Feiffer Quote Source

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Oct 16 11:45:30 UTC 2005

Jules Feiffer's most famous cartoon caption is:

I used to think I was poor.  Then they told me I wasn't poor, I was
needy.  Then they told me it was self-defeating to think of myself as
needy, I was culturally deprived.  Then they told me deprived was a bad
image, that I was underprivileged.  Then they told me underprivileged was
overused, that I was disadvantage.  I still don't have a dime, but I do
have a _great_ vocabulary.

The above cartoon is said to have been published in 1965, but I don't have
any details of the place of publication.  Is anyone able to supply such

Fred Shapiro

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