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If you aren't useless, you're a tool.

I don’t know if I’ve ever had to paste a smile onto Cathy before. I guess I had to let her win at least one argument.

I’m not sure she found exactly what she was looking for, though. The different uses of “use” are distinguished from each other subtly enough that it’s not a really good example of what she was assigned to find. Perhaps Abby is just playing along, knowing that Cathy will still suffer in the end.

Or maybe Cathy just made up the assignment that she claims Abby did for her, to get back at Abby for last strip. You pick the interpretation.

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 ever noticed how '100% juice' often lists water and added chemicals, too?

I once visited a doctor who told me that I should drink “100% cranberry juice” to prevent UTI’s. That isn’t true– only a few stores actually sell pure cranberry juice, and drinking it would be like drinking straight lemon juice. She said Ocean Spray makes it, but they don’t, as far as I know. She was probably misled by the fact that Ocean Spray markets a juice that’s labeled “cranberry juice,” and is also labeled “100% juice,” and has pictures of cranberries (and no other fruits) on the front. But it’s not 100% cranberry juice. If you look at the ingredients list, the first ingredient is grape juice or apple juice or something.

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Chloroform isn't synesthesia, it's anesthesia.

I’d say there’s a distinction in meaning here as well as degree. Associating the smell of chloroform with yellow (which I have actually seen quoted as an example of the literary device Abby mentioned) probably is a form of synesthesia, but associating a range of human behaviors with a color spectrum is really just a metaphor.

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