"He comes from Brazil, I hear."
"Yes, like Charley's Aunt. But - " Here Lord Ickenham's voice took on a grave note, " - On no account mention Brazil to him if you don't mind. His young wife fell into the Amazon and was eaten by an alligator."
"For her, yes, though not of course for the alligator."
(from Service with a Smile, by Sir Pelham Wodehouse)