from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural The section of a newspaper containing comic strips; called also funny papers and comics. Rarely encountered in the singular.

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  • noun Plural form of funny.

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  • noun a sequence of drawings telling a story in a newspaper or comic book


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  • I have it on good authority that about 480 copies of this wonderful compendium of funnies from the British blogosphere (including my own rather smutty entry) have now been sold, with the proceeds going to Comic Relief.

    petite 2.0

  • I remember Roosevelt's fireside chats and his reading of the "funnies" on Sunday nights radio.

    David E.

  • Last weeks 'funnies' were nothing but a bunch of racist crap.

    The burning, burning stupid.

  • Today's post was the "News from Lake Wobegon" sort of a posting from BSNYC/RTMS. The audience chuckles nervously at the "funnies" while really wondering what's making them so uncomfortable inside.

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  • Along with Biden and Obama, that should cover the Sunday "funnies" from here on out if they rotate though the shows.

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  • The "funnies" you read every day bring $8,000,000 a year to a small group of 200 cartoonists.

    Boing Boing: April 16, 2006 - April 22, 2006 Archives

  • At that time, Flash Gordon was a popular movie serial, as well as a newspaper comic strip, one of the 'funnies' as my Dad would say.

    Famous Local Natives: AUSTIN BRIGGS

  • "_Now_ will you read me the 'funnies'?" is the dread sentence which opens the siege.

    Love Conquers All

  • Junior appears dragging the "funnies" (a loathsome term in itself) to be read to him.

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  • Click through this slideshow to enjoy the "funnies" from newspapers around the globe.

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