Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for September 25, 2021

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    BE THIS GUY  4 months ago

    “I apologize if you were offended by what I said because you shouldn’t have been.”

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 4 months ago

    Rat is a born politician.

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    blunebottle  4 months ago

    Some use a good back hand delivery…

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  4 months ago

    No kidding

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    Lightpainter  4 months ago

    So he has no control over his mouth? Hmm…….

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    BasilBruce  4 months ago

    “He who laughs when things go wrong has just thought of someone he can blame it on.” —Benny Hill

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    Concretionist  4 months ago

    MANY apologies are of the form “I’m sorry you feel that way”, though the cleverest of them are somewhat hidden by the speaker. Put into a more realistic context, Rat would be saying "I’m sorry I spoke that way, but (it’s not my fault because) I was really upset at the time.

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    Wilde Bill  4 months ago

    With Rat you have to take what you can get.

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    TampaFanatic1  4 months ago

    Hey Rat: to quote the late Senator Lloyd Bentsen to Senator Dan Quayle in a debate: “You’re no Jack Kennedy”.

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    ronaldspence  4 months ago

    Well Goat, it’s a start

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    AndreasMartin  4 months ago

    Next in Sesame Street: the mouth can do excuses too. But it’s difficult.

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    iggyman  4 months ago

    Some folks let their mouth overload their a** in a manner of speaking!

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    juicebruce  4 months ago

    Your mouth is writing checks your body can’t cash ….

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    John Smith  4 months ago

    Saying “I’m sorry” and “I apologize” mean the same thing.

    Unless you’re at a funeral.

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    ozmodiar  4 months ago

    “I didn’t lie. I was writing fiction with my mouth”

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    Ellis97  4 months ago

    Rat literally can’t apologize.

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    Ichabod Ferguson  4 months ago

    I ran my mouth off a bit too much, oh, what did I say? Well, you just laughed it off and it was all okay

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    Cary Rodda Premium Member 4 months ago

    Lots of that going around these days.

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    Bookworm  4 months ago

    My favorite non-apology these days: “I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to offend you. It was just a bonus.”

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    SusieB  4 months ago

    That’s as good as you’re gonna get from Rat.

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    Zebrastripes  4 months ago

    Some have a hard time admitting they’re wrong…

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  4 months ago

    If this weren’t Rat, I’d say half an apology is better than none.

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    raybarb44  4 months ago

    With him, just saying what he said, was probably the best apology that he can give. It is the thought and sentiment that count. Just accept it and go on with life…..

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    CaveCat87  4 months ago

    That’s what TVTropes refers to as a Backhanded Apology.

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    Goat from PBS  4 months ago

    Probably as close to an “I’m sorry” as I’m gonna get from Rat.

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    rockwood2002  4 months ago

    we need more Guard Duck

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    InuYugiHakusho  4 months ago

    With Rat, you take whatever you can get.

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    zeexenon  4 months ago

    It’s kind of like wife’s talking-muscle memory.

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    christelisbetty  4 months ago

    I am sssssssssssssssssssssssss — Arthur Fonzerelli – (Hmmm Arthur…Art…Rat is Art inside out!)

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    Someone coined the phrase “nonpology”.

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    The Brooklyn Accent  4 months ago

    “Well, then, bring your mouth this way.

    I’ll find it something it can say."

    —Theodore Seuss Geisel (RIP)

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    ChessPirate  4 months ago

    “I’m gonna give it a good talking to…”

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    Squoop Premium Member 4 months ago

    As for how this relates to yesterday’s strip, an apology can only change the past if it’s sincere.

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    eddi_tbh  4 months ago

    “I regret I upset anyone who is easily upset.”

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    WCraft Premium Member 4 months ago

    “ but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.” Holy Bible

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    Sisyphos  4 months ago

    Why bother, Rat? We all know any apology from you is going to be insincere….

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    Ukko wilko  4 months ago

    Actually, he was talking out his rear end. His mouth knew better.

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    Ceeg22 Premium Member 4 months ago

    I’m sorry if you were offended by what I said

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