These days, we all know one such lady, The Dowager Countess of Grantham. Like a breath of fresh air she sails through Downton Abby leaving zingers, embarrassed youth and dropped jaws in her wake.
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The question of whether is is possible to speak one's mind without hurting the delicate feelings of those around one is another matter. With some of these ladies it is probably best to leave your sensitive feelings with the butler but you might want to keep your gloves on just in case.
P.S. Apropos of nothing more than candid people with good hair, we recently stumbled upon this delightful Jack Donaghy Insult Generator. We hope you enjoy it. Happy Weekend.
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