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No. 1514: Reunion

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Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1514

Strip by: Sir Bacon

Thom: Did you bring your wife to the reunion Arbuckle?
Jon: I do not.
Thom: Girlfriend?
Jon: No, I'm a cat.
Thom: {turning around to the rest of the room} Hey! Arbuckle was a cat!
Garfield: I feel enmity.

The author writes:

Before you think I've gone off the deep end, assuming it's not already too late, there's actually a(n interesting?) backstory to this strip.

You see, I was going through the SRoMG archives, and came across #1374. Then one thing led to another and long story short I found myself on a Hungarian forum, where people were posting Garfield comics with translated Hungarian transcriptions. Google Translate was kind enough to translate much of the site for me, although some of it turned out similar to Engrish (Hungrish, maybe?), and I couldn't help but notice what the recursive translation did for this strip in particular. Instead of bringing his cat, in the transcription Jon somehow became a cat himself.

The rest of the story can pretty much be summed up as compulsory sromging. That is, I felt a primal need to turn my discovery into an actual SRoMG.

[[Original strip: 1992-09-03.]]

Original strip: 1992-09-03.