Prima Donna


An international opera company was touring Mexico when it was set upon by bandits and brought before the notorious Pancho Villa. The soprano demanded that she be released as a world treasure. “I am a prima donna,” she sniffled.

“Prima donna?” the infamous bandit sneered. “Prove it! Sing for me!”

“Sing? Now?” she said, looking at him with disdain. “Without accompaniment or payment? In this filthy camp? To a vulgar man like you? I’d rather die!”

“Release her!” Villa told his men. “She’s a prima donna alright!”

-The Jokesmith

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One thought on “Prima Donna

  1. willyac

    prima donna
    (plural: prima donnas)
    noun
    1. lead woman opera singer: the principal woman soloist in an opera production
    2. conceited, difficult person: somebody who is regarded as demanding and difficult to please (insult)

    [< Italian, "first lady"]
    Microsoft® Encarta® 2009. © 1993-2008 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

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