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#44088 10/09/01 11:30 AM
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While watching a 1937 Yiddish film ("Green fields") at lunchtime today, as you do, I was intrigued by the following insult: "Your father has flies in his nose."

Any others to share?


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My dear paulb, you may--no, WE may!--be sorry you started this!
I'll give you a golden oldie: yer mother wears Army boots.


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Don't let the door hit you on your "rs" on the way out.


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yer mother wears Army boots

This one is really, really old. Graffito found in the remains of Pompeii: Mater tua caligata est

Re: Flies in your nose.

Geezil, the shoe gobbler, one of the characters in the old Thimble Theater (AKA Popeye) comic strip, who hated (J. Wellington) Wimpy to pieces, used to refer to Wimpy as "flies in my soup", among other things.


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His elevator doesn't go to the top.
He's got bats in his belfry.
He flew over the cuckoo's nest and he ain't ever coming back.
He's one brick short of a load.
The lights are on but nobody's home.
His recorder is stuck on pause.
He's one carrot shy of a vegetable patch.



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And just to carry on with the "mother" theme ...

"Your mother sold herself to strangers"

the riposte to which was

"Strangers wouldn't buy your mother".

Russian, I think, or at least somewhere east of Britain. Ain't life grand?



The idiot also known as Capfka ...
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Reading the Italy news reminded me that the Italians' favorite insult, va fare in culo, often shortened to fangool, which is the equivalent of our English invitation to go and perform an anatomically difficult act, is, more often than not, expressed not verbally but with one of three different gestures:
1. The most familiar one, striking the left arm just above the elbow with the palm of the right hand, the left arm at a 90-degree angle and elevated, the left fist loosely clenched.
2. The most ancient, known as "il fico" (the fig), made by folding down the fingers of the hand over the palm, the thumb inserted between the first and second fingers so that it protrudes through the first finger which will be wrapped around it. This is mentioned in Dante's Inferno.
3. With the right hand clenched loosely in a fist, the thumb sticking up on the outside, flick the thumb against the underside of the top front teeth in someone's direction. This is portrayed in the opening scene of Romeo and Juliet, where the respective retinues of the Capulets and the Montagues are trying to provoke a fight in the square. You have the dialogue, "Do you bite your thumb at me, sir?" "I do bite my thumb, sir."




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(shhhhh. I think I saw a fig.) In Mexico, if you fold down the middle three fingers and bounce your hand in an upward motion, backside out, you are signaling a macho insult that means your wife was unfaithful. If you add to that the word "mocos" in a jeering tone, it's even worse. Don't ask me why, it's just slang for snot.


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He's as much use as:
- a chocolate teapot
- an ashtray on a motorbike

She's as welcome as:
- a fart in a spacesuit
- a pork pie at a Jewish wedding




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or ffanculo... it is sooooooo strong that I am blushing while writing...
In any case, it is the most common insult between drivers.


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