Maybe Rat was talking about “flatterizing” people with a steamroller if they didn’t do everything he said.
Hopefully, a gullible genius.
Goat, should you really be asking Rat this question?
While I like Goat, he tends to be a glutton for punishment. Hey Pastis, where have Zebra and Larry and croc family been?
According to the Urban Dictionary and a few others, Flatterize is a word.
Rat knows how to get his goat!
You’ve just been flatterized.
Shouldn’t it be Snarkerize ?
We meet “corrector’s” online here, rude people
Flatterize is leaving the air out of a tire?
Ahh… I see what you did there! Pastis, you’re so clever. :^)
Rat actually praising Goat is something new.
I was thinking flattening them.
Rat just loves to give false hope, doesn’t he?
Sounds like a lot of Flatulence.
Goat should be wearing a badge, as he is now a member of the grammar police.
…and so RAT begins his manipulation of Goat!
Rattus Machiavelli Rattus, that’s Rat’s full name.
Flatterize: 1. Ancient stellar process resulting in the formation of many planets including Earth. 2. Congenital perceptual deformity of those subscribing to definition 1.
The secret is to not argue with fools.
You are correct.
Sarcasm 101. Room 214.
Think Marketing advertisements, boys. The latest example is YouTube. Way more ads per minute than anywhere else I know of (including participles at end of sentences).
I prefer to intimidationalize them.
Maybe he should “conversate” with them before “flatterizing” them. (Auto correct didn’t like what I did here).
I remember Moe in the 3 Stooges saying “I’m gonna murderalize you.”
Kansas is literally flatter than a pancake, as described by this research, which found the pancake to have flatness of 0.957, compared to 0.9997 for Kansas:
Here they are illustrated at the same scale:
It’s possible to convert a noun to an adjective by adding a suffix like “-ic” or “-ous” to it (angelic, joyous).
It’s possible to convert an adjective to a noun by adding a suffix like “-ness”, “-ity”, “-ence”, or “-ment” to it (kindness, sincerity, independence, merriment).
It’s possible to get too carried away with this (nauseousness = nausea).
Language notwithstanding, did you notice how Stephan dipped Rat’s nose a millimeter just to prove he didn’t copy and paste all three panels?
Oh, you clever Rat! Rat lured Goat straight into that one….
A fun game to play with comics is when you are reading the strip, at what point do you imagine a “triggered” or “woke” person will become activated!!!
For example, at the end of panel #2, I thought maybe.
Someone deserves to be flattened…
I would take manipulation over insult any day… I prefer politeness over unnecessary sincerity