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Posted By: Stilly River Sage
14-Apr-05 - 10:27 AM
Thread Name: BS: Witty Epigrams: Lifetime Achievement
Subject: RE: BS: Witty Epigrams: Lifetime Achievement
Ah, Samuel Johnson. That's a good one! (I have a very early edition of one of his dictionaries, inherited from my father's family.)

I hadn't thought of Mencken, but he did more than his share of contributing pithy one-liners in his lifetime. Mencken, like Walter Winchell, had a great deal of influence with his newspaper work. (This is in no way an endorsement of either man's politics, which were complicated, as I recall).