A snob asked JMcNW:
“Whatever possessed you to be born in a place like Lowell, Massachusetts?”
He answered: “I w. t. b. n. m. m.!".
1.Try to guess exactly what was his quip.
2. Who was JMcNW?
According to Wikipedia, James Abbott McNeill Whistler sued art critic John Ruskin for libel. During the trial, Whistler claimed St. Petersburg, Russia, as his birthplace, declaring, "I shall be born when and where I want, and I do not choose to be born in Lowell".