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Clare Briggs

Clare Briggs

Clare Briggs is a famous cartoonist who lived from 1875 to 1930. Poems by Wilbur Nesbitt.

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  1. Avatar Jaybird
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    Holy cow. A statment and then the word “NOT”.

    I honestly thought that that was a late 80’s/early 90’s thing.Report

    • Avatar Kolohe in reply to Jaybird
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      It was certainly a Wayne & Garth thing, but I’m pretty sure they got it from the generic Valley Girl thing a decade prior.

      But yeah, this is like discovering a pre-Clovis arrowhead.Report

  2. Avatar Brandon Berg
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    It’s popped up a couple of times in other Briggs comics so far, including a Danny Dreamer (“The gay life—not”). I looked into this the first time I noticed, and apparently it’s attested as early as the 1890s.Report

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