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"It is certain that when he makes water his urine is congealed ice." That was just one of the eloquent ways Shakespeare managed to insult someone.
That William sure had a way with words!
He could describe something as grand or beautiful, but if he believed otherwise then he would certainly describe how foul it was.
"It is certain that when he makes water his urine is congealed ice." --Shakespeare
Some of Shakespeare's Finest Insults
Shakespeare Knew How To Say It!
- Thou detestable maw, thou womb of death
- Thy head is as full of quarrels as an egg is full of meat
- No longer from head to foot than from hip to hip, she is spherical, like a globe, I could find out contries in her
- Thou lump of foul deformity
- Thou unfit for any place but hell
- He heareth not, he stirreth not, he moveth not, the ape is dead
- You kiss by the book
- Why he's a man of wax
- You should be women and yet your beards forbid me to interpret that you are so
- Whose horrible image doth unfix my hair and make my seated heart knock at my ribs
- You egg, you fry of treachery
- Fit to govern, No, not to live
- I had rather be a toad, and live upon the vapour of a dungeon, than keep a corner in the thing I love for others uses
- Damn her, lewd minx
- You have such a February face, so full of frost, of storm and cloudiness
- I do not like your look, I promise thee
- You Banbury cheese
- King Urinal
- She's a great lubbery boy
- Thou disease of a friend
Shakespeare's Insults: Educating Your Wit
The sharpest stings ever to snap from the tip of an English-speaking tongue are here at hand, ready to be directed at the knaves, villains, and coxcombs of the reader's choice. Culled from 38 plays, here are the best 5,000 examples of Shakespeare's glorious invective, arranged by play, in order of appearance, with helpful act and line numbers for easy reference, along with an index of topical scorn appropriate to particular characters and occasions.
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More of Shakespeare's Insults
- It is certain that when he makes water his urine is congealed ice
- Your means are very slender, and your waste is great
- You are as a candle, the better part burnt out
- I think he be transformed into a beast; for I can nowhere find him like a man
- Away!, Thou art poison to my blood
- As I told you always, her beauty and her brain go not together
- I'll pray a thousand prayers for your death
- Come, you are a tedious fool
- He is deformed, crooked, old and sere, ill faced, worse bodied, shapeless everywhere, vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind, stigmatical in making, worse in mind
- Were I like thee, I would throw away myself
- Would thou were clean enough to spit on
- I'll beat thee, but I should infect my hands
- Thou art like the harpy, which, to betray, dost with thine angels face, seize with thine eagle's talons
- Your peevish chastity is not worth a breakfast in the cheapest country
- He is open to incontinency
- A knot you are of damned blood suckers
- Thy mothers name is ominous to children
- Pray you, stand farther from me
You blocks, you stones, you worse than senseless things
- There's many a man hath more hair than wit
- If thou art changed to aught, tis to an ass
Shakespearean Insult Gum - A fantastic conversation starter!
Each set includes seven 1" tall boxes that look like miniature Shakespeare volumes. Inside each box you'll find two fruit flavored gum balls and an eloquent Shakespearean insult printed on the inside. Sure to offend the intellectuals and confuse the dimwitted! Refresh your breath with style.
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