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Wikiquote: Winston Churchill
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, FRS, PC (Can) (1874-11-30 – 1965-01-24) was a British politician. He was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, and again from 1951 to 1955. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953.
Churchill: Madam, would you sleep with me for five million pounds?
Socialite: My goodness, Mr. Churchill… Well, I suppose… we would have to discuss terms, of course…
Churchill: Would you sleep with me for five pounds?
Socialite: Mr. Churchill, what kind of woman do you think I am?!
Churchill: Madam, we’ve already established that. Now we are haggling about the price.
(This is a very old joke where the participants vary dramatically from each telling. It’s very unlikely though not impossible that the joke originated from Churchill.)
Wikiquote: George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw (1856-07-26 – 1950-11-02) was an Irish playwright, who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925.
GBS: Madam, would you sleep with me for a million pounds?
Actress: My goodness, Well, I’d certainly think about it.
GBS: Would you sleep with me for a pound?
Actress: Certainly not! What kind of woman do you think I am?!
GBS: Madam, we’ve already established that. Now we are haggling about the price.
(This dialogue is also attributed to Winston Churchill).
20 January 1962, Nevada State Journal (Reno, NV), pg. 4, col. 7:
Editor, Nevada State Journal:
In this morning’s (Thursday’s) Nevada State Journal the Chairman of the Recall Committee had admitted that it is perfectly true that his committee is paying for signatures obtained on recall petitions. However, he denied that the price is 50 cents for each signature but alleges, on the contrary, that it is 10 cents per signature. This reminds me of Winston Churchill’s observation that “We have established what you are—we are simply haggling about the price.”
(Letter from Peter Echeverria—ed.)
A Look Down the Lonesome Road
By Ralph Creger
Garden City, NY: Doubleday
The story is about a socialite and her escort who were at a party, discussing women’s virtue and the value placed on it. The gentleman had a theory, and to test it he asked the following question, “Would you spend the weekend with me, alone, at my country estate.” (...) The woman, after some hesitation, admitted that she probably would. Then came the next question, “Would you come up to my room with me later this evening for $5.00?” “Certainly not!” stormed the infuriated lady. “What do you think I am?” “We’ve established that,” replied her escort, “now we are trying to determine your price.”
Best of Hillbilly:
A prize collection of 100-proof writing from Jim Comstock’s West Virginia hillbilly
By Jim F. Comstock and Otto Whittaker
New York, NY: Grosset & Dunlap
Then he asked her if she would for fifty dollars, and she became huffy and said, “What kind of a woman do you think I am?” Whereupon the statesman replied, “That, madam, has been established. We are now trying to arrive at a price.”
Rationale of the Dirty Joke:
An analysis of sexual humor, Volume 1
By Gershon Legman
“Assuming that we gave the money to charity, would you sleep with me for ten thousand dollars?” After some thought she says, “Yes.” “And would you for two dollars?” “Why, what do you think I am!” “We’ve already decided that.”
The Lively Commerce:
Prostitution in the United States
By Charles Winick and Paul M. Kinsie
Chicago, IL: Quadrangle Books
He asked a titled English lady, “Madam, would you go to bed with me for a million pounds?” The lady was taken aback, but said, “Well, for that kind of money, yes.” Shaw continued, “Well, would you go to bed with me for two pounds?”
Communication: ethical and moral issues
Edited by Lee Thayer
New York, NY: Gordon and Breach, Science Publishers, Inc.
I’m sure you all know the story of the man who came across a young lady at a party and asked her whether she would sleep with him for $150,000. She replied that she’d probably do almost anything for $150,000. The man said, “Well, would you sleep with me for $10?” And she replied, “What kind of a woman do you think I am?” He said, “We’ve already established that. We’re only haggling over the price.” What this says is that we are all more or less corrupt and, some say, we all have our price.
Defending the Undefendable:
The pimp, prostitute, scab, slumlord, libeler, moneylender, and other scapegoats in the rogue’s gallery of American society
By Walter Block
New York, NY: Fleet Press Corp.
The woman indignantly replies, “How dare you, what kind of woman do you think I am!,” as she slaps his face. “Well we’ve already established what kind of woman you are. Now, we’re trying to establish the price,” he replies.
The Man They Couldn’t Gag
By Peter Wilson
This prompts him to ask: ‘Would you sleep with me for £5?’ Her indignation is unfeigned: ‘What do you think I am?’ And he retorts: ‘I think we’ve established that.’
19 April 1979, Los Angeles (CA) Times, pg OC-C1:
She says, ‘What kind of a woman do you think I am?’ and he replies, ‘Well, we’ve already settled that. Now we’re just haggling over price.’
Puzzles and essays from “The exchange”:
Tricky reference questions
By Charles R. Anderson
It is not exactly a quotations, but there is a story to this effect: A woman says to a man, “What kind o woman do you think I am?” The man replies, “We’ve already established that, Madam. Now we’re simply determining the price.” What is the source?
This is an apocryphal story attributed to George bernard Shaw. Shaw is said to have asked a lady at dinner one night if she would go to bed with him for 1,000 pounds. The lady hesitated but finally agreed, so Shaw asked if she would do the same for one pound. “Certainly not!” objected the lady. “What do you take me for?” “We have already settled that,” said Shaw. “What we are trying to find out now is the price” (Esar, 1978).
The Quote Verifier:
Who said what, where, and when
By Ralph Keyes
New York, NY: St. Martin’s Griffin
In an even-less-likely exchange, Shaw asked a proper lady sitting next to him at a dinner party whether she’d go to bed with him for ten (Pg. 194—ed.) thousan pounds. After considering his proposition, the lady said she would. WHen Shaw asked if she’d go to bed with him for one pound, she bridled, asking, “What kind of woman do you think I am?” “We’ve already established that,” Shaw supposedly responded. “Now we’re just haggling over the price.”
There’s A Word For A Girl Like Mary Landrieu
There’s an old joke where a man walks up to a woman in a bar and says, “Will you sleep with me for a million dollars?” She thinks for a second and then says, “Sure.” The man smiles and says, “Will you sleep with me for one dollar?” The woman tosses her drink in the man’s face and says, “What kind of girl do you think I am?”
“We already know the answer to that,” replies the man. “Now we’re just negotiating price.”
Apparently, Senator Mary Landrieu’s price is $100 million dollars.
This entry was posted on Friday, November 20th, 2009 at 9:49 am and is filed under Health Care Reform, Politics.
Seeing Red AZ
Democrats for sale: “We’re just negotiating the price”
Until recently Sen. Ben Nelson (Dem-NE), Sen. Mary Landrieu (Dem-LA) and Sen. Blanche Lincoln (Dem-AR) were the last holdouts among the 58 Democrats and two Independents whose votes Majority Leader Harry Reid and Barack Obowma must have to force the American people into a socialized medicine plan controlled by the federal government.
Landrieu was bought off with over $100 million in federal funds for her state of Louisiana and lifted restrictions on oyster harvesting, among other considerations.
The Democrat slipperiness is reminiscent of this tale widely (and probably incorrectly) attributed to Winston Churchill:
“At a late night dinner party, so the story goes, an inebriated Churchill asked an attractive woman whether she would sleep with him for a million pounds.
“Perhaps,” the woman said coyly.
“Would you sleep with me for one pound?” Churchill then asked.
“Of course not, what kind of woman do you take me for?” the woman responded indignantly.
“Madam, we’ve already established what kind of woman you are,” said Churchill, “now we’re just negotiating the price.”
This entry was posted on Saturday, November 21st, 2009 at 3:29 pm and is filed under Any core values?, Congress, Deception, Health, Hope and Change, Those Dems.
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“Madam, we’ve already established what kind of woman you are,” said Churchill, “now we’re just negotiating the price.” Oh, that Churchill!