[Ads-l] It's not the size of the dog in the fight, ...

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Oct 6 12:15:54 UTC 2015


Too lazy to check any Twain connection (naturally I'm skeptical), but I
first heard this years or decades ago, probably from a Southern politician
on TV.

JL


On Mon, Oct 5, 2015 at 11:21 PM, Joel Berson <berson at att.net> wrote:

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> Prompted by today's video of the French bulldog (a small breed) chasing
> two medium-sized bears out of its masters' fenced back yard; the bears were
> so intimidated they climbed over the 5- or 6-foot fence to escape.
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> ... it's the size of the fight in the dog.
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> Attributed by the newscaster to Mark Twain, but others may know better.
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> Joel
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