Winston Churchill (artist unknown) [The National Archives. United Kingdom]

Winston Churchill was visiting another country. The first evening there, at the state dinner, he pointed to the chicken entree and said, "May I have some breast?"

The hostess raised her eyebrows and curtly responded, "Mr. Churchill, in this country we ask for white meat or dark meat."

"My apologies, Madam, I was not aware of your customs."

The following day, a thank you gift was delivered to the party's hostess with a large orchid. The following was written on the note: "I would be obliged if you would pin this on your white meat."

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