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This funny anecdote could be used to talk about leadership, come backs, drinking, being drunk, mean people, rude people, Winston Churchill and more.


I will be sober

Winston Churchill was famous for his one liners, this one included.

Winston Churchill was known for his occassional habit of drinking excessively. One night at a party, he shocked a rather prominent woman with his drunken outbursts. Insulted, she turned to him and said, "Mr Churchill, you are as drunk as a dog."

"Madam," said the Prime Minister, "I may be very drunk, but you are very ugly. But tomorrow," he added, "I shall be sober."

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