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Lady Astor once commented to Winston Churchill, “If I were

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Lady Astor once commented to Winston Churchill, “If I were [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2017, 06:50
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Lady Astor once commented to Winston Churchill, “If I were married to you, I’d put poison in your coffee.” Churchill’s famous __________: “Nancy, if you were my wife, I’d drink it.”
A. anecdote
B. aphorism
C. retort
D. recrimination
E. rejoinder
F. maxim

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
Retort, rejoinder

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Re: Lady Astor once commented to Winston Churchill, “If I were [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2017, 08:22
The sentence reports an exchange of phrases between Lady Astor and Churchill. Churchill replies in kind to Lady Astor comment, so that his answer can be defined as a "retort" or a "rejoinder".

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Re: Lady Astor once commented to Winston Churchill, “If I were [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2017, 16:18
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You need two words describing a witty comeback. Retort and rejoinder are perfect.

Recrimination is too strong. A witty reply is not an anecdote, nor is it an aphorism or maxim (which, like proverbs, contain some general truth or wisdom and do not have to be funny).

Hence options retort, rejoinder are best fit!
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