"President Coolidge - man of few words" joke

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"Silent Cal" Coolidge may have been the least voluble of all U.S. presidents.
He was very well known to be a man of few words.
Once, a reporter said to him: "I have a wager on with the boys back at the paper, who bet me I couldn't get you to say three words to me!"
Coolidge replied: "You lose."

a supposedly true story from:
Bermant, G. (1976). Sexual behavior: Hard times with the Coolidge
Effect. In M. H. Siegel & H. P. Zeigler (Eds.), /Psychological
Research: The inside story/ (pp. 76-103). New York: Harper & Row.
One day the President and Mrs. more...

When someone complained to Calvin Coolidge about his habitual silence he replied, "Well, I found out early in life that you didn't have to explain something you hadn't said."

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