"When the going gets tough, …"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Apr 12 16:26:03 UTC 2013

My friend likes to quote Robert Stone: "When the going gets weird, the
weird turn pro."


On Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 11:44 AM, Arnold Zwicky <zwicky at stanford.edu> wrote:

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> "the tough get going". This proverb figures in a posting on a Zippy
> cartoon, here:
> http://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/body-language-and-lithuanians/
> in that posting, i quote Wikipedia speculations about the source.  i can't
> at the moment locate my copy of the Dictionary of Modern Proverbs, so i
> don't know if it's in there.  anyone have the skinny on the proverb?
> arnold
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