If negative means having something, then Abby is often negative for a bad attitude.
TEXT OF COMIC:
So are you still pretending that you think you have HIV?
What? Oh, no, I figured that out.
See, I thought being positive for something meant you DO have it.
That is what it means.
No, that’s a common misconception! Actually, when scientists were making up the words “negative” and “positive,” they still had very little information about the natural laws they were working with. They gave the words their definitions quite arbitrarily, and it wasn’t until many years later that they found out being positive actually means NOT having something.
HIV is not a friggin’ electron.
IT MAKES ME HAPPY SO I’M GONNA BELIEVE IT.
MOUSEOVER TEXT: yes abby, think positive thoughts