When Insults had Class

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  1. dweiss17

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    #1 dweiss17, Sep 6, 2015
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    Tomorrow is Labor Day...I'll do the same like I did last Labor Day...NOTHING!

    However, I submit this little formula for great insults.

    It's called..."when insults had class."


    These glorious insults are from an era before the English language got boiled down to 4-letter words

    A member of Parliament to Disraeli: "Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable dise

    "That depends, Sir," said Disraeli, "whether I embrace your policies or your mistress.".

    "He had delusions of adequacy."

    - Walter Ker



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

    - Winston Churchill.

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

    - Clarence Darrow.

    "He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary."

    - William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway).

    "Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time reading it.".

    - Moses Hadas.

    "I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.".

    - Mark Twain.

    "He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends."

    - Oscar Wild

    "I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend, if you have one."

    - George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchil

    "Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second .... if there is one.".

    - Winston Churchill, in response.

    "I feel so miserable without you; it's almost like having you here.".

    - Stephen Bishop.

    "He is a self-made man and worships his creator.".

    - John Bright.

    "I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial.".

    - Irvin S. Cobb.

    "He is not only dull himself; he is the cause of dullness in others.".

    - Samuel Johnson.

    "He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up."

    - Paul Keating.

    "In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily.".

    - Charles, Count Talleyrand


    "He loves nature in spite of what it did to him.".

    - Forrest Tucker.

    "Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?"

    - Mark Twain.

    "His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork."

    - Mae West.

    "Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."

    - Oscar Wilde


    "He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts... for support rather than illumination."

    - Andrew Lang (1844-1912)


    "He has Van Gogh's ear for music.".

    - Billy Wilder

    "I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But I'm afraid this wasn't it.".

    - Groucho Marx.














































     
  2. Steven Thornberry

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    Haven't across a Reference to Moses Hadas almost 40 years. Better to do A. E. Housman.
     
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    Some of those are brilliant, thanks for posting :)
     
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    Had to smile at the well thought out jabs :)
     
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    I just ran across your post. The quotes are amazing. I love every one of them. How are things in Northeast Philly, still living around North East public H.S.?

    Haven't heard from you since the old ### Chapter. I live in the North West part of Philly. Roxborough to be exact. Have stayed in touch with some of the old ### members, Tom Huber Jim hanney Fred Hansen, etc. Hey just thought I would say Hi.

    I belong to Chapter 1 now.

    Frank Juchniewicz (leghorn), on the messageboard.
     
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    Winston Churchill at a party:

    "Madam, you are ugly. Tomorrow I shall be sober and you will still be ugly!"

    Yogi Berra:

    1. "It's like deja vu all over again."
    2. "We made too many wrong mistakes."
    3. "You can observe a lot just by watching."
    4. "A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore."
    5. "He hits from both sides of the plate. He's amphibious."
     
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    #7 Randy Beckett, Sep 9, 2015
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    Winston Churchill and Lady Astor:

    Lady Astor - "Winston, if you were my husband, I would put poison in your tea."

    Churchill - "Nancy, if I were your husband, I would drink it."
     

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