February 15th, 2016

Snarky Candiru2

The three longest words Elly knows: "I don't know."

The interesting thing about the reruns is having to remember that since Easter is not a fixed holiday, Lynn has to reshuffle strips in the early part of Spring to compensate for that fact. The reason that I mention this is that the origins of this variability is that for the last twenty centuries or so, Easter has been linked to Passover owing to the Crucifixion taking place then. Most people know this but I'm betting that Elly has only a hazy hold on the facts. That being said, it isn't going to stop her from offering up Byzantine explanations for a phenomenon she doesn't really understand. This seems to be her thing, I should think.

This is because Elly doesn't want to simply leave things at "Excellent question....I have no idea" because she wants to pose as someone who's got things figured out. We see this when she spins off a lot of odd explanations for the baffling custom of painting eggs for Easter rather than simply say that she doesn't know or that they've always done it that way. This is harmless in and of itself but, I should think, leads directly to Liz seeking out outsiders to advise her because not only does she not want Elly to turn her inquiries against her, she also wants to talk to someone who has something like an idea of what she's talking about.