I think Norma pulling Abby’s chair out from under her is going to become a recurring theme in this comic. Abby certainly deserves it sometimes. I’m not sure if she deserved it here, but Norma seems to think so.
Even though I’ve never really studied Arabic, I have often thought it would be a great language to make palindromes in, because there are so many Arabic-sounding combinations of letters that look like other Arabic-sounding combinations of letters when spelled backwards.
It would only work if you spelled the Arabic words out in this alphabet, though. I have no idea whether palindromes would work well in the Arabic alphabet.
Japanese letters represent syllables instead of individual sounds, so palindromes in Japanese go syllable-by-syllable, like “baka kaba.”
You can also make palindromes word-by-word instead of letter-by-letter:
King, are you glad you are king?
You can cage a swallow, can’t you, but you can’t swallow a cage, can you?
(I didn’t make those ones up– I read them in a book long ago. I wish they were mine.)
I guess it says a lot about Abby that she tried to get him to say a long weird palindrome like “Liver anime seminar? Evil!” instead of a simpler, more obvious one like “mom” or “poop” or “racecar” or “Able was I ere I saw Elba.”
And yes, I am making up Ron’s palindromes as I go along. He’s going to be a fun character to write.