If you are a big Pearls Before Swine fan like me [i really am – i met him once and introduced him to my most famous of stuffed dolphins, No_bob], then you will know how much he likes to

on occasion mess with the newspaper editors, other cartoonists and people in general really.

But i think he has a hard spot [like a soft spot, but harder and with more prickly edges] for the censorship board and often tries to sneak naughty words, sayings and innuendos in that just about make it through. And then parody the fact that he has done hat in a brilliant stroke of misdirected genius to make them somehow think they have won, while he has once again made us think of naughty words, sayings and innuendos. Well played, Steph!

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[For a previous mess-with-the-censors Pearls strip, click here]

[For a weak French-themed pun infested Pearls before Swine strip, click here]