Passed on from the Archaeosoup site (via Facebook), this New Yorker cartoon (1/26/63) by Ed Fisher:
This tickles archaeologists’ funny bones. And epigraphers’, of course.
Another inscription cartoon from Fisher, this one from 2/4/56:
The sign at the intersection advises the charioteer to stop, look, and listen.
Next, on sound symbolism (from 11/24/84):
Tony the Tiger says: “GR-R-Reat!”
Next, a lexicographers’ cartoon, from 6/22/87:
All those pesky letters picked up during the day!
Finally, a cartoon on menu language (from 6/1/87), with vocabulary you see only in enthusiastic food writing:
I haven’t found much about the prolific cartoonist Ed Fisher, beyond the fact that his first New Yorker cartoon was in 1951 and that he’s had several books of his cartoons published.