Tough talk

The most recent One Big Happy:

A not uncommon theme in strips with kid characters: the kid who’s learned how to “do” characters, mimicking styles and registers, prosodies, jargon, and so on. They practice from a very early age, talking in imaginative play in imitations of motherese, for instance.

Here, Ruthie does Tough Cop, except for the panel 3 side business in her own voice, with her own opinions (the soothing raisins are a nice touch).

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