This is another of my favorite early strips. It's enough to make me wonder if Charlie Brown has a touch of dyslexia.
The root of this joke, alluded to in the title, is the same as in the old vaudeville routine where a sharp asks a rube for incorrect change. We take more notice that all the necessary things are in the proposition than of whether they're in the correct places.
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