Sexual DictionaryDictionary of the F-Word
Fuck 'em if they can't take a joke:Catchphrase directed at the moral majority, at people who have no sense of humor (and want none), or at people who regard one's sense of humor as twisted, weird and nothing to laugh at.
QUOTE-1: 'Fuck them if they can't take a joke.' Sam (Tom Berenger) about being an ex-revolutionary turned millionnaire actor in The Big Chill (1983).
QUOTE-2: Vic Deakins (John Travolta) arming the nuclear weapon at the end of Broken Arrow (1995): 'Fuck 'em if they can't take a joke!' Spoonerisms: Joke 'em if they can't fuck / Joke 'em if they can't take a fuck. Also a pattern for variations: Fuck 'em if (fill in the blanks) Examples from the Net: - (a) Fuck 'em if they can't at least fake an interest in... - (b) Fuck 'em if they're not in touch with their sexuality. - (c) Fuck 'em if they can't take a compliment. - (d) Fuck 'em if they don't like us.
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