Mynarski Forest Official Vintage Archive
This traditional advice about bullying has fallen somewhat into disrepute in recent times as self-esteem issues have gained greater recognition; sometime words really do hurt. Skippy's pain is a little more litteral in this case than most people's though.
This strip proved to be a useful bridge between the preceding storyline and the next one. Skippy's careless admission in the last strip provides plenty of ammunition for Boofer to use against him and propels the plot in a dangerous new direction.
It also provides Skippy and Liska with a free dictionary just in case they ever have to look anything up in the future...