"This just in! A fifteen-man nineteen-forties swing-era-style big band was discovered intact today in Brno, Czechoslovakia."
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"Of course, if you want a dog that will rescue you from drowning, that's another story."
"Pardon me, would you mind passing the ketchup?"
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"Er – may you?
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"Of course that's only an estimate. The actual cost ill be somewhat more."
"He's a big fellow, that Grogan, isn't he?"
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"You don't think rum-filled centers would give his officers the wrong impression?"
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"We'd like to use one of your front windows."
"My, it feels good to sit down."
"Why Sergeant O'Brien! You startled me."
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"Then he said that people are supposed to forget conventions in times like these."
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"See Grouchy? We haven't missed a thing – the score is still nothing to nothing."
"Of course, at present Mademoiselle's neck is too long, but our Mr. Francis is going to change all that."
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"No, it's not for Bundles for Britain. Guess again."
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"They certainly wouldn't fool me."
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"Well, good luck, Herman!"
"He's really awfully attractive, for twenty-eight."
"We're simplifying our lives."
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"You were right, sir. It was dishwater. The chef regrets the error."
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"Well, good evening ,Mrs. Roosevelt."
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"Now, this little scarf is just to give you that completely dressed feeling."
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"How old is a Major?"
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"Gentlemen, gentlemen! I'm sure Mr. Walters will see you both if you'll just be patient."
"Pull anybody out yet?"
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