Friday, June 21, 2024

Quote of the Day - Cancer edition

This week's ordeals made me think of a Churchill quote - unexpectedly a quote about Sir Winston, rather than by him.  His great bete noir in Parliament was Lady Nancy Astor of the Unionist Party (Churchill led the Tory Party).  Probably the most famous Nancy Astor story is the one where, after a particularly contentious Parliamentary debate she remarked "Winston, if you were my husband I would poison your coffee" and he replied "Nancy, if you were my wife I would drink it with pleasure."  Good times, good times.

But that's not the quote, although it does come from Lady Nancy.  Churchill developed a tumor, and it was removed.  Naturally, this was front page news throughout the realm.  A week or two later, the news reported that the tumor was benign.

At this, Lady Nancy remarked that "They seem to have removed the only non-malignant part of Winston".

UPDATE 25 JUNE 2024 14:27: Dwight has more Churchill here.  Funny and interesting at the same time.


Richard said...

Poison his tea. That is what Brits drink.

Glen Filthie said...

Well this is what comes of letting women into politics and leadership positions. Thanks to them, Britain is a place where you can’t own guns for self defence, imported vibrant gangs groom your children, and yobs and chavs can beat you to death while the Bobbies stand around and watch. But if you chit poast on Fasebook you’ll have the SAS breaking down your door to haul you away.

They’re trying to do the same here too… and to be fair their idiot men are going along with it…

Justin_O_Guy said...

Ahh, back when wit and intellect were the tools. Now it's
Gin up some Boss Hogg charges and ruin him in a corrupt courtroom.

HMS Defiant said...

Gin 'n it, isn't it?