5. This is America Comeback 美式反驳

Henry Ward Beecher was an abolitionist who liked to speak his mind. When the Civil War took its start, Beecher traveled throughout the US attempting to gather up support and favor for Lincoln and his Emancipation Proclamation. He said that the Union would beat the Confederates in sixty days during his travels; and when he made a trip to England, this was used against him. At that time, war was still a very sensitive topic among the British, due to the Americans winning the Revolutionary War. While he was speaking in Manchester, one hostile man cried out: “Why didn’t you whip the Confederates in sixty days, as you said you would?” He hesitated only for a second, but then replied:

“Because we found we had Americans to fight this time, not Englishmen.”

4. Churchill’s Honest Comeback 丘吉尔最诚实的反驳

Winston Churchill makes this list again. In his early career, he was at a meeting and another member was giving a long-winded speech. Churchill began to close his eyes and fall asleep. At the sight of this, the member became visibly angry and shouted: “Mr. Churchill, must you fall asleep while I’m speaking?” Instead of making attempts at an apology or a cover-up, Churchill simply replied:


“No, it’s purely voluntary.”

3. The Best Self-Effacing Comeback 最佳谦让反驳

Abraham Lincoln was not the most attractive presidents but he was in a sense, almost fascinatingly ugly. During a debate, Lincoln was accused by his more hostile opponent of being two-faced. Lincoln managed to accomplish what few men have done before, he defended himself without insulting the other man, and even poked fun at a flaw of his all in the same sentence. Lincoln calmly turned to the crowd and said:

“If I had two faces, do you think I’d be wearing this one?”

2.The Classic Comeback from the King of the Comebacks

Winston Churchill makes this list again cet6w.com, proving him to truly be one of the world’s wittiest people. Attending a party in London, Churchill once again was drunk and intoxicated. An obviously extremely astute woman from Parliament, like Nancy Astor (the first entry), apparently was irritated by Churchill’s mannerisms. When she finally had enough, she came up to him and yelled: “Winston, you’re drunk!” He may have been drunk but that apparently didn’t affect his cognitive functions as he merely replied:

“You’re right Bessie, and you’re ugly. cet6w.com morning, I’ll be sober.”

1.The Might-Not-Have-Happened Comeback 不该发生的反驳

This final comeback needs no explanation nor introduction. One only needs to read the interview excerpt for him/herself to understand its greatness.

Female Interviewer: So, cet6w.com, what things are you going to teach these young boys when they visit your base?

cet6w.com: We’re going to teach them climbing, canoeing, archery, and shooting.

Female Interviewer: Shooting! That’s a bit irresponsible, isn’t it?

cet6w.com: I don’t see why, they’ll be properly supervised on the rifle range.

Female Interviewer: Don’t you admit that this is a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children?

cet6w.com: I don’t see how. We will be teaching them proper rifle discipline before they even touch a firearm.

Female Interviewer: But you’re equipping them to become violent killers.

cet6w.com: Well, Ma’am, you’re equipped to be a prostitute, but you’re not one, are you?

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