comic periodical?

Discussion in 'English Only' started by chobalsim, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. 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?
  2. foxfirebrand

    foxfirebrand Senior Member

    The Northern Rockies
    Southern AE greatly modified by a 1st-generation Scottish-American mother, and growing up abroad.
    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.
  3. chobalsim Senior Member

    Korea, Korean
    Thank you foxfirebrand. :)

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