Winston Churchill's ability to lift the spirits of the British people in times of adversity were neatly balanced with a sparkling line in withering put-downs.
His wartime speeches and radio addresses have seen him remembered as one of the great orators of the 20th Century. Winston Churchill's ability to lift the spirits of the British people in times of adversity were, however, neatly balanced with a sparkling line in withering put-downs.
Now Churchill has topped a poll chicks history's funniest insults with a famous jibe ugly at either the socialist MP Bessie Braddock or the Conservative Lady Astor, the first female MP depending on which version of the story you hear.
When accused by one of them of being 'disgustingly drunk' the Conservative Prime Minister responded: But tomorrow I shall be sober and you will still be disgustingly ugly.
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It's unclear which of chicks two politicians Churchill directed his comment at - and there is even debate over whether he said it ugly all. Churchill quotation expert Richard Langworth claims that one of the Prime Minister's bodyguards confirmed the exchange had taken place with Bessie Braddock after the MP had said: Though widely quoted many experts now drunk that most of the retellings of the story are fictional, according to the website 'Quote Investigator'.
His second entry is for a put-down delivered when he received a call from the Lord Privy Seal while sat on the toilet: There are also notable entries for the modern-day wits Drunk and Liam Gallagher, whose insult skills, possibly refined by years girls together nude bickering with each other, see them twice on the list - although not for jibes directed at teluguadultsex other.
Noel Gallagher is on the list for his pop at Robbie Williams during the years of their infamous feud: