Whilst checking old threads to make sure that this subject hasn't been previously covered I came across this: https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/the-dumbest-comment-i-ever-heard.10462/page-156 It has some amusing comments, but it was posted in the hat section. Over time a few spats occurred that got quite sharp and the thread was closed. I'm not trying to resurrect that thread, far from it, just trying to inject a little humour in this current situation. Comebacks are by far the most withering way to gain a comeuppence, they have to be delivered with a smile and a wicked sense of banter. One of my favourites is that of our second female politician, (but the first to take her seat,) an American, name of: Nancy Astor, and Winston Churchill. Nancy: Winston, if you were my husband I would put poison in your coffee. Churchill: Nancy, if I were your husband, I would drink it. Movies and Hollywood have their fare share of put downs too: According to a Hollywood legend there was a pointed verbal encounter between the movie siren Jean Harlow and the sharp-tongued English aristocrat Margot Asquith. When Harlow attended a party given by Asquith, the movie star presumptuously referred to the hostess by her first name, and she repeatedly mispronounced it as “Mar Got”, i.e., she pronounced a “t” at the end of the name. Eventually, Asquith responded with a verbal knockout: "No, no, Jean. The ‘t’ is silent, as in Harlow." Another one that always brings a smile is a gem from Mark Twain: Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. Mark Twain also rephrased that by rewording a quip from President Lincoln. Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt. Lincoln. It’s better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt. Twain. Sound advice for some twitter users. I've picked some brilliant retorts along the way, have you?