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Lady Astor : ‘If you were my husband I’d give you poison.’
Winston Churchill : ‘If you were my wife, I’d drink it.’

Pulled this from a admiring blogger of Winston Churchill. “Nancy Astor was a native Virginian who became Britain’s first woman member of the House of Commons. In the 1930s she headed a clique in the House of Commons that found something to admire in Hitler’s Germany. Churchill described an Astorite as an appeaser “who feeds the crocodile hoping that it will eat him last.” One time shortly thereafter, Churchill found himself at Cliveden, the Astor mansion. After dinner Lady Astor presided over the pouring of coffee. When Churchill came by, she glared and said, ‘Winston, if I were your wife, I’d put poison in your coffee.’ ‘Nancy,’ Churchill replied to the acid-tongued woman, ‘if I were your husband, I’d drink it.’”

Many picture you find of Lady Astor are as a young girl, but the Astor and Churchill were only a few years apart in age so I wanted a picture showing them both approximately the same age.

Witty observation, disparaging remark, question for A.A., well this is your chance.

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