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Sam Goldwyn

Sam Goldwyn, the movie producer, used to mangle the English language so badly that his malaprops and mixed metaphors came to be known as Goldwynisms. Some that have become classics are...

  • A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on.
  • Every Tom, Dick, and Harry is named William.
  • Now, gentlemen, listen slowly.
  • For your information, I would like to ask a question.
  • Include me out.
  • Don’t talk to me while I’m interrupting.
  • I may not always be right, but I’m never wrong.

Bits and Pieces, December, 1989, pp. 12-13