Winston Churchill Rocks!
The folks over at Worthwhile came up with this list of kick-ass put-downs.
Winston Churchill, the master of the cutting bon mot, makes a number of appearances, including these gems:
“I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play, bring afriend… 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
“Interpreter! Interpreter! How do you say the opposite of Vive LaFrance?” Winston Churchill, on Charles de Gaulle
Of course, one of my personal favorites is a remark he made when he was First Sea Lord: “The naval tradition? Don’t talk to me about the naval tradition! It’s nothing but rum, sodomy, and the lash.”