Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Do I? I don't either

This doesn't work:
Baldo asks 'Do I smell food?' Gracie says 'No' Baldo says 'I don't either'
Baldo asks if he smells food; Gracie says "No." Baldo cannot then say "I don't either." Either? Either than who? Himself! No! That's not how "either" works.

That last speech balloon should be pointing at Gracie, like the top one is, or it should have different words in it. In fact, it doesn't need to be there, since the next panel has the joke (such as it is): Gracie eating cereal and saying "This happened yesterday, too."

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At 3:14 PM, May 30, 2013 Anonymous Mark P had this to say...

The strip obviously was aiming at the snarky usage often seen in blogs, but of course Baldo should have asked "Do you smell ..." And then he could have said, "Me neither," and it would have made sense.

At 3:39 PM, May 30, 2013 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

Exactly. "Do you smell..." would have worked. This just doesn't.


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