Charles Earle Funk and phrase origins

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Apr 6 00:42:10 UTC 2000

Both he and his son seem to be well represented in the libraries here, but
for some reason only Senior's books (Hog on Ice (1948); Heavens to Betsy
(1955)) are in the main library.  The more recent ones in the same vein by
CEF, Jr. (Thereby Hangs a Tale (1985), Horse Feathers (1986)) are in the
Divinity Library only.  Evidently CEF, Sr. is the Funk (or A Funk) of Funk
& Wagnall's.  (Wonder if Jr.'s post-Laugh In-era phrase origin books
include "Put that in your Funk & Wagnall's".)


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