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    That's funny, she seems normal to me

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    I would like to know the meaning of "That's funny, she seems normal to me."

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    Re: That's funny, she seems normal to me

    He thinks vegetarians are abnormal.

    To me, this cartoon series is never more than mildly amusing, and is occasionally offensive - as here.

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    Re: That's funny, she seems normal to me

    Shall I be suitably offended, on behalf of all the vegetarians in the world? (I'm not remotely offended but I'll try if you like!)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: That's funny, she seems normal to me

    I think you're misreading the joke.

    The joke isn't that he thinks vegetarians are abnormal, but rather that he doesn't know what a vegetarian really is. He thinks it describes a condition or situation or some such. Such naivety is a key theme in the strip. It frequently ends up making the grumpy old neighbor even more irritated.
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    Re: That's funny, she seems normal to me

    When he was six or seven, my son expressed concern for a friend who he'd been told was vegetarian. He asked, "Will she get better?"
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