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To refresh you on the game, the gist is that I show you an instance of something in comics I found humorous, and you tell me if the humor was intentional or unintentional!
Today’s instance is the infamous 1951 issue of Batman (#66) that featured Batman and Joker competing in “pulling boners.”
Thanks to scansdaily for the pics!
Boner is clearly a slang term for a blunder/error. But by 1951, was that the ONLY slang term for it? The humor value clearly hinges upon that – did the use of the word “boner” as slang for a male erection come into usage by 1951 or no?
Beats me! That’s why I leave it to you folks.
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