Someone was probably wondering how Elliot didn’t already know about all this. Well, I was TWO STEPS AHEAD! And one step back, but that’s still a surplus of one step.
I’ve always wanted to learn a foreign language (I believe I’ve mentioned wanting to learn Japanese), but finding the time and will to do so has always been difficult. It’s possible a small amount of wish fulfillment occasionally finds its way into this comics (shocking, I know).