"Only When I Laugh!"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Apr 12 18:39:55 UTC 2013

At 4/12/2013 11:32 AM, Stephen Goranson wrote:
>6 July 1940
>...The toughest man I've heard of was a gentleman who had the
>misfortune to run into an assegai in the Zulu War.
>"does it 'urt much?" asked his mate?
>"Only when I laugh," he answered.

So can we antedate it into the 19th century?  And which Zulu War?


>Stephen Goranson

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