comic 1860s pronunciation?

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Tue Jan 19 03:44:21 UTC 2010

On Jan 18, 2010, at 7:24 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:

> ... I was under impression that "ossifer"
> and similar expressions were quite common in jokes in the 1970s and
> 80s.

and back to the to early 1900s, with George Herriman's wonderful Krazy
Kat comics, in which Offisa Pup played a central role.


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