Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for March 09, 2023

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    BasilBruce  7 months ago

    Maybe Rat was talking about “flatterizing” people with a steamroller if they didn’t do everything he said.

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    BE THIS GUY  7 months ago

    Hopefully, a gullible genius.

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    leopardglily  7 months ago

    Goat, should you really be asking Rat this question?

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    TampaFanatic1  7 months ago

    While I like Goat, he tends to be a glutton for punishment. Hey Pastis, where have Zebra and Larry and croc family been?

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    Bilan  7 months ago

    According to the Urban Dictionary and a few others, Flatterize is a word.

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    ronaldspence  7 months ago

    Rat knows how to get his goat!

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    GROG Premium Member 7 months ago

    You’ve just been flatterized.

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    scote1379 Premium Member 7 months ago

    Shouldn’t it be Snarkerize ?

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    Going to upgrade to a new name soon! Premium Member 7 months ago

    We meet “corrector’s” online here, rude people

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    iggyman  7 months ago

    Flatterize is leaving the air out of a tire?

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    Owhatadoc Premium Member 7 months ago

    Ahh… I see what you did there! Pastis, you’re so clever. :^)

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    jel354  7 months ago

    Rat actually praising Goat is something new.

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    ekw555  7 months ago

    I was thinking flattening them.

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    Ellis97  7 months ago

    Rat just loves to give false hope, doesn’t he?

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    uniquename  7 months ago

    Sounds like a lot of Flatulence.

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    Procat Premium Member 7 months ago

    Goat should be wearing a badge, as he is now a member of the grammar police.

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    Zebrastripes  7 months ago

    …and so RAT begins his manipulation of Goat!

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    Upton O'Goode  7 months ago

    Rattus Machiavelli Rattus, that’s Rat’s full name.

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    Eristic  7 months ago

    Flatterize: 1. Ancient stellar process resulting in the formation of many planets including Earth. 2. Congenital perceptual deformity of those subscribing to definition 1.

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    rshive  7 months ago

    How flatterizing!

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    Radish the wordsmith Premium Member 7 months ago

    The secret is to not argue with fools.

    I disagree.

    You are correct.

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    snowedin, now known as Missy's mom Premium Member 7 months ago

    Sarcasm 101. Room 214.

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    zeexenon  7 months ago

    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).

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    Flatworm  7 months ago

    I prefer to intimidationalize them.

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    Lola85 Premium Member 7 months ago

    Maybe he should “conversate” with them before “flatterizing” them. (Auto correct didn’t like what I did here).

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member 7 months ago

    I remember Moe in the 3 Stooges saying “I’m gonna murderalize you.”

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 7 months ago

    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:

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 7 months ago

    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).

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    brianbattuello Premium Member 7 months ago

    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?

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    Sisyphos  7 months ago

    Oh, you clever Rat! Rat lured Goat straight into that one….

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    timothy6522  7 months ago

    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.

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    Katje  7 months ago

    Someone deserves to be flattened…

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    comicalstart  7 months ago

    Episode 243

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    SoulDigester  6 months ago

    I would take manipulation over insult any day… I prefer politeness over unnecessary sincerity

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