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The Coffee House Philosopher

Making smart remarks


Oh to be able to say precisely the right thing at just the right time. That is to say, one would be able to reply to an insult with a real zinger that puts the resident smart aleck in his place. And at the same time, the zinger would not be so “over the top” that it gets the person hurt, physically or emotionally. A pretty tall order for your “average Joe,” but some people definitely have the talent to live on the edge.

One of the best at this was none other than Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, of whom it can be said, “he weaponized the English language, and sent it into battle...

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