Funny Churchill and George Bernard Shaw Telegrams


Winston Churchill was renowned for his witty sense of humor and George Bernard Shaw was no slouch in that department either.  George Bernard Shaw playfully telegrammed Winston Churchill just prior to the opening of his new play, Major Barbara, offering Churchill tickets to the show.  The telegrams went as follows:

Shaw to Churchill: “I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend… if you have one.”

Churchill’s response: “Cannot possibly attend first night; will attend second, if there is one.”



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