Frazz by Jef Mallett for November 06, 2016
Caulfield: Eureka! Mrs. Olsen: Heavens, Caulfield. What? Caulfield: Roman numerals are in alphabetical order only through the number eight. Unless you continue to nine, and then it's alphabetical only through four! But dig this: If you ditch the subtractive principle and write four as IIII and nine as VIIII...you can get all the way to thirty-nine before you lost it. Frazz: How far before Mrs. Olsen lost it? Caulfield: Panel VI.