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For most of us that perfect retort or witty reply often escapes us when we need it most only to come to mind with perfect clarity when its too late to be useful The twentieth century writer Heywood Broun described this all too common phenomenon when he wrote Repartee is what we wish wed saidIn Viva la Repartee Dr Mardy Grothe author of Oxymoronica has lovingly assembled a collection of masterfully composed and perfectly timed replies that have turned the tables on opponents and adversaries This delightful volume is a celebration of the most impressive retorts ripostes rejoinders comebacks quips ad libs bon mots off the cuff comments wisecracks and other clever remarks ever to come out of the mouths and from the pens of people throughout history Touching on all areas of human endeavor including politics the arts literature sports relationships and even the risqu the book features contributions from Oscar Wilde Mark Twain Dorothy Parker Mae West Groucho Marx Winston Churchill Dolly Parton and scores As entertaining as it is intellectually enriching Viva la Repartee is sure to capture the attention of language lovers and is the perfect antidote for anyone whos ever thought I wish Id said thatFor most of us that perfect retort or witty reply often escapes us when we need it most only to come to mind with perfect clarity when its too late to be useful The twentieth century writer Heywood Broun described this all too common phenomenon when he wrote Repartee is what we wish wed saidIn Viva la Repartee Dr Mardy Grothe author of Oxymoronica has lovingly assembled a collection of masterfully composed and perfectly timed replies that have turned the tables on opponents and adversaries This delightful volume is a celebration of the most impressive retorts ripostes rejoinders comebacks quips ad libs bon mots off the cuff comments wisecracks and other clever remarks ever to come out of the mouths and from the pens of people throughout history Touching on all areas of human endeavor including politics the arts literature sports relationships and even the risqu the book features contributions from Oscar Wilde Mark Twain Dorothy Parker Mae West Groucho Marx Winston Churchill Dolly Parton and scores As entertaining as it is intellectually enriching Viva la Repartee is sure to capture the attention of language lovers and is the perfect antidote for anyone whos ever thought I wish Id said thatFor most of us that perfect retort or witty reply often escapes us when we need it most only to come to mind with perfect clarity when its too late to be useful The twentieth century writer Heywood Broun described this all too common phenomenon when he wrote Repartee is what we wish wed saidIn Viva la Repartee Dr Mardy Grothe author of Oxymoronica has lovingly assembled a collection of masterfully composed and perfectly timed replies that have turned the tables on opponents and adversaries This delightful volume is a celebration of the most impressive retorts ripostes rejoinders comebacks quips ad libs bon mots off the cuff comments wisecracks and other clever remarks ever to come out of the mouths and from the pens of people throughout history Touching on all areas of human endeavor including politics the arts literature sports relationships and even the risqu the book features contributions from Oscar Wilde Mark Twain Dorothy Parker Mae West Groucho Marx Winston Churchill Dolly Parton and scores As entertaining as it is intellectually enriching Viva la Repartee is sure to capture the attention of language lovers and is the perfect antidote for anyone whos ever thought I wish Id said that


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    Jolly good read and made me laugh out aloud A nice little page turner for those moments of just enjoying and not 'intellectualising' too much Some retorts are so clever