Ozy And Millie

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Notes: Small white-out dialog correction in the first panel. Pencilled note in bottom margin: “Time to ‘have the talk’ / ‘You’re engated to a _______’ / ‘Okay, I really didn’t see that coming.'”

  19 comments for “Ozy And Millie

  1. Marigold?!?!??? Also shouldn’t be “5p” instead of “5c” if it’s across the atlantic?

      • Well, five pence (I presume that was the “p”) would have been appropriate for a certain region across the pond from the Americas, if I’m not mistaken.

        And O&M takes place in America.

        • I’m pretty sure it doesn’t. They have to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in class, the parodies are almost exclusively of American politics, and we know that they’re protected by the American constitution (see the part where Avery wanted to buy a bazooka because he’d learned he had Second Amendment rights). Is there some Word of God that I’m missing? Because otherwise, it doesn’t make any sense that you’d say that.

    • It could be a Scrooge McDuck reference – Scrooge earned his famous Number One Dime as a shoe-shine boy in his native Scotland. I believe there’s a complicated story as to *why* he was given a dime in Scotland, though.

  2. Anyone else have songs by AMERICA going through their heads? Substitute “dragon” for “eagle” and the song is a perfect fit.

  3. Considering the nature of most characters wardrobe in this strip, I’d say shoe shiners in that world often go for months, if not years without any business.

  4. Regarding the note in the margin, engated seems to be a Hindi word, but I’m not sure English has a word for whatever it is.

    • Either a mistake by the author, or he was in America in 1776. The earliest presidents were also born British, remember.

      • Actually, all the Presidents were American born.

        Some were born as British *subjects*, but they were born here. 7@=e

  5. Also, shoes seem to be rather uncommon in this universe.

    (btw, the sign should have read ‘Boots Blacked’, rather than ‘Shoe Shine’, in that time and place)… 7@=e

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