In 16th century England, the Earl of Oxford, on making a bow to his sovereign Queen Elizabeth I, happened to, regrettably, audibly emit wind from his fundament. What was his response?

Answer: He was so embarrassed and ashamed that he left court and went into exile for seven years. On his return to England and to the Court, the Queen welcomed him home with the words, ‘My lord, we have forgot the fart.’

Source: The Cassell Dictionary of Anecdotes by Nigel Rees

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