Screwball poetics: His Girl Friday

BRUCE: You know, Hildy, he's not such a bad fellow.

HILDY: No, he should make some girl real happy.

BRUCE: Uh-huh.

HILDY: Slaphappy.

BRUCE: He's not the man for you, I can see that. But I sort of like him. He's got a lot of charm.

HILDY: Well, he comes by it naturally. His grandfather was a snake.

— Ralph Bellamy and Rosalind Russell in His Girl Friday, screenplay by Charles Lederer and Ben Hecht (from Screwball: Hollywood's Madcap Romantic Comedies by Ed Sikov)