[LMB] Neurasthenic Git

A. Marina Fournier saffronrose at me.com
Wed Apr 19 23:09:45 BST 2017

On Apr 19, 2017, at 02:48 PM, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:

On Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:27:03 -0400, pouncer at aol.com wrote:

The US politician Calvin Coolidge progressed from droll to laconic
to being, famously, "Silent Cal" to "THE SPHINX" in public
conversations as time went by and he rose in office. Gregor had
no time for such gradual progression.

There's a story that some bright young thing, introduced to Coolidge,
said: "Daddy says he'll give me 100 dollars if I can get three words out
of you!", to which his reply was: "Dad wins."

I heard it as: an older woman, bet with her husband, and CC said, You lose.


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