Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Changing standards for muscularity

From: Patrick King (
Date: 27 Mar 2008

--- Nathan Cain <> wrote:

> Macho means someone's got a chip on their shoulder
> and some adequacy
> issues. Tough is a bit more subtle.
****************************************************** I don't think its so subtle at all. Macho is an attitude. Tough is really difficult to break or wear down. A Ford truck may project a "macho" image, but when they say it's built Ford tough, they mean the truck is hard to break. Virtually anybody can act macho. But tough is not an image, it's real and measurable. A good leather motorcycle jacket is both macho and tough. A stylish leather motorcycle jacket made of soft leather is macho without being tough. You can't tell by the price. The stylish leather may cost as much if not more than the hard leather, but if you hit the road, you'll know the difference.

Patrick King

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