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Abby is fairly prejudiced against stupid people.

I agree with Abby– I wouldn’t give up my knowledge, my intelligence or my morals in exchange for more happiness.

But then, I’m relatively happy already. Maybe my answer would be different if I were miserable. You’ll do anything for food when you’re starving, but not when you’re full.

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Looks like Ron is a language geek too. Abby has a new special friend.

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.)

But I’m rambling. I should shut up.

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if you don't know what a palindrome is, you shouldn't be reading my comic

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.

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