Four letter words..!

THE other day I watched a well dressed gentleman, at least I thought he was one till he opened his mouth and four letter words, filth and foul language filled the air. He thought to be macho he had to mouth swear words, that an insult became fuller when four letter word was thrown in!
The English language can be insulting without being abusive, I remember complaining to a shopkeeper in London about something. He didn’t put his head up, all he said was, “There’s the door!” Said George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill, “I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend….if you have one!” And Winston Churchill unlike our great politicians who would take offense and put the man in jail replied, “”Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second… if there is one!”
And an exchange between Churchill and Lady Astor: She said, “If you were my husband, I’d give you poison,” and he said, “If you were my wife, I’d take it!” Writers use words like acid don’t they? “Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I’ll waste no time reading it.” – Moses Hadas.
“He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.” – Oscar Wilde “I feel so miserable without you; it’s almost like having you here!” Stephen Bishop “He is a self-made man and worships his creator!” John Bright. “I’ve just learned about his illness. Let’s hope it’s nothing trivial.” Irvin S. Cobb “He is not only dull himself, he is the cause of dullness in others.” -Samuel Johnson
“He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up” – Paul Keating “There’s nothing wrong with you that reincarnation won’t cure.” Jack E. Leonard “They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge.” – Thomas Brackett Reed “He loves nature in spite of what it did to him.” – Forrest Tucker
“Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?” -Mark Twain “His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.” – Mae West “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go!” Oscar Wilde And here’s one from Billy Wilder after hearing what was obviously a terrible performance “He has Van Gogh’s ear for music!”
And if you are one who doesn’t thrown insults, God bless you; its people like you who change the world by saying, “I forgive you, because you don’t know what you’re doing..!”
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