Delicatessen pour les rosbiphiles...

Publié le par CHOU

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

 The exchange between Churchill & Lady Astor: She said, "If you were my husband I'd poison your coffee."
 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, "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

 "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 Wilde

 "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 Churchill

 "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)

 "I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it." - Groucho Marx

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<br /> Ah l'humour anglais, une mine de délectations... et puis c'est très très bien , tu m'as fait rouvrir mon dico pour 2/3<br /> mots oubliés ou même jamais sus comme la cigogne ou le gibet !!<br /> mon préféré celui de Keating tout en finesse.<br /> muchas thanks<br /> <br /> <br />
<br /> Yo you prego !<br /> <br /> <br />
<br /> SO GREAT!<br /> <br /> The proof talent can go with hilarious...<br />  <br /> <br /> <br />
<br /> Even better with hilarious !<br /> <br /> <br />
<br /> J'aime bien celle de Churchill sur les vices et les vertus! La réponse de Churchill à Shaw est aussi assez géniale !<br /> (Je ne comprends pas celle de Keating, je vais chercher dans le dico...)<br /> <br /> <br />
<br /> C'est du 100% pur rosbif de qualité !<br /> Quoi que, on m'a trompée... je vois du Mae West, Marx - US, et même ce Talleyrand bien franchouille... par contre aucun allemand. Nos amis teutons seraient-ils dépourvu de sens de l'humour ?<br /> <br /> <br />
<br /> Chouette ! Un autre rosbiphile ! <br /> <br /> <br />
<br /> Excellent ! Et c'est tout l'humour british qu'on aime tant, nous les rosbifophiles.<br /> <br /> <br />