The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18820 Message #3094122
Posted By: GUEST,Sandy in Pinebur, MS
12-Feb-11 - 08:29 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Rough and tough and hard to bluff
Subject: RE: Origin: Rough and tough and hard to bluff
I heard this joke while at Florida State University in 1961. It took place on a ship and the punch line had a seaman falling from the mast and saying when he hit the deck "that's alright, I'm rough and tough and hard to bluff and used to hard..ships." I couldn't remember the whole joke though and that's why I googled the punch line and found your thread. The version above about Ivan Ivanovich sounds about right, though I don't remember the name or early details in the story, just the punch line. So I was glad to see the Ivan version. Now my curiosity is satisfied and I can tell my husband the whole joke. I remember as a college freshman, I thought it was histerical.
Keep smiling, Sandy