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July 25, 2007


Filed under: Bill Bickel, cars, CIDU, comic strips, comics, F-Minus, German, humor — Cidu Bill @ 12:02 am



  1. Must be a toy BMW he’s playing with.

    Comment by Molly — July 25, 2007 @ 2:39 am

  2. My newspaper just added F-minus, and I’m concerned that everyone of them will wind up as CIDU. It might be more effective to assume that F-minus doesn’t make sense, and only post the ones that do.

    Comment by David Skaar — July 25, 2007 @ 9:40 am

  3. I like F-Minus, more for facial expressions (mostly eyebrows) than content, and it’s a hell of a lot better than Brevity.

    As for this strip, ya, I assume his toy car is some kind of Volkswagon. Evidently the kid is some kind of prodigy who can read the German copyright on the toy.

    Comment by Rasheed — July 25, 2007 @ 10:13 am

  4. I think it has to do with German seemingly made up of ran-together words that don’t make sense to the English speaker. The Mom is too stoopid to know that these are just made up baby talk. So she proudly assumes her child is a prodigy who’s learning German all by himself.

    Comment by Its justme — July 25, 2007 @ 11:27 am

  5. I agree with David (2). It’s not supposed to make any sense. I like that aspect of F-Minus, and this is a good one.

    (longtime lurker, first-time poster!)

    Comment by Lapsed Librarian — July 25, 2007 @ 6:51 pm

  6. This is funny. It’s a commentary on our school system not teaching English effectively when the Germans have to learn English from grade school. Bravo!

    Comment by trainmaster01 — July 26, 2007 @ 12:00 am

  7. How can a toddler’s speech be a commentary on our school system?

    Comment by Powers — July 26, 2007 @ 7:04 am

  8. Maybe she’s been showing him Baby Einstein DVDs. (They’re multilingual, in case you didn’t know.)

    Comment by Amberosia — July 26, 2007 @ 9:32 am

  9. No one made the connection with foul language? He says “@#$%” but we don’t know where he picked it up. BTW, I love F-Minus almost as much as Zippy 🙂

    Comment by Kit — August 6, 2007 @ 5:53 pm

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