Dorothy Parker

When American columnist and wit Franklin P Adams challenged her to use the word ‘horticulture’ in a sentence, she came back with “You can lead a horticulture, but you can’t make her think”.

From a “Constant Reader” review in The New Yorker of A.A. Milne’s The House at Pooh Corner, commenting on the use of the word “hummy” for “honey”.  “It is that word ‘hummy,’ my darlings, that marks the first place in The House at Pooh Corner at which Tonstant Weader Fwowed up.”

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