Today’s Pearls Before Swine, with an absurd portmanteau:

That’s disappoint(ed) + optimist. Though (like Goat) I wonder how you could maintain optimism in the face of constant disappointment. Note that Rat says he’s optimistic Goat will get smarter — but since Rat is always disappointed, we expect that Goat will not in fact come to understand disappoptimism.

One Response to “disappoptimist”

  1. Robert Coren Says:

    …and that Rat knows that full well; in fact he’s probably *hoping* to be disappointed.

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