A Lesson In Latin

content-1.php 15-14-09As you may have noticed, yesterday’s strip included a bit of Latin as Dustin travels to Rome with Megan’s high school Latin club all this week and the next.

Trouble is, I got it wrong.

A reader gently let us know that “noscere vos” means “to recognize you all” and not “nice to meet you.”

Our reader, by the way, is not just any reader, but Dr. Edward “Ted” Zarrow, a Latin teacher from Massachusetts, who just so happens to be the 2016 National Foreign Language Teacher of the Year.

Our Daily Mental Smackdown Cage Match

Each day I sit behind a drawing table and a Cintiq display way longer than is probably considered normal or healthy for your average 55-year-old male. You probably wouldn’t know it if you were to peek in the window and see me sitting there scratching my backside, but during most of my 10-hour days, I am pinned to the mat in a mental smackdown cage match — wrestling a tag-team of deadlines, the eternal verities, making four or more comic panels fun to look at, and how to onomatopoetically spell the exact sound an open-faced peanut butter sandwich makes when dropped on the floor (it’s papfft, BTW).