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Friday, 20 February 2015

My Threexxx Four favourite historic put-downs.

And, they were all made by one man!
Lady Astor to Winston Churchill; "Winston, if I were your wife, I’d put poison in your coffee." "Nancy," Churchill replied; "if I were your husband, I’d drink it." 
One of the Prime Minister's bodyguards confirmed this exchange was with Bessie Braddock: Bessie to Winston; "Winston, you are drunk, exceedingly drunk". Winston replied; "And, you are ugly, my dear, exceedingly ugly, but, in the morning, I shall be sober." 
Finally, there was this exchange by telegram with George Bernard Shaw: GBS: Tickets at door for my first night, bring a friend, if you have one."WSC: Can't make first night, will come second night, if there is one."
I typed these, in no particular order, which one do you prefer, and do you know any other famous put-downs in history? Here's another to start you off:
Duke of Wellington: "We have always been, we are, and I hope we always will be... detested by the French."

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