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  1. 12 Apr '13 20:54
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/lukelewis/shakespearean-insults-to-use-in-everyday-life

    Extremely funny although I doubt many would get these, yet these insults may indeed defuse an escalating fight! I'd pee with laughter if anyone hurled these in anger at me!
  2. Standard member sumydid
    Aficionado of Prawns
    16 Apr '13 03:11
    Though I didn't fancy most of the insults, I do at least think the person who put the webpage together should have used THIS picture, at least once. It's the perfect facial expression for these insults.

    http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee193/ALTER121/can_proceed.jpg
  3. 16 Apr '13 11:19
    Originally posted by sumydid
    Though I didn't fancy most of the insults, I do at least think the person who put the webpage together should have used THIS picture, at least once. It's the perfect facial expression for these insults.

    http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee193/ALTER121/can_proceed.jpg
    Great picture indeed. So you would not call anyone a carbuncle or a festering sore and make grumpy cat faces at them all the while sniggering in a dastardly manner? You must be kindness personified.
  4. Standard member sumydid
    Aficionado of Prawns
    17 Apr '13 02:02
    I wouldn't do those things only because I don't know much Shakespeare and it wouldn't be instinctive of me to quote him. To you, those quotations I'm certain would simply roll off the tongue. "But, for my own part, it was Greek to me."
  5. 17 Apr '13 11:30
    Originally posted by sumydid
    I wouldn't do those things only because I don't know much Shakespeare and it wouldn't be instinctive of me to quote him. To you, those quotations I'm certain would simply roll off the tongue. "But, for my own part, it was Greek to me."
    Never been good at rolling off Shakespeare off the tongue, but I do enjoy quotations from his plays, especially the insults. I think he inspired insulter extraordinaire Churchill deeply. I admire more those who are official Dantistas, like Roberto Benigni. He can extemporize in the style of Dante.