Did you study your penultimates and antipenultimates?

Yesterday, today and tomorrow… well … sort of…

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  1. DAJL says:

    Yes, but which day should take the accent???

  2. John Enright says:

    Sorry, Father, but I still don’t get this. Am I dense?

  3. Christopher says:

    Thanks to A series of unfortunate events, I lol’d hysterically

  4. Anonymous says:

    It’s great to have some humor. In todays world, we are so much in need of it.

  5. supertradmom says:

    Great humor. Are we not tired of all the superficially happy and motivational posters seen everywhere in the ’80s and ’90s? Love the chickens.

  6. Art says:

    Here is a cure for those motivational posters:


  7. Tim O'Donnell says:

    I have 2 questions about this post.

    My penultimate question is: regarding the second panel of the cartoon, isn’t today (as opposed ot yesterday) the last day of your life so far?

    My ultimate question is: which is the proper spelling, antipenultimate or antepenultimate?

    [These are both meant as rhetorical questions] :-)

  8. Megan says:

    Tim, I believe it’s spelled “antepenultimate” :) This cartoon made me very happy.

  9. I have studied my “penultimates” and “antepenultimates”, which is why I know that it is spelled with an “e” and not an “i”. If you mean “before” (as here) it’s “ante”; if you mean “opposite” it’s “anti”.


  10. Corleone says:

    I LOVE this. Cliches are like grande facades in front of straw huts.

  11. Postumus says:

    John: Yes.

  12. Creagh says:

    Thanks for the post Art, I am still laughing

  13. Benedicamus says:

    Funny cartoon, thanks for posting!

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