strong like bull
pfarr at UCLINK4.BERKELEY.EDU
Wed May 16 12:45:30 UTC 2001
Not sure of the exact origin, but I've been using it for more than 25
years. I used to love Rocky & Bullwinkle in college, so maybe I got it
from old Boris.
At 03:52 PM 5/15/01, you wrote:
>Another correspondent writes:
>I've been tasked with tracking down the
>original source of the now-ubiquitous pop culture reference, "Strong like
>bull," spoken with a thick Russian accent. I find references to it
>everywhere, but I don't yet find an origin. Any ideas? I didn't even
>know it existed until a few minutes ago, but it really is everywhere,
>usually with an implied "Smart like tractor" in the intent.
>It sounds like Boris Badenov to me, but that's probably not it.
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