The love whip sounds fun.
I… really hope the love whip isn’t a literal whip. I liked her right up until… oh…. Oh…. She’s serious.
She probably is serious.
On another note, nice Family Guy reference (title of the comic). Stewie pronounces Cool Whip with the emphasis on the ‘H’.
That is the correct General American pronunciation.
I suddenly dislike the correct general American pronunciation.
It is not normal for Americans to put emphasis on the H in words like coll whip. I say it like this: Cool Wip, and I live in Florida.
I’ve heard many Americans say ‘Whip’, and all of them say it as ‘Wip’. Not only that, but I’m an American myself – I live in Arizona.
The only time it was ever pronounced with emphasis on the ‘H’ was in family guy, as a joke. That is NOT the general pronounciation – sorry.
nobody i know in Minnesota dose that eather
My dialect textbooks indicate otherwise – my degree is in broadcast journalism and my ‘accent’ is General American. The common and correct pronunciations are not always the same thing.
We Canadians also pronounce it without the emphasis on the “H”.
In the same sense that the correct pronunciation of “while” emphasizes the “h”. Communicative English uses a lot of shortcuts, simply because it’s more efficient. This is not necessarily “correct”, though that correctness is based more on a construct of institutionalized education rather than the language as it is spoken. Which isn’t to say that the education system is wrong: we want to communicate efficiently, but we also want to have some standard to base that communication on, so we need both.
…I’ll stop now.
Wisconsin here, Georgia before that, and neither of those places ever pronounced it “hwip”. I’m with everyone else who says they’ve only ever heard that pronunciation from Family Guy.
I’ve never even heard it on Family Guy, as, well…
I don’t watch it.
But yeah, I, a proud Ontarian, have never heard any word such as “Whip” pronounced with emphasis on the “h”.
Well if it is in a dialect textbook I guess it falls in the same category as grammar; existent but not always used.
Professional author and college-educated aspiring journalist, here. In my living all over the United States (Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Michigan, New Hampshire, Florida, Idaho again), I haven’t ever heard anyone pronounce “Whip” as “Huwip” so much as “Wip” as if it had no H in it at all. Also, according to Associated Press style, the H is supposed to be silent in pronunciation but always in there because that’s how the word is spelled. Silly English. At least it isn’t as bad as French and its silent X.
Every one, please. He’s actually right. Placing the emphasis on the H over the W where the word contains the letters next to each other is in fact the correct general pronunciation, thing is, General English is a minority accent despite being prevalent in places such as movies and television. So you wont here it to many places.
California here; no H.
Also, I’m an in-training ESL Teacher:
the way we teach english (ie: General English), like “what do you do”, and conversational english, “whadaya do,” are extremely different. ie, even if it’s “correct”, nobody talks that way— at least not for the past century or so. Another example: “the others and I.” vs “me and the others”
the only place it will hurt is your heart
This doesn’t seem good.
i can see right now that this is somehow going to end very badly
I think she likes king, but expressing herlove in anger.
You dog you
You said I’d be paid handsomely and you were right, I am handsome! Oh, you mean you wanted to win…
Duchess is clearly used to persuasion.
Or trained in the arts of persuasion….ouch
I’m not sure whipping someone until they love you would work. That’s probably what not what it means though it’s just the first thing that lept to my mind.
As the T-shirt says “The whippings shall continue until morale improves’
for the right kinds of person it does work
Stockholm Syndrome, maybe?
the hard way!
that doesn’t sound too good
love whip? oh noes!
Love Whip? what in the world?
Okay, she’s graduated from edgy enough to be interesting to scary. Scary scary.
got to admit thuogh not as scary as grape when SHE gets mad
Very, VERY true. Of course, when she gets mad, your only hope is if there are no brooms lying around.
Off Topic Note: Whenever I hit ‘tab’ to go to ‘Submit Comment’, it puts me at the TOP of this page. Rick, you really should fix that, so that ‘Tab’ goes to the submit button! It’s driving me nuts!
How in the world would I even do that!
I do know of a way to easily fix the problem, but you would need to be able to manually modify the HTML file through a text editor (such as Notepad or TextEdit).
That’s the content manager that lays out the HTML. He probably has no idea how PHP and HTML works, let alone that complex of a system.
Doesn’t do that for me though. I don’t really worry about using Tab for things like that…
Actually, all he would need to do is add tabindex=”5″ to the tag for the comment submit button, but I don’t think he has that level of control over the HTML code…
Alt Text: “why am i suddenly craving rawhide”
Move ‘em out, head ‘em up, etc…
i dont think anybody want to be with her.
well she going to spend a whole year working on that… with one person
I liked her up until the “love whip” comment….. I guess I have lines.
She is mad that King is not into her I WAS RIIIIIGHT!!!…I think…
Inb4 she has a sensitive side that makes King feel bad for blowing up at her aggressiveness in a future arc.
We were both right. She’s more upset that her manipulation without thinking about showing and King’s focus on another girl was what cost her the prize. But I think there’s a hint of jealousy in there too, but more out of vanity/inability to believe that not everyone thinks she’s royalty.
Royally spoiled, I’d say. Poor Boris… though he deserves it for abusing King in the past (I’m still surprised King didn’t take off running the second Boris appeared behind him).
Speaking of Boris, he doesn’t seem too thrilled with where this is going, either. He also seems to have had said problem before “love whip”. It’s actually a little disconcerting seeing him with that look given how nonchalant he’s been with everything up until this point.
I agree…We don’t see Boris scared often (Actually isn’t this the first time) and I’m sure a man of his constitution isn’t easy to scare.
He’s not in public or around other dogs like Bino right now, maybe he’s really just a nice puppy on the inside that puts up a tough image, like Rex. But I doubt it, I think he really is just a big mean dog (most of the time, anyway). He has even more reason to be scared since he was probably the one who suggested King in the first place!
Really hope you’re right, Xane. Not for his sake, but for Duchess’. I really want her to have something akin to depth, but any development with King would do weird Bailey love triangle things and Duchess already has enough hate.
boris x duchess
Anything but Duchess -> King x Bailey. Cliche for one and would hurt the popularity of Duchess for two. Bino has fans, why can’t this ‘very nice lady’?
Now I’m reminded of Krunk in The Emperor’s New Groove.
let’s hope she doesn’t diss his spinach puffs then, huh?
I’m hoping for a “why do we even HAVE that lever?” scene.
i think boris likes her
I believe so, but only time can answer this.
Love Hwips are on aisle six, where Hwil Hweaton is restocking, next to the Cool Hwip.
How much fun are running gags you may ask? Alot, when done correctly such as this example.
May as well relax, we’ll be here for a hwile.
I hate you.
You, sir, made my day.
i love you good sir
I think you mean “Hwell”…
Improbable, as there’s no ‘h’ in that word.
Wait, there isn’t even an H in that one.
maybe the love whip is a topping for the rawhide
i wonder if the love whip hurt?
it does when she uses it (>_> my @$$ still hurts)
yay a person how apreciates my humor
pink pillow ^_^
So it is confirmed. She loves pink.
indeed but seriously who
The incredibly vain, love whip wielder of pain, Duchess
thks but does it hurt
Look at Boris. You tell me.
only your heart i hope
“Next year starts now”
“Suddenly craving rawhide”
All of this sounds both confusing and ominous of events to come.
Beware the snarky dog with flair.
pink pillow ?
Yes. Pink pillow.
splendid ill tell my self
hay now hes stalking me splendid
I think the rawhide alt text is in reference to a song to be combined with the whip.
Also she’s a dog.
No dog can resist rawhide.
maybe she just wants to sink her fangs into something.
And rawhide gives resistance while offering the minimal trouble?
Wow, Duchess can be dang scary when she wants to be. Even Boris looks frightened!
RUN BORIS RUN!!! to late. now it time for the love whip.
Argh. The title. I’ve heard that far too many times.
“Now say cool whip”
You’re acting hweird!
wHat do you mean?
Oh, come on, that didn’t even have an H in it!!!
don’t be weird girl!
wHere do you get off?
I love Hot Rod.
out of all the people who did a joke about this I think with Akiva Andy and Bill its the funniest
I hate you
and i can live with that
But I doubt I’ll last long in this thread.
Stir, whip, whip, whip,
Stir, whip, whip, whip.
10 e-cookies to the first person to get that reference ;D
I’m going out on a limb and saying the Star Wars Holiday Special thing?
The situation just got serious!
If the love whip is as powerful as the dooms broom
this will be epic.
Princess Periwinkle vs. the Pink Duchess
fight of the centery
This is the ultimate showdown, of Ultimate Destiny
it will end all life as we know it
An Apocalypse Of Purple & Pink.
purple and black all the way
Also, you want a weapon to have a name that not only rhymes cheesily, but is as long as possible. So:
“The Broom of Doom!”
who are you refering to?
The Doom Broom’s new name.
That is all.
oh that must hurt
That was my original idea, but my sister told me to change it.
If everybody is agree ‘The Broom of Doom’ will be the name.
I’m starting to believe this arc will be surprise development arc for Duchess. Perhaps she’ll discover the universe doesn’t revolve around her, and maybe be a better person. Before its said and done though, I think Kings definitely in for some more hurt…
Or maybe she’s headed for a Face Heel Turn.
like in family guy (my family part)
Stewie: Hey, pass over some of that Cool wHip Brian: What? Stewie: Well, you put Cool wHip on pie. Brian: It’s Cool Whip Stewie: That’s what I said, Cool wHip Brian: Cool Whip
Stewie: Cool wHip Brian: Cool Whip Stewie: Cool wHip Brian: Why are you putting so much emphasis on the H? Stewie: What are you talking about? I’m just saying Cool wHip Brian: Say whip Stewie: Whip Brian: Now say Cool Whip Stewie: Cool wHip Brian: Cool Whip!
Stewie: Cool wHip Brian: Cool Whip! Stewie: Cool wHip
Hah, you beat me to it!
I’m surprised more people haven’t caught onto this joke.
I hadn’t seen your post – Sorry about that!
I had done a page search for ‘Family Guy’. Should have done it for ‘wHip’ or the like, and put on case sensitive search.
Try “cool Hwip
You forgot one thing..
Brian: You’re eating hair!
Stewie: PFFFFT -spits out pie-
i didnt forget. i was just saving it until i gave you the pie.
Onemanarmy11: can i have a Hcerry on top
cheetahwolf: you mean a cherry
Onemanarmy11: that what i said
cheetahwolf: Why are you putting so much emphasis on the H?
Onemanarmy11: What are you talking about?
cheetahwolf: Say chair
cheetahwolf: Now say cherry
Stewie: HA!! you’re eating hair
cheetahwolf/Onemanarmy11: PFFFFT -spits out pie
sorry that last (Onemanarmy11: cHerry) was by stewie not Onemanarmy11
How would you even pronounce that? x3
Like cerry (Carry) with a kind of sigh at the beginning? xD
I feel like everything is going to work out alright as this is Housepets! but something about Dutchess in this mood strikes fear into me.
Well, considering this is King involved and that it is Housepets!, I’m sure that it will work out; King’s involvement, however, almost necessitates a bittersweet/pyrrhic victory, as it were.
Oh geeze I think that whip may be used on poor little King. Well I think Bailey needs to come and kick some Duchess behind
i would love to see them fight
pitch fork of revengatude anyone?
no this is war we need swords
Sadly… You can not buy love. Lesson learned.
I like what Rick did with his strip title. Emphasis on the H.
anypet who can get Boris scared scares ME.
King is SO in for it now!
yay the love whip
I suspect a surprise visit from Bailey or Fox. mostly Bailey =P
I bet they developed “Corgi in trouble” senses at this point.
Gotta be Bailey, wouldn’t be right for Fox to fight a girl to defend King. I doubt a show dog would do well vs a farm dog, but Duchess might fight dirty! Poor King, I know he had a lot of bad karma built up when he was human but I think he’s paid it all back and then some!
agree on that.
He’s got a girlfriend, he’s happy, he needs some REST, sheesh!
OK and we need some more comedy. Argh!
i don’t think it will be bailey that steps in or fox i think boris will set duchess straight cause if you think about it he ALWAYS pays a little more attention to what she wants and is not exactly thrilled about king
the best kind
The Love whip: Dragging your love home by the feet no matter what he says!
Buy one today!
were can i get one
Your local dumpster.
noes i want a clean one
A charming young woman? In certain forms of the word, yes.
You can use Duchess for swears.
And here I thought my opinion of Duchess couldn’t be altered. Kudos Rick, I didn’t see that one coming
Rick Griffin: Unexpected Twists since strip #1!
“he’s not intrested in ME….that is UNACCEPTABLE!’….that sounds like both a rant and a challenge….Qiuck, King RUN!!!
With any luck he’s immune to her charms, human instincts don’t fail King now!
Please don’t steal jokes from Family Guy from that era… it just painful that push that instead of the classics we went till both are faded out entirely….
“Emphasis On The H”
I see whta you did thar.
cause i dont get it -_-
Hahaha i love the name of the strip
“get the love whip” lol
Ah, she seems sad hey you guys let’s all move in and give Duchess a group hug.
she’ll probly try to beat us up
Already tried *failed*
she said im just a pawn when compared to her king.
“Properly applied, the subject’s glassy smile becomes a thing of terrible beauty…”
“Boss, you’re monologuing again.”
…which reminds about the PETA fat guy’s van monologues.
Was he REALLY worried about humans treat pets? He should meed Duchess…
Also, she looks so like Bino in the last panel.
Which reminds me that Boris and Yeltsin hench for Bino too… What us the relationship between them? The Good Old Dog’s club rents out minions or they just naturally hall into the role?
I kind of figure Duchess is the “pet dog” and Boris is the “guard dog”. I’m surprised we haven’t seen Yeltsin, but maybe they’re like Fido’s family, theme named brothers but not the same owners.
there is a chance taht she like king? Love and Hate are really similar : any time you find yourself thinking of the person for whom you feel , desires to be alone with person in order to get your hands around his neck.
epecially if hes cute
I think people are jumping to too many conclusions, it doesn’t have to be an actual whip. It could be some whipping cream for uses other than it’s intended purpose.
I’m not going into further detail.
Love w’hip, baby love w’hip
Love w’hip, something something-ip!
The “love wHip” is just her way of showing that she wants to be loved
AND that the world needs to suffer
it would hurt if she used it
When the love whip cracks it sounds like a kiss.
That sounds like a line from a country and western song. Is it referring to something like that, or did you make it up?
I think I made it up, but it wouldn’t be the first time I said something smart that was already taken.
I think the love whip is just like cupid’s arrows, get hit with it and fall in love with the first person you see,it’s just a lot more painful.
Y’know, Duchess is probably the first female dog in this series really to *deserve* the B-word used on her.
Next year starts now? Geez, she prepares for this one event year-round, no wonder she’s so upset about losing.
I was reading this all happy that Dutchess admitted that King was slowly (and unknowingly) trolling her. then i hit panel 4 and the MGS alert sound was the first thing i could think of. !
it was bound to happen, you so many
Well that’s alright, I forgot that there was even a comic yesterday.
Hahahahahaha I dont see the mistake, even like that
I cant help it but laugh.
He speaks so seldom, every time is like the first time.
I really hope that “love whip” doesn’t mean what I think it means….
everyone does.. or do they?
Here’s some advice, duchess. If you try and hurt king, you’ll regret it. I won’t do anything to you, but some other dog might. Just some advice, is all.
His name is King, not Kink.
So now, she loves him?
King does have the potential to be a real ‘ladykiller’ according to Fox… or in this case a real chance to get killed by a lady.
*plays Raiders’ March*… Wait what do you mean it’s not that kind of whip?
NOW BECOME SERIOUS!
She has such a dark soul.
yes maam, she does, or possibly misguided
Now who is lover girl?
Looks to me like Boris is reacting to Dutchess’s comment in the last panel. “He’s not interested in ME!” (boris pops out) “er…” (points to self)
your right, boris might love her.
Aw, that would be SO sweet.
Mayhem and evil genius. The perfect pairing!
And if the love whip fails, there is always the wooden spoon of affection.
I’d rather go with that Boris. Goodness me he is cute!
Boris and Duchess. It must happen… after suitable shenanigans.
im not sure i want to know wat the love whip is….
LOVE WHIP SONDS AWSOME…wait…next year starts now what does that mean? i love the big dogs face in the last pannel
Huh… this story is going to get an awkward twist or what?
LOVE WHIP SONDS AWSOME…wait…next year starts now what does that mean? i love the big dogs face in the last pannel. ER? wha? 0-o
Hmm, I wonder. Is this character going to stick around for a few more arcs?
GET THE LOVE WHIP… you mean the love wip? THATS RIGHT THE LOVE WHIP! say love wip. love whip. no wip. whip…I GIVE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You can’t begin a romantic relationship without the love Hwip!
Without the love wHip, this world would be nothing I tell you, (stares you in the face and whispers) NOTHING.
love this comic
Run King! RUUUUUN!!!!!!!
OH NO! THE LOVE WHIP!
It probably would have looked better if it said OH NO! NOT THE LOVE WHIP!
in Colorado i heard people say “Wip” except of “Whip”
i say “Wip” too
I read that in stuies voice and it made me lol
at this point, I must believe it’s the name of a perfume!
I found a character I’d be happy for you to kill of Rick. You really are trying to satisfy everyone’s needs ^-^
Nobody dies in Housepets!… except communists mice who cross Grape.
Duchess and King sitting in a tree, W-H-I-P-P-I-N-G
I don’t quite like the sound of it…
Why do I suddenly have the urge to write a parody of Love shack?
you can’t have pie without cool wuhip.
OMG love triangle, in a most bizaare, unexpected way.
I can see Boris’s belly button
Yay! More details on every strip!
I have a feeling King is doom. Can’t wait to see what happens next.
King is doomed. :3
Very, very doomed.
And he’ll look like your Avatar when that time comes. Hehe
that would be some thing to see
He DID look like that avatar…. O_O
I wonder what the love whip is. Hopefully not the perverted type of thing (cop lady with a whip). On another note, lovin’ the avatar, facade11663!
I wonder if this is going to be like those shows where party A lies and swindles to get in with party B, but once they’re in with Party B, they realize they actually like it there and have a change of heart. but then the deceit of party A is revealed to party B, and party B is angry and party A is remorseful, and they patch it up in the end.
Either way, sounds like it will be one doozy of a party!
OH WOW I DIDN’T SEE THIS ONE! Oh gawsh…
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