[Ads-l] Famous Pogo Quote

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Feb 15 22:13:12 EST 2017


One of the best-known quotations from the comic strip "Pogo" was "Don't take life so serious, son -- it ain't nohow permanent."  I am trying to trace the date of the first "Pogo" installment to include this quote.  When I search Newspapers.com, I come up with an appearance of these words in the Long Beach Independent, June 24, 1950.  Can anyone confirm or disconfirm whether that was the first appearance?


Fred Shapiro

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