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Re: know a good one? [jokes thread]

When Thomas Wolfe dedicated his first, very lengthy, novel to his editor Maxwell Perkins, a proof copy was sent to F.Scott Fitzgerald for his opinion.
"Dear Max", Fitzgerald wrote, "I liked the dedication, but after that I thought it fell off a bit".
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Lady Astor was once completely nonplussed by an American sailor outside the Palace of Westminster. Seeing the young man staring in bewilderment at the facade of the House of Commons, she said to him:
"Would you like to go in?"
He answered: "You're the sort of broad my mother told me to avoid".