How to be Insulting to Vicars
The early nineteenth-century Prime Minister, George Canning was asked by a vicar how he had enjoyed the sermon that he had just preached.
'You were brief,' Canning told him.
'Yes, you know that I avoid being tedious,' replied the vicar.
'But you were tedious,' added Canning.
A friendly old vicar met Groucho Marx for the first time and started to tell him how much he enjoyed his films.
'I want to thank you Mr. Marx for all the enjoyment you've given the world,' he said.
'And I want to thank you for all the enjoyment you've taken out of it,' replied Groucho.