An English drawing room, sometime in the mid 19th Century:
FARNSWORTH: I say, I’m going to work with that fellow in Vienna.
BELLINGHAM: Which one?
FARNSWORTH: The Viennese one.
BELLINGHAM: Oh yes, the one from Vienna.
BELLINGHAM: I don’t care for him.
SHROPINDALE: I daresay.
FARNSWORTH: Why not?
BELLINGHAM: He’s a lady and child smoker.
FARNSWORTH: He smokes ladies and children?
BELLINGHAM: Worse, he smokes in front of ladies and children.
FARNSWORTH: He is a bit eccentric.
BELLINGHAM: Does he have an idea?
FARNSWORTH: He has several.
BELLINGHAM: Does one of them involve inventing a device wherein I can watch Quincy, ME?
BELLINGHAM: Then I’ve changed my opinion of him.
FARNSWORTH: Have you then?
BELLINGHAM: Yes. I now love him to the point of distraction.
SHROPINDALE: Bad luck old man.
FARNSWORTH: This conversation has made me hunger greatly. I am going to order lunch.
BELLINGHAM: From whence?
FARNSWORTH: I was thinking about The Cock and the Houligan.
SHROPINDALE: Good show.
BELLINGHAM: I’ve a coupon for half a farthing off.
FARNSWORTH: Good, give it me.
BELLINGHAM: I don’t have it.
FARNSWORTH: You don’t?
BELLINGHAM: No, it’s in my mind. I’ll send it to you telepathically.
FARNSWORTH: I shall concentrate then.
BELLINGHAM: Are you ready?
FARNSWORTH: Yes, send it at once.
BELLINGHAM: Right then. Have you got it?
BELLINGHAM: What have you?
FARNSWORTH: A nude picture of Betty White.
SHROPINDALE: Good God, man.
BELLINGHAM: You don’t have the half farthing off coupon?
FARNSWORTH: No, I’m afraid not.
BELLINGHAM: It’s rather a nice one. It has filigrees.
FARNSWORTH: So does Betty White.
BELLINGHAM: Pish posh then. We shall have to pay full price for our luncheon.
FARNSWORTH: I’m afraid so.