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See you in the funny papers

Posted by R. Berg on October 02, 2003

In Reply to: See you in the funny papers posted by Tim on October 02, 2003

: : : Does anyone know the origin of the phrase "See you (ya) in the funny papers"?

: : SEE YOU IN THE FUNNY PAPERS - Jocular farewell suggests that that the person addressed is rather laughable. U.S. 1920s. Extinct by the 1950s. From "A Dictionary of Catch Phrases: American and British from the Sixteenth Century to the Present Day" by Eric Partridge, updated and edited by Paul Beal, Scarborough House, Lanham, Md., 1992)

: Thank you. Did it list a specific origin (author)?

No, it didn't (I have another edition of the same book). Individual originators are usually impossible to identify for sayings of this kind.