I like the way Rosa and the other girl are looking dubiously at the stuff in the last panel.
You can tell in the first panel that these are the aliens: the alien Beardo is holding a newspaper.
And the feeling is mutual — we like it when British English speakers use correct English too, in the odd moments when you are not going on about spotted dick and aubergines.
Hahaha — that took me a couple of seconds.
Also in at least some parts of the US.
I am so sorry — wish I could take some of Carol’s sadness off her shoulders for her.
Possibly a very subtle reference to the other words that begin with cak/kak/cac.
That principal is going to feel nostalgic ten years from now, and in the meantime telling stories about the escapades of Wallace, Amelia, and Spud will get the principal some beers bought by fellow principals at the New England Elementary School Principals’ Association’s annual convention at Revere Beach (or Narragansett Beach, Old Orchard Beach, Hampton Beach, whatever — they switch out each year, but it’s always at a beach (on a lake in VT, of course).
He helped Wallace with transporting the soap, which he did because he wanted a “date” with Amelia (hence Spud’s “so close”).
And then watch your step, because the reminder will not work…