took the word outta my keyboard.

    Or maybe it’s antidisestablishmentariunism?

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    landsky  about 9 years ago

    oh, that’s just a worthless point.

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    Adamantius  about 9 years ago

    I could have bene worse too

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    Nightlasher  about 9 years ago

    oh-toh-lar-ing-gol-uh-jee, by my dictionary.

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    BOSFLASH  over 5 years ago

    She gave him an earful.

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    Dragongirl55  over 3 years ago

    I’d personally find Goat’s line hilarious, but maybe that’s just me.

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    alantain  11 months ago

    I find cimmonan… cimmanon… cinammon hard to say.

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