Posted by Ward Fredericks on February 16, 2004
In Reply to: 'there's got to be a pony' posted by R. Berg on February 16, 2004
: : In a message to my favorite Aussie restauranteur, I used the expression above. It comes from an old joke about two sons, one an optimist, and one a pessimist. I won't go into the jokes' details, but want to ask, worldwide, if that expression is used and understood?
: In the U.S., yes. (Where are you?) It was one of President Ronald Reagan's favorite jokes.
: Thanks. I'm in Southern California now, but have lived all over the US, and the joke seems to be well known here. I don't know about other parts of the expanse of the english speaking world.