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  • n  light teasing repartee

  • In the 19th century, a rogue's gallery of MPs was better known for drunken raillery and fist-fighting than for any legislative achievements.
  • It celebrates the chicanery of the human spirit, the love of raillery and rodomontade.
  • But much of the raillery in Step Brothers seems lazy or desperate.
News & Articles

  • Scotland the Brave No More
    In Duck Soup, one of the stuffy characters responds to Groucho's raillery with the protest: "I didn't come here to be insulted!" to which Groucho quips "Oh really? Where do you usually go?"
    Aug. 20, 2013 - Mona Charen via Yahoo! News
  • The Left lives freely in Scotland -
    In Duck Soup, one of the stuffy characters responds to Groucho’s raillery with the protest: “I didn’t come here to be insulted!” to which Groucho quips “Oh really? Where do you usually go?”
    Aug. 20, 2013 - The Robesonian
  • Unchecked leftism gets ugly - Tue, 20 Aug 2013 PST
    In the Marx Brothers’ “Duck Soup,” one of the stuffy characters responds to Groucho’s raillery with the protest: “I didn’t come here to be insulted!” to which Groucho quips “Oh really? Where do you usually go?” I went to Scotland. Don’t misunderstand, the Scots were delightful hosts – friendly, accommodating and, of course, a delight to the ears. The country is as beautiful as advertised, and ...
    Aug. 20, 2013 - The Spokesman-Review
Quotes

  • Aristotle in ChronicleHerald.ca
    Perhaps Aristotle explains it most eloquently: "Humour is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humour; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit."

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