When Insults Had Class — 4 Comments

  1. Oscar Wilde was the man! 🙂 Evidently, he was a gentleman’s gentleman. He was a cool cat way before his time.

    The one by Clarance Darrow – Classic!

    I had forgotten some of these grand insults of yore.

  2. I’ve always been keen on the Astor – Churchill exchange. Would that one’s own ready wit were that rapier sharp when required – trouble is I always seem to come up with the cutting remarks about 8 hours later. Damn.

  3. The shiver one sounds like a lot of the men I’ve dated.

    And I’m acquainted with several people who’s obituary I’d read with pleasure.

    Eloquence is a lost art.