Precluded

Today’s Calvin and Hobbes:

Calvin is often recognizably a little boy — as when he’s engaging in his Spaceman Spiff fantasies, for example. But sometimes his awareness, and his vocabulary as well, is decidedly adult. In earlier strips, he’s engaged in art criticism, and here he (correctly) uses the word precluded (something that Ruthie of One Big Happy would never do). On the other hand, he forgets that the Serengeti is in Africa, and you can’t get to Africa by land from the U.S.

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