These glorious insults are from an era when cleverness with
words was still valued, before a great portion of 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 give you poison," and he
said, "If you were my wife, I'd drink
A member of Parliament to
Disraeli: "Sir, you will either die on
the gallows or of some unspeakable
"That depends, Sir,"...