On the lam at Lim’s

Today’s Zippy:


Word play in lam / Lim’s.

Then there’s the slang idiom on the lam and the diner in the strip.

On the lam ‘in flight, on the run (esp. from the law)’ is attested from 1897; from a slang verb ‘to run away’ (of uncertain origin) from 1886.

Lim’s Cafe is a Chinese restaurant/diner in Redding CA (592 N Market St.). A photo:


2 Responses to “On the lam at Lim’s”

  1. John Lawler Says:

    The thermometer is pointing at 110 in the drawing and the photo. One wonders whether it’s functional, or part of the design.

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