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What does Ponyboy say is the difference between "tuff" and "tough"?
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He mentions the difference between the two words in Chapter 1, right after he tells about all the main characters:
Tough and tuff are two different words. Tough is the same as rough; tuff means cool, sharp—like a tuff-looking Mustang or a tuff record. In our neighborhood both are compliments.
Posted by cburr on October 26, 2008 at 4:22 AM (Answer #1)
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