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Offline coberst

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Did insults ever have class?
« on: 06/06/2009 13:59:02 »
Did insults ever have class?

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“These glorious insults are from an era when cleverness with words was still valued, before a great portion of the English language got boiled down to four letter words, uttered by monosyllabic idiots, not to mention the same jerks, waving middle fingers.” 

The exchange between Churchill & Lady Astor:   She said, "If you were my husband I'd give you poison," and he said, "If you were my wife, I'd drink it." 

A Member of Parliament to Disraeli: "Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease." "That depends, Sir," said Disraeli, "on whether I embrace your policies or your mistress." 

"He had delusions of adequacy." - Walter Kerr

"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire." -  Winston Churchill

"A modest little person, with much to be modest about." - Winston Churchill 

"I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure." - Clarence Darrow

And many more at:
http://www.allowe.com/Humor/book/When%20Insults%20Had%20Class.htm


 

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« Reply #1 on: 07/06/2009 14:45:44 »

The exchange between Churchill & Lady Astor:   She said, "If you were my husband I'd give you poison," and he said, "If you were my wife, I'd drink it." 


I like that one
 

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« Reply #2 on: 07/06/2009 20:05:17 »
Did insults ever have class?


  "He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire." -  Winston Churchill







this one was good
 

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« Reply #3 on: 09/06/2009 14:13:01 »
Actually, many of these are apocryphal, including this one and its variants. Lady (various attributed) to Churchill ...

"Sir, you are drunk"

"Yes, madam, and you are ugly, but tomorrow I shall be sober."
 

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