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"I'm drunk, your still ugly"

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jkklpu Mon 03-Aug-09 20:39:51

Saw this on T-shirt in supermarket yesterday. Churchill would be turning in his grave.

TrillianAstra Mon 03-Aug-09 20:45:50

I'm not sure t-shirts of that calibre are referencing Churchill. I think it's more likely to be a reflection on 'beer googles' making ugly people seem more attractive. A person who is ugly even when you are drunk must be very ugly indeed.

Clayhead Mon 03-Aug-09 20:47:11

Eek, did you have an urge to grab a marker pen and correct? smile

Tortington Mon 03-Aug-09 20:47:23

pmsl @this being explained

Hassled Mon 03-Aug-09 20:49:01

It's a bit of both. The Churchill quote is

Yes, madam, I am drunk. But in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.
-- (replying to Lady Astor's comment 'Sir, you're drunk!')

FabBakerGirlIsBack Mon 03-Aug-09 20:49:40

Plenty of people type your instead of you're on here too..

Lilymaid Mon 03-Aug-09 20:55:14

The original - though there seems to be many versions was:
Bessie Braddock: “Sir, you are drunk.”
Churchill: “Madam, you are ugly. In the morning, I shall be sober.”
(Bessie Braddock was a very fat Liverpool Labour MP)
Some people ascribe the quotation to Nancy Astor, but she wasn't ugly. One of her spats with Churchill was:
Sir, if you were my husband, I would give you poison.”
Churchill: “If I were your husband I would take it.”

jkklpu Mon 03-Aug-09 21:08:33

Thanks everyone - I know the original Churchill quote and was just trying to raise the level of the allusion above the obvious gutter of the ingenuity behind the item itself.

Just depressing: even if it were made in China by machines programmes by people who don't read English, that's no excuse for the person who actually bought it.

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