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  •  Samuel Johnson said that puns were WS's (2+ / 0-)
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    Diana in NoVa, whenwego

    "fatal Cleopatra." Not sure he really nailed the metaphor, but the old grump did get across that he didn't approve of Willy's compulsive double entrendre-ing.

    "If you don't read the newspapers, you're uninformed. If you do read the newspapers, you're misinformed." -- M. Twain

    by Oliver St John Gogarty on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 02:43:19 PM PDT

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    •  Sam was rather a pill (1+ / 0-)
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      Portlaw

      With extraordinarily strong kidneys.  He's reputed to have drunk 24 cups of tea at one sitting--even more than I drink!

      Also, he evidently didn't wash much.

      "Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

      by Diana in NoVa on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 02:46:00 PM PDT

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