comic periodical?

chobalsim

Senior Member
Korea, Korean
Jane Austen's brother Henry was the editor of, and a writer for, a comic Oxford University periodical.

Is "a comic Oxford University periodical" a cartoon periodical or just a periodical containing funny stories?
 
  • foxfirebrand

    Senior Member
    Southern AE greatly modified by a 1st-generation Scottish-American mother, and growing up abroad.
    chobalsim said:
    Is "a comic Oxford University periodical" a cartoon periodical or just a periodical containing funny stories?
    I'd say the latter. "Comic" meant humorous in the 19th century, and the connotation of cartoons or "comic books" came much later (1930-40s), and mostly in America.
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