Letters: Jan. 7, 1929

Porter v. Dewar


Readers of TIME will enjoy this characteristic bit of repartee attributed to the "venerable Baron Dewar, who claims that whiskey is his muse":

Miss Porter-Porter, who considered her compound appellation a social asset of considerable potency, became indignant when the Noble Lord chose to ignore the repetition.

"My name is Porter-Porter," she emphasized, "—with a hyphen."

"To be sure," came the adroit reply, "And mine is Dewar-Dewar,—with a siphon."


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