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    You get the helium,too.

    I would like to know the meaning of the next sentence.
    You get the helium,too.



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    Re: You get the helium,too.

    Cute comic strip.
    It means that if the young girl had paid Dennis the dollar for the premium service, her balloon would still be whole and the helium would be inside.

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    Re: You get the helium,too.

    Not all balloons are filled with helium, but ones that get stuck on lamp-posts tend to be.

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    PS A trivial point; he doesn't look like Dennis to me. Dennis has black hair - improbably spikey, in the days before hair-gel. Maybe this is Dennis in his younger years, or Dennis's little brother or something
    PPS Aha. 'Dollar'/'dime'. Perhaps he was redesigned for the US market.
    Last edited by BobK; 11-Dec-2011 at 18:08. Reason: Added PPS

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    Re: You get the helium,too.

    I think it's an American/British thing.

    Dennis Mitchell - a precocious but lovable, freckle-faced five-and-a-half-year-old boy with a famous blond cowlick and a penchant for mischief.

    Dennis the Menace (U.S.) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: You get the helium,too.

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Not all balloons are filled with helium, but ones that get stuck on lamp-posts tend to be.

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    PS A trivial point; he doesn't look like Dennis to me. Dennis has black hair - improbably spikey, in the days before hair-gel. Maybe this is Dennis in his younger years, or Dennis's little brother or something
    PPS Aha. 'Dollar'/'dime'. Perhaps he was redesigned for the US market.
    One truly does learn something new every day! I never knew that the UK had their own Dennis the Menace, who looks nothing like the blond American scamp of the same name. (Oh, and who debuted a mere five days before his British cousin.)

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    Re: You get the helium,too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    One truly does learn something new every day! I never knew that the UK had their own Dennis the Menace, who looks nothing like the blond American scamp of the same name. (Oh, and who debuted a mere five days before his British cousin.)
    Hoist with my own petard - my 'redesigned' must have seemed very irksome for some readers - apologies

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    Re: You get the helium,too.

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Hoist with my own petard - my 'redesigned' must have seemed very irksome for some readers - apologies

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    Apologies ? Are you kidding? I was thrilled to learn that UK Dennis was a dark-haired kid. Like Ouisch said, you learn something new every day.

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