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Napoleon’s Humor

Can you picture Napoleon Bonaparte giggling? Caulaincourt says he started joking while they were riding incognito through enemy country in a rickety sleigh and nearly freezing. Who was Caulaincourt? Napoleon’s Master of the Horse. Caulaincourt’s book, With Napoleon in Russia, … Continue reading

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Spartan Wit

Spartan wit was famous.   Laconic (Laconia was another word for Sparta) means short, pithy, to the point. Plutarch, the old Greek historian,  gives some examples: Once a Spartan king was watching a show with a sword-swallower.  “That’s easily done here … Continue reading

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