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Shakespeare. A Good Reply when You Don’t Know What to Say

“Look, he’s winding up the watch of his wit; By and by it will strike.” (Tempest act 2, sc.1) Tips for Use.  How often we know what to answer to an ironic remark or a joke and yet the answer … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s Optimal Comeback, Insult or Retort to Stupid Remark

“Thy lips rot off” (Timon of Athens act 4, sc. 3) Tips for Use.  Excellent way out when you cannot immediately come up with a retort to a witticism or accusing remark of which you are the subject. Equally usable … Continue reading

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