"The last war fought between gentlemen"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jun 21 19:32:15 UTC 2012

That's how Winston Churchill allegedly characterized the American Civil
War.  Some smart guys predictably say "among" instead of "between," and a
few people seem to say "by."

I can't find any evidence, beyond the bald assertion, that Churchill ever
said anything of the sort. Why would he? He was no dope.

GB takes the quote back to 1955.

Over to you, Garson.


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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