Lady Nancy Astor:
"Winston, if you were my husband, I'd put poison in your coffee."
"Nancy, if you were my wife, I'd drink it."
Lady Astor was giving a costume ball and Winston Churchill asked her what
disguise she would recommend for him. She replied, "Why don't you come
sober, Mr. Prime Minister?"
During a visit to America, Winston Churchill was invited to a buffet
luncheon at which cold fried chicken was served. Returning for a second
helping, he asked politely, "May I have some breast?"
"Mr. Churchill," replied the hostess, "in this country we ask for
white meat or dark meat." Churchill apologized profusely.
The following morning, the lady received a magnificent orchid from
her guest of honor. The accompanying card read: "I would be most obliged if
you would pin this on your white meat."