Monday, January 23, 2006

A Conflict of Wit

It is said that Winston Churchill and George Bernard Shaw did not have much time for each other.

During the 1930s, sometimes known as Churchill's 'Wilderness Years', Shaw sent him four tickets for the first night of one of his new plays, with the comment 'These are for you and your friends - if you have any.'

Churchill returned the tickets with the reply that he was already engaged on that particular evening, adding 'But, I would very much like to have tickets for the second night - if there is one.'

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