Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Oscar Wilde - Britain's Top Wit By Vote

And the popular plurality goes to:

LONDON (Reuters) - Playwright Oscar Wilde, who even managed to mutter on his death bed "Either those curtains go or I do," was named in a poll on Monday as Britain's greatest wit.

He captured 20 percent of the vote, just two points ahead of comedian Spike Milligan, who had engraved on his tombstone the epitaph "I told you I was ill."

Winston Churchill said: "Bessie, you're ugly. And tomorrow morning I will be sober but you will still be ugly."

Noel Coward: "Wit ought to be a glorious treat like caviar. Never spread it about like marmalade."

Margaret Thatcher, once quipped: "Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."

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