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No. 216: The Opposite of Chinese

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The Opposite of Chinese

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Strip by: Averagemoe

Rat: Did you know that ​Chinese is traditionally read from right to left, instead of left to right?
Pig: Oh my goodness. So they read the end of a book first?
Rat: No, you idiot. They put the beginning of a book at what we'd call the end and read in the reverse order we would.
Pig: Wow. Can you imagine if comic strips did that?
Rat: That would be very confusing.

The author writes:

Clarified for the readers that are like Pig.

Original Pearls Before Swine strip: 2009-05-20.