One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
plural nounNorth American
A section of a newspaper containing comics and humorous matter.
- ‘There are funny papers to be read, feline ears to be scratched, chairs in which to doze and the last hours of a weekend to be savored.’
- ‘We always liked jokes, the funny papers and comic books.’
- ‘Scott nodded and turned to go back to his funny papers and the sports news.’
- ‘But first, Doc offers this critique of the funny papers in the Times.’
- ‘These cartoonists are famous, at least to those of us who follow the funny papers.’
- ‘‘Since I was a little kid, I used to read the funny papers with my grandfather,’ says Baker, who grew up in New York City.’
- ‘The screenplay is as thin as the funny papers from which it sprang.’
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