Saint Paul-Without-The-Walls, Rome. Author: Herbert Weber, Hildesheim. Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence. Wikimedia Commons.

15 April 2021

Acerbicness Rules O.K.

Winston Churchill.
Photograph by Yousuf Karsh, 1941.
Illustration: BRITANNICA.COM

“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 to George Bernard Shaw)


  1. Thank You, Dante Peregrinus, for your welcome Comment.

    One thing about “Winnie”, he was always memorable.

  2. No doubt. After Gallipoli, one would figure “Winnie” was not a man to be trifled with—Even in a duel of ripostes.


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