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Sunday, 12 September 2010

ORIGIN OF THE WORD "CORNY"

At the beginning of the 20th century, seeds companies in America started sending out catalogues to the farmers to advertise their goods. To spice up the catalogues, they would sprinkle jokes and cartoons throughout the pages. The jokes on the pages were of low quality, and the catalogues started to be known as "corn catalogue jokes", wich was then shortened to "corny", and eventually applied to all humour considered embarrassingly unsophisticated.
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