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Re: I have nothing to declare but my genius.......

Posted by Gary Martin on June 05, 2001

In Reply to: Re: I have nothing to declare but my genius....... posted by Bruce Kahl on June 04, 2001

: : Can anyone tell me where Oscar Wilde said this?
: : He said it in customs, but I need to know which city/ country?

: Wilde began his North American tour in New York on January 3, 1882 and when he disembarked from the S.S. Arizona at the New York Custom House in NYC he stated that " I have nothing to declare but my genius.......".

Another waggish replay at immigration, this time in Australia. A favourite with me, although probably not our Ozzie contributors:

Customs: Anything to declare? Any criminal convictions?

Tourist: I didn't know they were still necessary.