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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Repartee

1.  Thomas Reed vs. Henry Clay. 


  
  
2. Winston Churchill vs. Lady  Astor. 


  
  
3. NYC Mayor Ed Koch vs. Andrew  Kirtzman, after the reporter insisted on pressing a point about an inconsistent  statement Koch had made. 


  
  
4. Groucho Marx vs. A  contestant on You Bet Your Life, after the  contestant revealed that he was a father of 10. 


  
  
5. Abraham Lincoln vs. Stephen  Douglas, after Douglas called him two-faced during a debate. 


  
  
6. Pierre Trudeau vs. Richard  Nixon, upon hearing that Nixon had called him an asshole. 


  
  
  
8. Oscar Wilde vs. Lewis Morris  Morris had just been passed over for the Poet Laureateship. 


  
  
9. Miriam Hopkins vs. An  anonymous singer 

  
  
10. James McNeill Whistler vs.  Oscar Wilde, after Whistler had made a particularly witty  observation. 


  
  
  
11. Senator Fritz Hollings vs.  Henry McMastor, when challenged by his Republican opponent during a televised  debate to take a drug test. 


  

12. Reverend Edward Everett  Hale vs. The U.S. Senate, when asked if he prayed for the  Senators. 


  
  
13. Edna Ferber vs. Noel Coward: Coward was remarking upon the fact that Ferber was wearing a tailored suit. 


  
  
14. Henry Clay vs.  Massachusetts Senator Daniel Webster after seeing a pack of mules  walk by. 


  
  
  
15. Winston Churchill vs. A  Member of Parliament. 


  
  
  
16. Calvin Coolidge vs. Some  random lady at a White House dinner. 


  
  
17. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart vs.  An admirer. 

 




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