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'there's got to be a pony'

Posted by R. Berg on February 16, 2004

In Reply to: 'there's got to be a pony in there, somewhere' posted by Ward Fredericks 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.