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30-07-2016, 12:56 PM
RE: Help me choose a new insult
(30-07-2016 12:48 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  1. I do desire we may be better strangers.
2. You scullion. You rampallian. You fustilarian. I’ll tickle your catastrophe.

I like #1.

It's right up there with, "If I never see him again, it'll be 27 minutes too soon!", though that isn't very Shakespearean.
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30-07-2016, 02:50 PM
RE: Help me choose a new insult
"Thou malodorous ballsack."

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30-07-2016, 02:55 PM
RE: Help me choose a new insult
You puny, clay-brained pignut!

Charming Yes

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31-07-2016, 04:58 AM
RE: Help me choose a new insult
(30-07-2016 10:13 AM)dancefortwo Wrote:  7. Thou craven milk-livered scut! (What the hell is a "scut"? )
It's someone who does menial labor, usually of a disgusting nature. In modern times the term survives in hospitals where medical students are required to do "scut work," i.e., cleaning up sh** and whatever else is disgusting.

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31-07-2016, 07:12 AM
RE: Help me choose a new insult
Thou unmuzzled, ill-nurtured canker-blossom.

Sounds a lot like many of the preachy trolls we get here...I'll not mention any names.

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31-07-2016, 12:45 PM
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"Thou are truly the chosen of God, and Cthulhu is very pleased with you."
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01-08-2016, 11:40 AM
RE: Help me choose a new insult
My favorite is the long run-on insult that Kent lays on Oswald right before the fight that results in Kent being put in the stocks (from King Lear -- I think it's in Act 2).

A knave; a rascal; an eater of broken meats; a
base, proud, shallow, beggarly, three-suited,
hundred-pound, filthy, worsted-stocking knave; a
lily-livered, action-taking knave, a whoreson,
glass-gazing, super-serviceable finical rogue;
one-trunk-inheriting slave; one that wouldst be a
bawd, in way of good service, and art nothing but
the composition of a knave, beggar, coward, pandar,
and the son and heir of a mongrel bitch

I found the quote on the internet, and I can't guarantee its accuracy, but it sounds pretty close to what I remember reading (I'm going to see the play a few weeks from now, and I just read it a few days ago).
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02-08-2016, 04:07 PM
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"A man, they say, must be tried amongst his peers but alas for you my dear fellow that a barn makes a poor courthouse."

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02-08-2016, 05:21 PM
RE: Help me choose a new insult
(01-08-2016 11:40 AM)Grasshopper Wrote:  My favorite is the long run-on insult that Kent lays on Oswald right before the fight that results in Kent being put in the stocks (from King Lear -- I think it's in Act 2).

A knave; a rascal; an eater of broken meats; a
base, proud, shallow, beggarly, three-suited,
hundred-pound, filthy, worsted-stocking knave; a
lily-livered, action-taking knave, a whoreson,
glass-gazing, super-serviceable finical rogue;
one-trunk-inheriting slave; one that wouldst be a
bawd, in way of good service, and art nothing but
the composition of a knave, beggar, coward, pandar,
and the son and heir of a mongrel bitch

I found the quote on the internet, and I can't guarantee its accuracy, but it sounds pretty close to what I remember reading (I'm going to see the play a few weeks from now, and I just read it a few days ago).


OMG I forgot about that scene. How could I. It's one of the longest insults Shakespeare wrote and my husband had to deliver that line when he was in the play. Several times during the run of the show he changed it by inserting other Shakespeare insults into it. He had a lot of fun messing around with the delivery.

Thanks for reminding me of that quote.

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He is deformed, crooked, old, and sere,
Ill-fac’d, worse bodied, shapeless every where;
Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind,
Stigmatical in making, worse in mind.
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