2454: Fully Vaccinated

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Fully Vaccinated
"You still can't walk into someone's house without being invited!" "What/ Oh, I see your confusion. No, this vaccine is for a bat VIRUS. I'm fine with doorways and garlic and stuff."
Title text: "You still can't walk into someone's house without being invited!" "What/ Oh, I see your confusion. No, this vaccine is for a bat VIRUS. I'm fine with doorways and garlic and stuff."

Explanation

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Discussion

Is there a category for overgeneralizations like this? There have been many comics where a character interprets "you're allowed to do X" outside the specific context that the authorization was intended. Barmar (talk) 15:48, 23 April 2021 (UTC)

No I do not think so, but I also think this is a concept of comics, that are very broad and maybe could be used for a large fraction of the comics (any comic for that matter) so I think it is not good for a category. --Kynde (talk) 16:22, 23 April 2021 (UTC)

Kynde, it didn't warn me about any edit conflict between my original Incomplete Template change (no matter, go with yours) and the appending of my few paragraphs. Sorry, would not have let it post straight if I'd known you were working on it too. Also would have immediately removed it, but I see you already got stuck into Americanizing my Anglicised prose (maybe other things) so silly to revert my own thin again. (This one's early for Randall... A good 6 or 7 hours before I'd normally have expected to see a new Next button on the prior comic.) 141.101.98.146 16:15, 23 April 2021 (UTC)

The transcript is complete. If it is that. If there are some minor tweaks it did not make it incomplete before. The page is using American English since it is an American comic. I do not care that much being Danish, but thinks it makes sense with Randall living in Boston. There are a lot of edits right now. Usually I first see it the day after due to the late release for me in Denmark. --Kynde (talk) 16:20, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
I don't particularly care to write in the Mothertongue rather than the Colonial version native to our intellectual patron (arguments about the primacy of Msrs Johnson and Webster, aside), I just do it automatically because it feels right. ;) Anyway, you (and at least one other AnonIP out there) have done far more to build this explanation up (never mind adding the Transcript, which I usually fear to get wrong) than my single most meaningful post of several paragraphs did only while I thought there was still a vacuum waiting to be filled. Skål! 141.101.98.106 16:34, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
Well I'm not sure of all the vampire lore there is, but also "Skål" to you ;-) or "skull" now we are in the more dark side with vampires ;-) --Kynde (talk) 16:42, 23 April 2021 (UTC)

Alternate interpretation: the homeowner is Cueball, suspicious of anyone (friends or not) who may be potentially infected with CoVID-19, which is why Megan reassures him that she's been fully vaccinated. 162.158.178.145 21:40, 25 April 2021 (UTC)

Granting that the identities of and relationships among the characters in XKCD can vary, I don't think this strip would be funny if Megan knew the homeowner; the point of the strip is that Megan is interpreting the CDC guidance to mean that she is free to visit anybody's house, whether or not she actually knows the person. --172.68.57.53 04:07, 26 April 2021 (UTC)
Given that he literally ask if he knows her, and she literally says "no", I find this interpretation completely unfounded. Funny speculation, but not much more relevant than a speculation that he has a dead bird in the house because he put a mask on it and forgot to let it drink/eat. 162.158.186.250 13:09, 26 April 2021 (UTC)