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#60833 - 03/12/02 11:41 PM Re: three columns  
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I must be dazed or something here, but I don't count three columns in the insulting list.

Dern WordWind, must you be so literal? What Slithy Slove was saying was...

Insults should never be original. They must be clearly understood by the in-group, otherwise they fall flat in their effect.
I think.



#60834 - 03/13/02 12:03 AM Re: three columns  
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Attempting here to format slithy's columns, as tsuwm suggested. The merit here belongs solely to slithy; I'm merely the scrivener.
   Combine one word from each of the three columns below, prefaced
with "Thou":
Column 1 Column 2 Column 3

artless base-court apple-john
bawdy bat-fowling baggage
beslubbering beef-witted barnacle
bootless beetle-headed bladder
churlish boil-brained boar-pig
cockered clapper-clawed bugbear
clouted clay-brained bum-bailey
craven common-kissing canker-blossom
currish crook-pated clack-dish
dankish dismal-dreaming clotpole
dissembling dizzy-eyed coxcomb
droning doghearted codpiece
errant dread-bolted death-token
fawning earth-vexing dewberry
fobbing elf-skinned flap-dragon
froward fat-kidneyed flax-wench
frothy fen-sucked flirt-gill
gleeking flap-mouthed foot-licker
goatish fly-bitten fustilarian
gorbellied folly-fallen giglet
impertinent fool-born gudgeon
infectious full-gorged haggard
jarring guts-griping harpy
loggerheaded half-faced hedge-pig
lumpish hasty-witted horn-beast
mammering hedge-born hugger-mugger
mangled hell-hated jolthead
mewling idle-headed lewdster
paunchy ill-breeding lout
pribbling ill-nurtured maggot-pie
puking knotty-pated malt-worm
puny milk-livered mammet
quailing motley-minded measle
rank onion-eyed minnow
reeky plume-plucked miscreant
roguish pottle-deep moldwarp
ruttish pox-marked mumble-news
saucy reeling-ripe nut-hook
spleeny rough-hewn pigeon-egg
spongy rude-growing pignut
surly rump-fed puttock
tottering shard-borne pumpion
unmuzzled sheep-biting ratsbane
vain spur-galled scut
venomed swag-bellied skainsmate
villainous tardy-gaited strumpet
warped tickle-brained varlet
wayward toad-spotted vassal
weedy urchin-snouted whey-face
yeasty weather-bitten wagtail
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#60835 - 03/13/02 12:36 AM for instance  
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milum muses Insults should never be original. They must be clearly understood by the in-group, otherwise they fall flat in their effect.

if brains were gasoline you wouldn't have sufficient to drive once around a cheerio on a moped.



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#60836 - 03/13/02 12:51 AM Re: for instance  
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Ooooooh, that sounded suspiciously like a gauntlet being thrown. You guys picked your seconds yet? This I gotta see.


#60837 - 03/13/02 12:56 AM Re: for instance  
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tsuwm, when Mark Twain's wife -- attempting to cure him of swearing -- repeated his own invective back at him, Twain calmly replied: "You have the words, dear, but you lack the tune."



#60838 - 03/13/02 01:32 AM Re: Real insults  
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wwh (Dr. Bill) says: That reminds me of a Winston Churchill story... But it is signed: the Duncster

Hey...you two sharing the same brain today? I know men are half wits, but you two together don't make a whole wit! [ducking for cover in the spirit of the thread-e]


#60839 - 03/13/02 03:57 AM Re: Real insults  
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Rio Grande, Cape May County, N...
The quality of insult is not strained.

--Jonathan Swift



#60840 - 03/13/02 04:10 AM Re: Real insults  
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Rio Grande, Cape May County, N...
weird insults...


You heavyweight crock of greasy vulture gizzards.
You sterile assortment of congealed hamster droppings.
You grotesque basin of fornicating carrion.
You illiterate gob of seething camel hairs.
You bad breathed wheelbarrow-full of soppy weasel warts.
You dumb excuse for moth-eaten Wookie hair.
You saucy shovel-full of malignant rodent droppings.
You glutinous plethora of radioactive cancerous anal polyps.
You outrageous bunch of embarrassing sweat-socks.
You dismal heap of manky dog urine.
You uncultivated cake of noxious dirty underwear.
You crotchety descendant of mealy lizard bums.
You heavy-duty flob of petrified rubbish.
You dirty toilet-full of cheesy toad tumors.
You brutish mountain of imitation chicken waste.
You psychotic skip of fungus-covered slime-mould.
You perfidious chunk of fly-covered fish lips.
You undignified ball of vile carp guts.
You superficial tub of mutilated bug parts.
You pea-brained pool of fusty zit squeezings.
You vile drum of rancid sludge.
You useless bucket of fermenting frog fat.
You inhuman bag of gross rotting vegetation.
You idiotic apology for dirty sweaty socks.
You selfish cesspit-full of sun-ripened ass hairs.
You boorish sack of wormy ape puke.
You whiney pot of decayed whale waste.
You opinionated accumulation of old cat furballs.
You spotty cup of synthetic skunk waste.
You goofy lorryload of cute parrot droppings.
You insulting sliver of sloppy athlete's foot scrapings.
You blundering crate of dusky toe jam.
You pompous swamp of moldy sweaty jockstraps.
You obese collection of ancient rectal hair.

The one highlighted in bold is my favorite. I mean, what could someone possibly say back to you if you say that to them? They might even say "thank you" for it!









#60841 - 03/13/02 02:47 PM Re: Real insults  
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I usually use shithead or a pismire. Sometimes I'll say coprocephalic imbecile. My kids call each other coprolites.


In recent years I've begun to ponder the question Mr Sammler asked, "Who made shit a sacrament?"


Frau Edie told us one of the worst things you could call someone in German was "eine sau," a sow. Apparently it has some sexual connotations.


During cultural revolution in PRC a big insult was son of a dog. My wife told me that one way to insult another person was to tell him you were his grandfather. Both of these seem pretty mild and I wonder if she is sheltering me from the really juicy stuff.


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#60842 - 03/13/02 03:21 PM Re: Real insults  
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re:one way to insult another person was to tell him you were his grandfather. Both of these seem pretty mild and I wonder if she is sheltering me from the really juicy stuff.

I dunno, i have had sexist managers, younger than me, call me "Young Lady" (in a certain tone of voice..) and let me tell you , it was very clear they were being insulted.

in past years, Blacks, in this country, no matter what there age, where insultingly called "Boy".

if i claim to be your grandfather, i am claiming more prestige, and claiming i should be ranked higher.. (and if i am a street sweeper, or other lowly person,or just younger than you) that could be insulting.

It's no insult to call a char woman "a lady", but in the movie, Mrs. Brown, the court was shocked when Mr. Brown called the queen "Woman!"

words are used to define status, and if i verbal lower your status, i have insulted you!

call a doctor by his first name (HI Dr Bill!) you are informal. but call a doctor Dr. Quack! and you are insulting!

insults vary depending on context. You can be as wise an an owl, or bird brain.. as strong as an ox, or as dumb as one! Except in Animal Farm, i can't think of anywhere, where pigs came out on top!--


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