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    ONE of Ronald Reaganís favourite jokes

    ONE of Ronald Reaganís favourite jokes, loved and polished like a pebble carried for luck, told of a small boy with incurable optimism. Shown a room heaped with horse dung, the child gleefully began digging. ďWith all this manure,Ē the boy beamed, ďthere must be a pony in here somewhere.Ē


    Could someone please explain me what is being said in the above sentences? The above two sentences are the opening sentence of the passage.

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    Re: ONE of Ronald Reaganís favourite jokes

    The passage seems to be part of a motivational speech: What at the beginning appears to be a denial
    (dung/financial crisis effects) becomes a dream come true (a pony for a child /economic growth for grown-ups).

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    Re: ONE of Ronald Reaganís favourite jokes

    Hi, I don't understand what you have written. Could you please explain?
    Last edited by Reading Comprehension; 11-Aug-2014 at 03:55.

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    Re: ONE of Ronald Reaganís favourite jokes

    The boy is an optimist- most people would be unhappy to see a room full of dung, but the boy sees an opportunity.

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    Re: ONE of Ronald Reaganís favourite jokes

    Quote Originally Posted by Champleon View Post
    The passage seems to be part of a motivational speech: What at the beginning appears to be a denial
    (dung/financial crisis effects) becomes a dream come true (a pony for a child /economic growth for grown-ups).
    There is nothing in this joke about economics.

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