Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Thomas Reed vs. Henry Clay

  Winston Churchill vs. Lady Astor

Groucho Marx vs. a contestant on “You Bet Your Life,” 
after the contestant revealed that he was a father of 10.

Abraham Lincoln vs. Stephen Douglas, 
after Douglas called him “two-faced” during a debate.

James McNeill Whistler vs. Oscar Wilde, 
after Whistler had made a particularly witty observation.

Reverend Edward Everett Hale vs. the U.S. Senate,  
when asked if he prayed for the Senators.

Edna Ferber vs. Noel Coward  
Coward was remarking upon the fact 
that Ferber was wearing a tailored suit

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