Posted by Tim on October 03, 2003
In Reply to: See you in the funny papers posted by R. Berg 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.
Thank you for checking.