Fuck 'Em If They Can't Take A Joke
March 26, 2008 1:38 PM Subscribe
Where/when did the phrase "Fuck 'em if they can't take a joke" originate?
posted by limeonaire to society & culture (11 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I've seen/heard it in a lot of different places, and associate it with the Church of the SubGenius. The guy in the cubicle next to mine says it originated with Bette Midler. A quick Google finds evidence that she said that 1979ish—but does anyone have an earlier Bette Midler reference for the phrase? Or, alternately, know whether this phrase gained currency anywhere else before that?