"Man, I hope Jermain just knocks Hopkins OUT!"
"You said that last time. It's not gonna happen. He's gonna have to work for it."
"I know, I know. Bernard is just a...a THUG. But he's a tough thug."
"Whoa--wait, wait, wait. Isn't "tough" pretty much part of the definition of "thug?"
"No, you can be a thug without being tough."
"Now, how is THAT possible?"
"Oh, never mind."
"Nope, you're not gettin' outta this one. How can a thug NOT be tough?"
"Okay, okay. You could be the kind of guy who'd pick a bunch of fights, but lose them all."
"Well, no...that would just make you a PUNK. Right?
"Yes, you'd be a punk. Well, anyway, Bernard is a thug, and he's a TOUGH thug!"
"So, does that make him a THUPERTHUG?"
With all due apologies, and our best wishes to our hometown boy, Jermain Taylor. Make hash out of Hopkins tomorrow, m'boy. We'll be watching.