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* AccidentalInnuendo:
** Calvin talking to the TV: "Shock and titillate me! I've got money!" Hell, knowing what he's tried to watch in other strips, it's barely accidental.
** In one arc, Calvin gets Susie sent to the principal's office. He's relieved at first, but [[OhCrap quickly realizes that she's probably going to tell on him.]] The exact phrase he uses is "Suppose she fingers me!".
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: There is ''a lot'' of this to be had, especially where the two title characters are concerned.
** Calvin's general obliviousness to the world around him, intricate and vivid fantasies, and general inability to comprehend the motivations of other people are all consistent with descriptions of autism and schizophrenia. He also has a short attention span and doesn't hold focus well, which is fairly consistent with [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny ADHD]] at the very least. Another possible thing to draw that supports at least one diagnosis is that Calvin is BookDumb but is also very knowledgeable about subjects that truly interest him, like dinosaurs and [[NightmareFetishist gross things]]. Many real life autistics are known to be highly skilled in at least one specialized area that can spark their interest.
** Who or what exactly Hobbes is tends to be a subject of debate. It probably doesn't help that by Watterson's own admission, the comic goes out of its way to not explain it while at the same time raising more questions. There appears to be an in-universe disparity in how people see Hobbes too, with Calvin viewing him as a real being and other people viewing him as Calvin's ImaginaryFriend.
** Calvin's mother can come off as harshly authoritarian at times. She rarely smiles at him, and has a knee-jerk reaction of trying to suppress whatever he's engaged in (whether she turns out to be right to do so or not), while his father tends to be more lenient. And when you consider that Calvin displays many symptoms of ADHD and/or Asperger's syndrome, and he never seems to get any help to cope with either condition, this will have overtones of neglect and abuse. There even was one strip where his mother puts Calvin (who yet again is only six years old and probably has undiagnosed ADHD and/or Asperger's syndrome) out to wait for the school bus ''for two and a half hours before it arrived'', only to give herself a morning free from having to take care of him! Watterson himself lamented in one commentary that he regrets that the strips mostly showed her in a bad mood, since most of her appearances had her around to react to Calvin's latest misbehavior.
*** Alternately, Calvin's tendency to be an incredibly selfish, arrogant SmallNameBigEgo SpoiledBrat can make everything that happens to him well deserved (except for being beaten up by Moe). If anything, his parents may be ''too'' lenient with him, and he could probably benefit from a few more spankings. We're not the ones who have to try and cope with the fallout of Calvin's antics and selfishness, so it's easy for us to judge his parents as somehow unloving, when in fact Mom's MamaBear tendencies show that it's quite the opposite.
** Calvin, in his exuberant sled or wagon rides, frequently flies off what seem to be massive cliffs, falling heights likely to cause death or serious injury. Either CartoonPhysics are in charge, or the strip is an UnreliableNarrator and the cliffs shown are only his perception of smaller and less lethal cliffs. Similarly, his backyard may be less than the vast national park it seems to be, which would explain why his father treks the family hundreds of miles to go camping rather than do it out back. In the story arc where he accidentally pushes his mom's car into a ditch, he reacts as if it was a cliff, indicating that he does exaggerate greatly, and his stunts are showing what he imagines around him, not what is actually there.
** A few fan interpretations of the infamous NoodleIncident are to be found floating around the internet. One of the most popular is that in this case, Calvin was actually ''innocent'' for once, and really was framed, [[NotMeThisTime as he claims]].
* AlternateAesopInterpretation: One strip was clearly meant to criticize the idea of Mutually Assured Destruction by having Calvin claim that Hobbes wouldn't dare throw a water balloon at him because Calvin had even more. The problem is that Hobbes won by tossing his balloon at Calvin, making Calvin drop all his balloons on himself, leaving one with the impression that the best move is to strike first.
* {{Anvilicious}}: Watterson's frequent broadsides against TV, advertising, comic books, deforestation, commercial culture, war and human nature can get ham-fisted at times. He himself admitted to being too heavy-handed in an arc in which Calvin and Hobbes go to Mars to escape pollution, only to encounter a Martian who immediately flees (Hobbes:"Would you welcome in a dog that wasn't housebroken?") and realize that they have to take care of their own planet before going on to others.
* BaseBreakingCharacter:
** Rosalyn. On one hand, she's a JerkassWoobie who goes through hell controlling an EnfantTerrible while trying to make some extra money for college. On the other, she's a ChildHater who pushes Calvin aside for the smallest infractions just so she can extort from his parents and talk to her boyfriend.
** Calvin's parents can verge into this at times. On one hand, Calvin is really hyperactive and tends to get into trouble a lot which can justify his parents having little patience for his antics yet, on the other hand, they ''also'' tend to overreact at times at Calvin just being a normal kid.
* BrokenBase:
** The baseball story arc is probably the most divisive arc in the whole strip. Some find it a very emotional and [[RealityEnsues realistic]] story that shows what happens when a non-athletic person tries to do sports. Others find it a mean-spirited KickTheDog moment for Calvin, especially with the [[KidsAreCruel cruel kids]] and [[AdultsAreUseless equally cruel coach]] who get off [[KarmaHoudini scot-free]] in the end.
** Bill's decision [[FanworkBan not to license]] the strip. Many agree with his choice, pointing to other strips that were cheapened by [[CashCowFranchise excessive merchandising]], and saying that anyone who wants merch isn't a [[NoTrueScotsman true C&H fan]]. Others lament over how great it would be to see an AnimatedAdaptation, especially since the characters would've had a chance to become more popular in other countries. (See AmericansHateTingle above.)
*** In regards, there's three divisions in regards to merchandise: Either A) You're [[NoTrueScotsman not a true fan for wanting merch]], B) You don't want merch for respecting Bill's choice, or C) TakeTheThirdOption and while respect Bill's decision against ''official merch'', since fan merch is a ''whole'' different story.
* CommonKnowledge: It's a well-known fact that Hobbes is Calvin's sane man who keeps him in check. In fact, anyone who's read most of the strips knows that Hobbes can often be just as immature as Calvin, and likes to torment him by teasing him. This is what starts a lot of their fights.
* {{Designated Villain}}s: Calvin's parents, Miss Wormwood, Susie, and Rosalyn all fall into this trope at different times, since they only react to Calvin's own shenanigans. Even Bill Watterson himself feels sympathy for Miss Wormwood, whose staid and boring teaching style is just about the least effective way to get through to a kid like Calvin. She's also implied to smoke and drink heavily, while looking forward to retirement.
--> '''Watterson''': I think she (Miss Wormwood) genuinely believes in the value of a good education, so needless to say, she's an unhappy person.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Calvin's Tracer Bullet alter-ego. Because of how long it took Watterson to draw the FilmNoir-style art, he only appears in two arcs comprised of six strips each in addition to his brief appearance in the haircut story, but he's as fondly remembered as Spaceman Spiff and Stupendous Man.
* FandomBerserkButton: The bootlegged "peeing-Calvin" decals.
** By some extent, this question: [[FanworkBan "Should there be merchandise?"]]
* FanPreferredCouple: Calvin and Susie, for obvious reasons. They actually seem to have and recuperate feelings for each other, but it was in a single strip were Calvin gave Susie a crummy Valentine, and creams him with a snowball. The thought bubbles reveal they are secretly pleased that the other "noticed."
* FandomSpecificPlot: There are a lot of stories concerning what Calvin will be like as a teenager or adult. Either he has to deal with not having Hobbes around, or Hobbes is still around but his relationship with Calvin has changed due to Calvin's growing up. Occasionally, there are stories in which Hobbes ends up being passed down to one of Calvin's own eventual children, who Susie tends to be the mother of.
* FranchiseZombie: {{Averted}}. Watterson ended the comic to prevent this from happening.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment:
** In one strip, Calvin pretends he's flying a fighter plane and ends up blowing up his school. Watterson apparently got a few angry letters when it was first published, but defended it by saying that ''any'' kid Calvin's age has probably dreamed about blowing up their school at least once. Now that school shootings have shown themselves to be all too real ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_school_shootings_in_the_United_States not that they are anything new]], but awareness and outcry have grown greatly since then), there's little chance it would be published at all today.
** In a similar vein, one story arc in 1990 had Calvin (in the midst of yet another Spaceman Spiff fantasy) running away from school after [[http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1990/05/23 threatening the class with a rubber band.]] Woe betide any kid who attempts this nowadays.
** In another strip, Calvin draws a squadron of B-1's nuking New York in class. Since 9/11, there's [[ExecutiveMeddling little chance]] a strip like that would get the green light.
** In one strip, Watterson takes a jab at comic book collectors of the early 90's. Just a year after the comic ended, his disdain of the shortsighted comic collectors of the time became vindicated by the [[UsefulNotes/TheGreatComicsCrashOf1996 comic industry crash of 1996]], which was in part caused by the oversaturation of the market with worthless "collectors" comics.
** Somewhat minor example -- one story arc has Calvin using his "Stupendous Man" costume and persona in an attempt to ace a history test ([[spoiler: he flunks]]). His mom, as punishment, takes away his costume. While she's done this before, given that this story arc is Stupendous Man's last appearance in the comics, it makes you wonder if said costume wasn't confiscated permanently.
** In an early strip, Calvin tells his mom he wants to be a radical terrorist when he grows up. Not so funny to some after 9/11 and the rise of radical terrorist groups both [[WesternTerrorists at home]] and abroad.
** The arc where Calvin is carried away by a balloon isn't so [[StealthPun light-hearted]] ever since the Balloon Boy hoax.
** Calvin's calls to the library about books on making bombs or graffiti would have been dismissed as a joke in the 90s, but would result in a visit from the police or SWAT team nowadays. Same with his calls to the hardware store asking for demolition materials.
* GatewaySeries: If you can find any comic after the '70s besides ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' or ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' that has left more of a mark and gotten more people into newspaper comics, chances are it ''will'' be ''Calvin and Hobbes''.
* GeniusBonus: From one strip where Calvin asks his mom if hamburgers are made from people in Hamburg. While that is obviously ([[Film/SoylentGreen hopefully]]) not the case, hamburgers DID get their name from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamburg Hamburg, Germany]].
** Lead characters named after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Calvin John Calvin]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Hobbes Thomas Hobbes]] also fits into this trope. Same with [[Literature/TheScrewtapeLetters Miss Wormwood]].
** In one strip, Hobbes claims "If you don't get a goodnight kiss, you get [[Creator/FranzKafka Kafka]] dreams." The rest of the strip is about the duo fighting off [[Literature/TheMetamorphosis an enormous bedbug]].
** "The Yukon Song" is written InTheStyleOf Robert Service, who's best remembered today for his poems about the Yukon during the gold rush.
** One of Calvin's tiger poems has the verse "A sambar who'll be dismembered". A [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sambar_deer sambar]] is a type of Asian deer that is a popular prey item for tigers.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The strip quickly became popular in the UK and is still reprinted in some newspapers there to this day. The collections are also still sold in bookshops. Go in any branch of Waterstones' and you'll still find people buying them.
** Not only that, but when the 25th anniversary of the strip came round (in 2010), [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] Radio 4 made a documentary celebrating the strip, hosted by ''Never Mind The Buzzcocks''' Phill Jupitus. In said documentary, people were interviewed buying the books in Waterstones and other bookshops, showing how beloved it is in the country.
** The strip remains enormously popular in Scandinavia to this day. In UsefulNotes/{{Norway}}, it had a monthly comic book lasting from 1989 to several years after the strip ended. The reprints are still selling well.
* GrowingTheBeard: [[WordOfGod According to the author]], the strip's world opened up after he wrote the "dying raccoon" storyline and found that Calvin and Hobbes had more potential than he thought.
* HeartwarmingInHindsight: In ''The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book'', in his blurb explaining Susie's character, Watterson mentions that after so many comic strips about boys written by men, he thinks a comic strip about a little girl written by a woman, "would be great." Nowadays, we have ''ComicStrip/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn'', which many consider to be a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Calvin and Hobbes''.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** In [[http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/2013/07/21 this strip]], Calvin is trying on sunglasses in a supermarket. The pair he likes best looks like [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina's]]... Except green. With a little bit of [[http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5u0reZY1c1rse6qgo1_500.jpg photoshop...]]
** In [[http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1991/01/23 this strip]], Calvin writes a message in the snow requesting pilots to [[VideoGame/StarFox do a barrel roll]].
** The {{script|fic}} styling of ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' makes one strip, which chronicled Calvin discussing how they could become cultural icons on television, much more amusing.
*** It's also amusing because they ''are'' cultural icons now, albeit not on television.
*** Likewise, a comic arc involving Calvin using a piece of cardboard to pretend he's on TV ends up even more amusing -- particularly the one where Calvin [[ProductPlacement plugs his beloved]] ChocolateFrostedSugarBombs, in light of the fic's tendency for {{Product Place|ment}}.
*** What's more, a throwaway gag from one New Year's strip has Hobbes asking Calvin if his parents celebrate the new year. Calvin notes that their idea of a party is "mixing regular coffee in with the decaf." Then there's "New Year, New Disasters", which has ''Calvin'' invited to a New Year's party, while Calvin's parents [[DrowningMySorrows drown their sorrows]] in cider.
** [[http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1989/12/18 This strip]] following the controversy surrounding Creator/JamesFrey's ''Literature/AMillionLittlePieces''.
** 12 May 1991: Calvin, disillusioned that the same generation that protested "The Man" has [[BecameTheirOwnAntithesis become "The Man" themselves]], starts listening to easy-listening muzak to start his own protest. And ''start'' it, he very well may have: published nineteen years before Daniel Lopatin's 2010 release ''Chuck Person's Eccojams Vol. 1'', the strip seems to be the [[UrExample very first example]], at least as a concept, of {{Vaporwave}}.
** In [[http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1986/05/24 this strip,]] Calvin imagines himself as a crocodile in the Amazon stalking a hippopotamus. Since the raid of Pablo Escobar's private zoo, a population of escaped hippos lives in UsefulNotes/{{Colombia}}.
** Twenty years after the "Tyrannosaurs in F-14s", the first trailer for ''Film/JurassicWorld'' ends on Creator/ChrisPratt riding a motorcycle with a raptor pack in tow; fan reaction was divided between a Calvin reaction ("This is so cool!") and a Hobbes reaction ("This is so stupid!")
** [[http://i.imgur.com/PQoI18Q.jpg This strip]] has the "Calvinosaurus", a monstrous giant carnosaur who eats sauropods...which happens to bear resemblance to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giganotosaurus a certain sauropod-hunting carnosaur discovered a few years later who is famous for usurping T. rex in size]]. [[note]]''Giganotosaurus'' is nowhere near as large as Calvinosaurus, though, not even that taller than ''Tyrannosaurus'' itself. The SquareCubeLaw prevents any theropod from growing to such an enormous size as Calvinosaurus.[[/note]]
** [[http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1992/02/20 This strip]] feels somewhat prescient following the rise of the {{Hipster}} archetype.
** [[http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1992/05/05 This strip]] uses Calvin's "Chewing" magazine subscription to poke fun at the concept of targeted marketing, with Hobbes dryly noting "as if advertising wasn't intrusive enough before." Two decades later, social media algorithms have made Internet ads more specialized and intrusive than ever.
** Calvin notes that his watch doesn't tell what month it is in [[http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1993/09/24 this strip.]] Nowadays, most mobile phones ([[TechnologyMarchesOn which have largely replaced watches as the go-to device to check the time on]]) do in fact tell the month.
** [[https://pastorchrisjordan.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/calvin-hobbes-superman.gif This strip]] might be one of the reasons why [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles Edna Mode]] firmly believes that capes are bad and bad for you.
* HoYay: Calvin and Hobbes are very close, though only in a best-friends sort of way. But then, there's the fact that them sharing a bed is a frequent topic...
* JerkassWoobie: Let's not sugar coat it. If Calvin weren't so lazy, self-centered and [[SmallNameBigEgo egotistical]], he'd be an almost completely sympathetic character. He's constantly picked on at school, either [[BarbaricBully aggressively by Moe]] or [[PassiveAggressiveKombat verbally by Susie]], roughed up a lot by Hobbes, is a ButtMonkey overall, and is ignored or [[DeadpanSnarker sarcastically responded to]] by his own parents. It's made very clear that Hobbes is his ''only'' friend (while Susie is more of a "frenemy"). It's really easy to see why he's prone to {{Jerkass}} moments. It makes the tender moments he and Hobbes have together all the more touching.
* MisaimedFandom: Fans often debate whether Hobbes is "real" or "fake" (see the Headscratchers tab for examples.) Watterson carefully avoided making such a distinction and held that it defied the point of the strip.
-->''[Calvin & Hobbes] is more about the subjective nature of reality than it is about dolls coming to life...''
* MemeticMutation: [[http://i.imgur.com/RhKvFjs.jpg THIS THREAD IS NOW INCREDIBLY AWESOME]].
** [[https://triviahappy.com/articles/the-tasteless-history-of-the-peeing-calvin-decal The infamous Peeing Calvin decal]] that has appeared on the backs of pick up trucks in some variant since the mid 1990s onward. The design never actually appeared in the comic strips (it may have been copied and altered from a 1988 strip however), nor did creator Bill Watterson make it. It has its origins in the mid-90s bootleg market, and has been a popular tasteless car decal ever since, though there have been many attempts to stop it from spreading. There are even religious and [[RuleSixtyThree female versions]] of the decal.
** The fake "final" strip of Calvin taking meds and ignoring Hobbes who becomes a stuffed plush again. Goes into this territory again if commentators mention Ritalin.
* {{Narm}}: In the binoculars storyline, the part where [[http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1988/05/24 Calvin's dad yells at him]] is an appropriately intense scene... save for the second panel, where his eyes are drawn in a "derped" fashion that can come across as unintentionally hilarious.
* OlderThanTheyThink: Watterson revealed in the 10th anniversary book that Spaceman Spiff is actually the first comic he tried to sell to newspapers, which had its origins in a very silly comic he wrote for a college German class. He quickly realized that Calvin's fantasies gave him the opportunity to actually use some of his ideas for Spiff, and occasionally give himself a break from writing Calvin and Hobbes.
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped:
** Few would argue that there were some {{Anvilicious}} strips, but some of those strips were speaking out for very worthy causes, such as improvements in education and (most often) environmental consciousness...
-->With nothing to breathe, we started to die.\\
'Help us! Please stop!' was the public outcry.\\
A hatch opened up and the aliens said:\\
'We're sorry to hear that you soon will be dead:\\
But though you may find this slightly macabre,\\
We prefer your extinction to the loss of our job.'
** The entire trip to Mars was an environmental analogue.
** Calvin's mom drops a serious anvil upon finding out that he locked Rosalyn out of the house. The fact that [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone it made Calvin fully realize the impact of what he had done]] hammers it in even more.
-->'''Mom''': Calvin, listen closely. Locking Rosalyn out of the house wasn't just '''mean''', it was '''dangerous'''. If you'd hurt yourself or if there was a fire, she wouldn't have been able to help you.
** In one Sunday strip, Calvin and Hobbes play a war game and shoot each other at the same time with dart guns. Calvin then remarks that it's a "pretty stupid game".
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Galaxoid and Nebular (the two aliens Calvin sells the planet to) would have been fun recurring characters... unfortunately, they had to be introduced ''two months'' before the strip ended.
** Some fans felt this way about Uncle Max, despite Watterson's regret at having introduced him. Some disagree with him and think that Max ''did'' bring something new to Calvin: an adult who regularly interacted with him at his level. (see [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-little-known-bit-characters-who-deserved-their-own-show/ this]] Cracked article for an example.)
** Calvin's doctor is considered by many to be a very funny and sarcastic character (like when he tells Calvin his ear light is a cattle prod and that "it hurts a little less than a branding iron). Sadly, he disappeared after the chicken pox storyline, and never became as big a character as Rosalyn or Miss Wormwood.
* ToughActToFollow: For comic strips in general. It's been over twenty years since ''C&H'' ended, and not a single newspaper comic (or even web comic) has managed to make as much of a mark on the medium as it.
* ToyShip: Calvin and Susie. It's not really central to the strip primarily because Calvin's still at the GirlsHaveCooties stage of childhood but it is hinted at, especially in an early Valentine's Day strip as well as WordOfGod confirming Calvin does have a mild crush on her but doesn't know how to process that. A popular bit of {{Fanon}} is that Calvin and Susie end up getting married when they're older and having kids of their own with Hobbes befriending the next generation.
* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Calvin's parents can sometimes have moments of this. While Calvin ''is'' undeniably a handful and would certainly test anyone's patience, strips like [[http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/2016/05/02?comments=visible#comments this one]] and the way they're almost always seen interacting with Calvin in a negative way, even when he's not up to something, and don't seem to care much for trying to understand him certainly doesn't help their cases. Calvin's mom is at least a hair better in that regard, as she at least wanted to have a kid and puts forth some effort. Calvin's dad repeatedly insisted he would rather have raised a dog and is more direct in his criticisms for Calvin, best exemplified by his "I don't give a crap" reaction to when Hobbes was left in the woods during Calvin's failed attempt to move to the Yukon. The aforementioned strip has gained responses such as "with parents like that, no wonder Calvin's such a brat!" Bill Watterson himself has also expressed regret in a commentary about how he often had Calvin's parents always seem to be in a bad mood and have most of their appearances center around them reacting to Calvin's latest shenanigan (though he has also said that "they did better than [he] would've" with regards to the kid).
* ValuesDissonance:
** In one comic, Calvin draws a squadron of B-1s nuking New York. In light of the 9/11 attacks, there's no way they'd run that nowadays.
** In the arc where Calvin plays baseball at recess, Calvin considers dropping out and the coach tells him "Ok, quitter! Goodbye." These days, the coach would be catching a lot of heat and would likely lose his job for talking to a six-year old that way (assuming Calvin told anyone, of course).
* TheWoobie:
** Despite being capable of great {{Jerkass}}ery, Calvin can be very sympathetic when he's getting picked on by Moe or when things are going badly for him.
** Susie tried to make friends with Calvin before she realized the futility of it, and was genuinely hurt by Calvin cruelly rejecting her time and again. This side of her is shown in a few cases, such as when her feelings are hurt by Calvin insulting her.
** The entire family were Woobies after their house was burgled, particularly how Calvin's father ponders that he always thought he would know what to do in a situation like this when he grew up, but nothing could have prepared him for this.
** Before he got PutOnABus, Uncle Max had this Woobie-worthy exchange:
-->'''Mom''': Didn't you ever have an imaginary friend?
-->'''Uncle Max''': [[FriendlessBackground Sometimes I think]] ''[[FriendlessBackground all]]'' [[FriendlessBackground my friends have been imaginary]].
** Even Rosalyn has these moments whenever she puts up with Calvin's antics. For instance, it's hard not to sympathize with her in the arc where Calvin threatens to flush her science notes.
* {{Woolseyism}}:
** One Polish translation of the strip renamed it ''[[PunnyName Kelvin & Celsjusz]]'' [[labelnote:*]] Kelvin and Celsius.[[/labelnote]], while the Finnish one renamed it ''Lassi ja Leevi'' after Lars Levi Læstadius. The Norwegian name of the strip is ''[[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Tommy og Tigern]]''.[[labelnote:*]]Tommy and the Tiger.[[/labelnote]]
** In one strip, Calvin complains about "the lack of sex education" because the English language doesn't have grammatical genders. When it was translated into Norwegian, which ''has'' grammatical genders, "Tommy" complained about grammatical genders being politically incorrect.
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