14 May 2012

Shakespearean Insults



Partridge's Shakespeare Statue, Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL



I'm not saying I like to insult people, or that I'm good at insulting people, or that I attempt to insult people a lot. I am saying the term douche bag is getting really old and we could all stand to expand our vernacular. I'm thinking Bill Shakespeare might be a good place to start:

Courtesy of Tastefully Offensive

Is it wrong to have a favorite insult? If not; what is yours?

17 comments:

  1. Hmmm... I wonder the looks I will get when I call my husband tickle brained or toad spotted? I think I shall have to try it!

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  2. My lily-livered, cox-skinned canker-blossoms of a class really enjoy making and hurling Shakespearean insults when we read Romeo and Juliet together =)

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  3. When I posted this, I was specifically hoping someone would share it in a classroom . Yay!

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  4. I thought it was pretty fantastic when Loki called Black Widow a "mewling quim" in the Avengers. It's time for a return to the good old-fashioned insults on which this country was built!

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  5. I was trying to pin this website last week!

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  6. I absolutely LOVE this! You need to make an app....I see it being three columns that you click on they all spin to give you a random, new fresh insult every time!

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  7. My girlfriend and I think that "You Flourless Torte" Is a great insult. Even though the Torte that inspired it was delicious.

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  8. Oh my gosh, this is soooo wonderful! You must do an app! It would go viral!! And anybody who wouldn't want it would be a goatish plumb-plucked horn-beast! heheeeeeeeeeee!!!!!

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  9. PS I am sure these are just typos, but I did notice there are a couple in column 3 that include the word "pig" and since you dear Aunt Peaches are not a pauncy, clay brained, maggot-pie I am sure when you are able, they will be corrected!

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  10. The Creative GoddessSeptember 5, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    I stinkin' love this. Yes, I am tired of douche bag too. With three mostly grown boys its' use has gotten far out of hand. I'm going to print out a copy for each of them! :)

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  11. The next time I argue with my hubby I will call him an Impertinent elf-skinned foot-licker. I am sure that will stop him in his tracks with a ruttish onion-eyed whey-faced look! Sorry hehe I had 2 favs!

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  12. Is calling someone a tottering, swag-bellied, clotpole the same as calling them old, fat and dumb? I can see emerging Shakespearian rap artists on the horizon.

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  13. Artless, earth-vexing miscreant!
    I now have something to yell back at the adolescents who yell "hey, slut!"

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  14. Saucy sheep-biting strumpet. Gotta love alliteration, thanks for my new go to insult!

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  15. Girl, you need to screw the Elizabethan and tell them to "Fuck off." followed by an artful hand gesture. I'm confident that's what Shakespeare would do.

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  16. I would buy that album in a heart beat!

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  17. I sourced from another site so I can't edit...however, I am sure they did not mean pig as in swine. Probably like pigs as in cops or "People In Government Service"....you know, Shakespeare was all about small government and whatnot.

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