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snopes 05 October 2011 04:55 PM

Betty White
 
Comment: People all over the internet are saying that Betty White said the
following quote: "Why do people say "grow some balls"? Balls are weak and
sensitive! If you really wanna get tough, grow a vagina. Those things take
a pounding."

I'm skeptical of this, as I saw the quote going around before it was
attributed to her. I also can't find the original source, only people
quoting it. Seems fishy.

Alarm 05 October 2011 04:58 PM

Yeah, my wife saw this on FB last night and felt the need to relay it to me including the fact it was from "Betty White".

I didn't have the heart to tell her I'd heard this before. :rolleyes:

ParaDiddle 05 October 2011 05:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alarm (Post 1535460)
{snip} I didn't have the heart to tell her I'd heard this before. :rolleyes:

I heard it too. In fact, I first read it in a Dan Savage article after it was linked here on the ULMB. I've been trying to verbally paraphrase Savage's words ever since. I'd imagine that others have also attempted to do so, but lets see if there's an actual source of Betty White taking a stab at it.

- P

{ETA} Link to Savage Love from April 29th 2010

videoguy 05 October 2011 11:00 PM

It's Sheng Wang's joke (unless he stole it, I guess).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8QKGwb3c5I

ParaDiddle 06 October 2011 04:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by videoguy (Post 1535643)
It's Sheng Wang's joke (unless he stole it, I guess).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8QKGwb3c5I

Video posted to YouTube in April of 2011. Any idea when Mr. Sheng started telling the joke?

- P

videoguy 06 October 2011 03:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ParaDiddle (Post 1535806)
Video posted to YouTube in April of 2011. Any idea when Mr. Sheng started telling the joke?

- P

I don't know, but I just found an earlier video (1/30/11) of him saying it.
http://comedians.jokes.com/sheng-wan...---grow-a-pair

BrianB 07 October 2011 09:08 AM

I found it attributed to Betty White on a message board post on 22 September 2005. I also found it quoted on another message board post without attribution dated 19 July 2005. Assuming the Wikipedia article about Sheng Wang is accurate he's been a stand-up comic since 1998. However, that same article implies his professional career didn't pick up until 2007. I see he does have a contact link on his official website but I'm not sure if he or his agent would be interested in this thread. :)
Brian

BrianB 07 October 2011 09:41 AM

Unfortunately, I just realized those quotes are in the posters' sigs, which could have been updated recently. So, never mind! :-o I'll keep looking.
Brian

BrianB 07 October 2011 11:25 AM

The webmaster of the site TheDamianZone.com said on 5 October 2011 that Betty White emailed him and said she never said it. Also, he backs up Sheng Wang as the author of the joke in its current form.
Brian


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