OK, yes…. a loooooong mission for Isobelle – but at least it’ll be first class all the way.
Just so you know Qantas does not have a U!
Tsk…the Evil Muppet just wants the free miles I bet!
I must say they always treated me well, including parting a sea of people for me when I was one of the few people not returning to Japan. Even got an upgrade to a luxury seat on the flight to and from. Solo plane travel is the way to go! 😀
By adding the U, our wise cartoonist here prevents possible lawsuits!
And what do you expect from a Marketing Imp? The goal is unimportant. What is important is getting as many free comps on the way as you can, and then some.
Psst, there should be a question mark after “Central America” in panel 3.
Oh, Isobelle. Why are you even surprised? Heehee.
@Swingwombat – Oh the arguments we had about the missing “u.”
I said (as previously stated) there are legal ramifications that totally justify such a perceived error, but also, it would phonetically make sense in terms of the reading. And after all, it DOES make more sense since you pronounce it Kwantas. Without the “u” technically it would be Kantas…. which makes no sense at all and is underscored by the nation of Qatar.
Court argued that we should do it properly and hang the legal ramifications. He argued that the Canadian city of Quebec is pronounced Kebec and if you pronounce it with the “u” any self-respecting French Canadian would punch you in the face.
Irked by the further bastardization of my mother tongue, I held strong.
I also pointed out that French Speakers usually ran away from fights…. NOT BECAUSE THE WHOLE SURRENDERING THING IN WWII…. that would be an obvious gag and offensive to our French-type readers. No…. because those people are lovers not fighters and would be more likely to plant a big wet kiss on my face than a fist. (Little known fact, this is where we get the term French Kiss from. Look it up.)
And for the record, I am totally open to being vigorously kissed by a French lover-type. I won’t judge. Even if that French person is a man. As long as that man is a woman…. and pretty much has been since birth.
But anyway….. to cut a long story short, he was dead all along and really just a ghost himself.
I hope that clears things up.
Wouldn’t be saying that to a Frenchman who was part of the Underground in WWII, Dale. I know one and old as he is, he’d probably still come out swinging and pissed.
Extreme circumstances produce extreme reactions. I feel confident in predicting that without WWII, said gentleman would have leaned more towards the loving side of his nature.
@Dale I understand about the legal stuff. Your choice all good.
However on the reason for the spelling is that it was originally an acronym for Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services. So the u is implied for us aussies.
Love the strip btw. Been reading from day one.
@Swingwombat – Awesome that you’re one of our long time readers. Through the power of deductive reasoning, I suspected you might well be one of my colonial cousins. 😀
Between the two of them, I’m wondering who the real problem child is here……
You can tell Isobelle’s thinking “I don’t paid enough for this crap.”
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