This one is the result of a series of annoying cheap ads taken out in MRR sometime mid 90's. Annoying mainly because we used the maximum number of characters allowed, without doing anything more than repeating "Retina Soybean" and adding a mailing address. Chris Randolph was one of the few to reply. As he was learning Finnish, he naturally offered to do a Finnish version in exchange for nothing. Or maybe a t-shirt. So he sent me a few pages of obscure Finnish phrases. They are posted below.

He had a friend who spoke Japanese. She also sent me a couple pages worth of obscure Japanese phrases, but the lettering was really intimidating to me and i never got around to it. I still feel lousy about this. I even had a practically finished strip drawn precisely for the  words provided (see Volume 22).