• Because she could, or are you just Snoopying around?
  • "Sir" is a title of distinction and respect. Marci having had likely few friends and likely having come from a disciplined household, attributes a certain degree of respect to one of the first people to approach her with social respect. As it stands, I still use Sir and have Sir used on me with various friends. ... However, as we have seen in Family Guy and various other satires, many seem to think that calling a tomboyish female by a traditionally male title indicates homosexuality of the FF persuasion. While Charles Schultz may have had a naughty streak, I shudder to think that this was one of them.
  • I always thought that it was denoting to some F/f action. I like that better than any other possibility.
  • I don't think there were any "latent undertones". Since Peppermint Patty was a bit of a tomboy and Marcie was a quite far-sighted.
  • ummm peppermint patties...sorry still on a sugar high...Well you will have to pay me a nickel didnt you see my sign her Charlie Brown now pay up or scram, I am Lucy dont you know!!!
  • I think that Marci looked up to Peppermint Pattie and calling her "sir" was the highest form of respect that Marci could offer. She is, after all, a little kid! :)
  • Good grief! It's the original lesbian subtext! Check out Patti -- comfortable shoes, portraying an attitude of confidence in spite of her lack of scholarly talent. Marci is the nerd, basking in the glow of that self-assuredness, honored to be allowed to see the the vulnerability in such a confident persona. It's totally my childhood! I always wanted to be Peppermint Patti but, alas, I was Marci through and through.
  • As seen in subtle parodies and outright balatant scandalous satire, it is assumed that the nerdy bookworm and sporty tomboy are a coupling. However, it is interesting to note that while "sir" is considered a term of respect (considering the glasses-wearing tag along sees her fellow companion as a role model of sorts, due to her insecure nature), both girls seem interested in Charlie Brown ("You're holding my hand Chuck, you sly dog"~Peppermint Patty *OR* "Would you fancy a stroll, Charles"~Marcie Johnson). Therefore, if the two ladies were a coupling as so many people would like to believe, they'd probably have a threesome with the title blockhead once he gets over his own love for Heather, the Little Red-Haired Girl.

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