Classy Burns


Abraham Lincoln vs. a foreign diplomat

Reverend Edward Everett Hale vs. The U.S. Senate

Pericles vs. Alcibiades

Lewis Morris vs. Oscar Wilde

Noel Coward vs. Edna Ferber

Winston Churchill vs. Bessie Braddock

Henry Clay vs. Thomas Reed

Dorothy Parker vs. a drunk man

Calvin Coolidge vs. some lady at a White House dinner

Ilka Chase vs. an unknown actress

Miriam Hopkins vs. an unknown singer

Winston Churchill vs. a member of Parliament

Abraham Lincoln vs. Stephen Douglas
(After Douglas called him “two-faced” during a debate)

Gandhi vs. a reporter

Calvin Coolidge vs. an audience member

Winston Churchill vs. Lady Astor


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  1. Bubba and Joe Bob December 1, 2015

    That there Winston feller was purdy sharp. I’d vote for him if he run for President.

  2. Italiano Medio December 1, 2015

    Ah, good ol’ times! Those were real man… not today’s *****.

    • its mysoginistic to appreciate real men. Only femi-men are allowed these days.

  3. The same spirit is still alive today!
    Trenchant barb: “You’re a ****.”
    Witty rejoinder: “Stop. This is a safe space.” [everyone snaps fingers]
    Okay. Maybe not so much.

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