Today’s comic is Family Circus.
“A penny for your thoughts Billy.” – Grandma to her grandson Billy
“Sorry, Grandma. In this ‘conomy the price for that has gone up.” – Billy to his Grandma
Note: conomy = economy
What’s going on?
The expression, “A penny for your thoughts” means someone would like to know what you are thinking about. They do not actually give you money (a penny is equal to one cent) for your thoughts.
Why is this funny?
Many children take this expression literally and believe that someone is offering them money for their thoughts.
In this case, because of inflation (the value of things go up), Billy believes that his thoughts are worth more than just one cent.
To read about another comic that features the expression, “A penny for your thoughts?” click here.