Friday, November 7, 2008

Winston Churchill's B-Day This Month

The great wartime leader of England was born in 1874, Nov. 30.

Who knows how I find these sites, but here is a great one (click on the image below):

Here's one of the best pages on the site:

Quotes Falsely Attributed To Churchill

A sample:

"Conservative by the time you're 35"
"If you're not a liberal when you're 25, you have no heart. If you're not a conservative by the time you're 35, you have no brain." There is no record of anyone hearing Churchill say this. Paul Addison of Edinburgh University makes this comment: "Surely Churchill can't have used the words attributed to him. He'd been a Conservative at 15 and a Liberal at 35! And would he have talked so disrespectfully of Clemmie, who is generally thought to have been a lifelong Liberal?"

"Rum, sodomy and the lash"
The only traditions of the Royal Navy are rum, sodomy and the lash. - -- Churchill's assistant, Anthony Montague-Browne said that although Churchill had not uttered these words, he wished he had.

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