Tough VS. Tuff

By: Kaylee Laurich


First, Ponyboy described tough as the same as rough. He describes it as when you can deal with something that may hurt you and calls it tough. Second, some things that may be tough are like being in a fight or getting hurt and not crying. Lastly, Ponyboy says that either way, if you are tough or tuff, it is counted as a compliment.


First, tuff is associated with cool according to ponyboy. Second, in The Outsiders mustangs and corvettes are considered cool. In this generation the newest phones and clothing is considered cool. Lastly, most people in The Outsiders wanted to be considered cool or sharp and got things that may not fit the personality of the person.

Examples Of Tuff

Examples Of Tough