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Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by carbon_15, Aug 7, 2002.

  1. carbon_15

    carbon_15 1*

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    "If I were your wife sir, I would poison your tea."
    "well, If you were my wife, i would drink it!"

    Anyone know? I vaguely remember it being someone promonent saying it to someone very promonent.
    Churchill to the Queen maybe? Sound kinda like something Mark Twain would say too.
     
  2. Beezer

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    IIRC, Churchill is credited with saying that to Lady Astor at a dinner party.

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  3. Meander

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    Twas George Bernard Shaw the playwrite who said it to Lady Astor.
    She'd spent a career being rejected by him, but was still trying to get into his knickers. This was her response to him for rejection, and his response to her...;f ;e ;c ;c ;c ;c ;i ;o ;h :cool: :(
     
  4. BruceH

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    Sounds like an exchange between Churchill and Lady Astor. Another reported exchange:

    Lady Astor: "Sir Winston, you are drunk!"

    Churchill: "Yes I am, and you are ugly. But in the morning, I will be sober."

    But to Churchill's credit, he is also credited with the following: "You make a living by what you make, but you make a life by what you give."

    Enuff said.
     
  5. Sugarfoot

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    I have to side with BruceH..
    I always thot it was Sir Winston...
     
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    Sounds like Churchill who was famous for silken verbal venom.;c
     
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    It was Churchill who upon being told by Lady Astor, "If you were my husband, I'd put poison in your tea."
    Replied "If I were your husband, I'd drink it!"


    Churchill also responded to Liverpool socialist MP Bessie Braddock, who told him, "Winston, you're drunk."
    Bessie, you're ugly. And tomorrow morning I'll be sober, but you'll still be ugly.

    He also said: "Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result."
     
  8. Meander

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    Probably at the same Cocktail Party tho, GBS and Astor interchange.
    She was 'up to him' but he asked, "Would you bed me for a Million Pounds?' She said, "Certainly". "Ok here's 2 pounds, have at it"
    She replied, "What sir, do you think I am, a common prostitute?'
    GBS replied, "well, I think we have already settled that question!"
    ;c ;c ;c ;c ;c ;e ;Q ;2 ;4
     
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    Gotta love Winston:

    "Mr. Attlee is a very modest man. Indeed he has a lot to be modest about."

    "There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot at without result."
     
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