I assume Bradley saw demonstrations of the “funnies” before rejecting them.
Plus, the midterm campaign delivered its share of funnies, verbal souvenirs which will take with us into the new year.
The “funnies” were a weird assortment of odd-looking beasts.
Dozia was regarded "an awful joker" and she usually preferred the illustrated brand of funnies.
After that came a big dinner, and then a half hour spent with the funnies.
The Sunday supplement has few "funnies" and never any colored pictures.
Jimmie looked at the funnies, and Grandma and Rose-Ellen did the dishes.
But I could and did improve the sports page, put in more home-stuff for the women, more society news, funnier 'funnies' and so on.
"humorous," 1756, from fun + -y (2). Meaning "strange, odd" is 1806, said to be originally U.S. Southern. The two senses of the word led to the retort question "funny ha-ha or funny peculiar," which is attested from 1916. Related: Funnier; funniest. Funny farm "mental hospital" is slang from 1962. Funny bone "elbow end of the humerus" is 1826; funnies "newspaper comic strips" is from 1852.