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No. 376: Nancy Understands Punctuation

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Nancy Understands Punctuation

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Strip by: KelpTheGreat

Nancy: {reading a text} "On days when you're not training, try visualizing eating healthy and getting enough sleep."
{Nancy is staying up late and eating junk food, while she visualizes herself eating healthy and getting enough sleep.}

The author writes:

Possible interpretations of the original strip:

  1. Nancy doesn't understand punctuation, and is doing what she thinks her coach actually wants her to do.
  2. Nancy understands punctuation, but is feigning ignorance so she can behave as she likes.

Possible interpretations of my edit:

  1. Nancy understands punctuation, and is teaching a lesson on its importance to her coach by literally following her instructions.

So all I've really done here is eliminated any room for alternate interpretations, kept the joke intact, and made it even more in line with Nancy's character.* Win-win-win.

*The part of her character that is snarky and self-serving. I don't think being eager to teach others lessons in grammar is part of her character.

Original Nancy strip: 2019-05-10.