Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for August 19, 2023

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    BE THIS GUY  11 months ago

    Goat has to find other people with to converse.

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    BasilBruce  11 months ago

    However, neither he nor Pig has any class.

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    ronaldspence  11 months ago

    The principal is your pal, too bad Goat didn’t write the question out for you Pig…

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    win.45mag  11 months ago

    pigs principles to live by are," love me" and," more cheese"

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    carlsonbob  11 months ago

    Yes, spelling IS important!

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    DangerBunny  11 months ago

    Is Pig"s principal is gathering interest? I wouldn’t bank on it.

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    Zykoic  11 months ago

    That is the princiPAL.

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    _lounger_  11 months ago

    my responses are limited, you must ask the right questions

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    Doug K  11 months ago

    When my parents moved into town, the principal from when I was in elementary school became their neighbor.

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    Gent  11 months ago

    High school Principal eh. Big deal Pig. Me is has college Professor near by.

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    Doug K  11 months ago

    This is not all Pig’s fault. Even though Goat didn’t mean it the way Pig took it, by the sound of goat’s question, Pig’s answer really does (or at least can) make sense.

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    Little Caesar  11 months ago

    “Never complicate your life unnecessarily.”

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    MichaelAxelFleming  11 months ago

    Pig didn’t notice that Goat said “principles” and not “principals.” You would think that he would have seen that in the cartoon balloon.

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    Imagine  11 months ago

    I think Pig makes conversation much more interesting and fun. Who wants conventional conversation?

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    josballard  11 months ago

    Just yesterday, some “reporter” used the wrong form of the word in a news story about teachers leaving the profession. I hope she hired one.

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    iggyman  11 months ago

    Pig has a point! Goat should have said not Principals!

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    iggyman  11 months ago

    Gotta love Pig’s logic!

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    hitman4cookies  11 months ago

    Goat! Don’t ask Fat that question. You’ll like that answer even less.

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    James Wolfenstein  11 months ago

    I have a principle I live by. When someone tries to engage me into wasting my time on a meaningless “pretending-to-be transcendental” conversation, I give ridiculous answers to make the conversation difficult :D

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    Ellis97  11 months ago

    Homophones can be so difficult when trying to converse.

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    phritzg Premium Member 11 months ago

    Now give Pig a punctuation test. Ask him if he knows the difference between “teacher’s pet” and “teachers pet”.

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  11 months ago

    That would be a principal, not a principle.

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 11 months ago

    Some sour apples nit picking ninny will whine about using the same image for all three panels and simply changing the conversation bubbles in 3… 2…

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 11 months ago

    The Count knew a guy who was married to one of those (female) and in the divorce proceedings found out she had none at all. Tru Dat ;)

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    Zebrastripes  11 months ago

    PIG lives in LaLa land, so no use in talking to him!

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    well-i-never  11 months ago

    Yes, one is to always say, “Principles by which I live.”

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    kaycstamper  11 months ago

    Ohh, groan…

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    sleepyhead  11 months ago

    “Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them… well, I have others.” – Groucho Marx

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    Goat from PBS  11 months ago

    I need smarter friends… or to hang out with Zebra more. I did that a lot in the past, but recently, not so much.

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    rshive  11 months ago

    I lived in a small town once where our principal had a farm in the next county. Would’ve been hard to live by him.

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    klapre  11 months ago

    Like many of the people who leave comments on these pages.

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    mindjob  11 months ago

    Ted Baxter heard it from a White Horse Souse

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    gigi20  11 months ago

    When I was in high school in a snow-belt region, the Superintendent of schools lived next door. The boys in my class were always volunteering me to shovel more snow on his driveway so he would cancel school!

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    snowedin, now known as Missy's mom  11 months ago

    LMAO! Great strip!

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    Kveldulf  11 months ago

    Do politicians in Washington have principols?

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    gregcomn  11 months ago

    Ahh, the old principle versus principal distinction. . . .

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    LaughterIsJoyMuliplied  11 months ago

    I tried to imagine a conversation with Pastis and my mind….

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    stamps  11 months ago

    What if the principal is unprincipled?

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    Maswartz  11 months ago

    How do you not know that by now Goat?

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    zeexenon  11 months ago

    Our spoken language must include a spell checker. Maybe AI will accomplish this.

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    prrdh  11 months ago

    Mine are:

    1. It’s a very poor truth that has only one set of clothes.

    2. It isn’t that simple.


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    liberalnlovinit  11 months ago

    Remember, the Principal is your PAL…

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    willie_mctell  11 months ago

    The principal is your pal.

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    fulcherdavidl  11 months ago

    Go Pig!

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    Tom Toro creator 11 months ago

    Pig: not the crispiest bacon on the plate.

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    wildlandwaters  11 months ago

    I guess since pig couldn’t read goat’s balloon, his answer kinda makes sense…sorta…

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    Yontrop  11 months ago

    Pig, it’s “principal”, because he’s your pal… in case no one has already said that.

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    elgrecousa Premium Member 11 months ago

    Another Pastis trademark.

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    DaBump Premium Member 11 months ago

    This was terrible. But I laughed and LIKEd it anyway.

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    PaintTheDust  11 months ago

    Pore spelling.

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    John W. Vinson Premium Member 11 months ago

    Old principals never die they just lose their faculties. But then, old teachers never die, they just lose their principles!

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 11 months ago

    Today’s artwork stunning in its subtle variety.

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    Sisyphos  11 months ago

    Ambiguity is inevitable when Pig doesn’t bother to read the speech balloons….

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    Chris  11 months ago

    it took you this long to figure that out.

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    sperry532  11 months ago

    Oh, to have a friend like Pig.

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    zenyattafan  11 months ago

    Unfortunately, this gag will fly completely over the heads of the illiterates who don’t know when to use “principal” and when to use “principle.”

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    LrdSlvrhnd  11 months ago

    Is his name Charles, by chance?

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    Ceeg22 Premium Member 11 months ago

    I’d do it on purpose if I had to spend time talking to Goat

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