„Tell me, if I take you to my room and put you in my bed, what do you think would happen?"

"I can draw you a diagram. Hint: I'm slot B, and you're tab A.“

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„B: What do you think what a person I am?“

—  George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright 1856 - 1950
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—  Lucy Stone American abolitionist and suffragist 1818 - 1893
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