Talk:2554: Gift Exchange
I assumed this comic was saying that political scientists like looking at the data from "surveys". And "it's complicated" reminds me of a survey option. The title text seems to be about survey ratings, which are from a 1-5 or 1-10 scale. 188.8.131.52 17:57, 13 December 2021 (UTC)
Shouldn't someone mention that this comic came out a few weeks before Christmas, when it is customary for people in certain Christian countries to give gifts to each other (citation needed)?
I thought that the point was that Ponytail was being given the present of having to organise the fair gift exchange, not that she was giving her family a gift of it.
- Ponytail says "Ugh" at the start, implying that she doesn't want to organize the exchange, but since Cueball in this strip is a political scientist, she's offering him the gift of getting to organize it. --184.108.40.206 04:42, 15 December 2021 (UTC)
- Oh, I now see that there are a number of listed variants on the Secret Santa page 220.127.116.11 09:05, 15 December 2021 (UTC)
Might the title also be a reference to Matcel Mauss' classical text "The Gift: Forms and Functions of Exchange in Archaic Societies" ? 18.104.22.168 09:43, 15 December 2021 (UTC)