Today’s comic is Family Circus featuring the word draw.
“Grandma, you don’t hafta draw me a bath. I know what they look like.” – Jeffy to his grandmother
Note: Hafta is the informal short form of “have to” that many say when they speak.
What is going on?
Grandma is getting a bath ready for Jeffy.
The meaning of draw
The word draw is a verb and has more than one meaning.
The most common meaning of draw means to create an image or picture using a device that has ink such as a pencil, crayon, marker, etc.
Another meaning for the word draw means to bring or take something.
For example: Drawing (getting/taking) water from a well.
Drawing a bath
The phrase “draw a bath” means to “prepare a bath”. In this context, the meaning of draw is to take or bring. The phrase “draw a bath” is from a long time ago when people did not have running water and would have to draw water from the well and bring it into the house to prepare a bath.
In conclusion, this comic is funny because Jeffy has misunderstood what his grandmother meant when she said she would “draw” him a bath. She meant she would get the bath ready for him but he thought she was going to draw him a picture of a bath.