Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce for August 31, 2014
Guy: Hello, boys! Can I help you? Nate: I need a notebook. Guy: THESE are very popular! Nate: No, that has a plastic cover. I can't draw on plastic. Guy: Ah! So you want a SKETCHBOOK! Nate: No, NOTEbook. With lined paper. Guy: But if you're going to use it for drawing... Nate: Look, I can't walk into Mrs. Godfrey's class with a SKETCHBOOK! Guy: Uh... You can't? Nate: NO! She expects me to take NOTES! Nate: I need a notebook that she THINKS I'm using as a notebook, but which I'm ACTUALLY using to draw COMICS! Guy: Oh, Well, I... Nate: Never mind. I'll find it myself. Nate: Must be his first day on the job.