As I was collecting and organizing the replies for my Viva la Repartee book, I invited subscribers to my weekly newsletter to send me their favorite examples of repartee.
Happily, many provided quips and comebacks I'd never heard before. When I made the request, I promised to formally acknowledge the help of people by posting their names
on my web site. Here, then, is the list of those who assisted me—the charter members of my very own Repartee Research Group.
Charles W. Bell
Stephen G. Byfield
Dr. Ken Clark
Edmund C. Consolo
Nora L. Gibson
HE Robert Hertner
Dr. J. H. Jacobson
Dr. Ron Mundy
S. S. Sundaresh
Ingrid Frances Stark
Helm van Zijl
If you believe your are a bona fide a member of this select group of repartee researchers, and your name is not on the list, please contact Dr. Mardy.
And if you would like to become a member of the group, all that is necessary is for you to send an example of repartee I've never heard before.
That's not as easy as it sounds, though, as I have been doing research in this area for many years.