Snubs and Shakespearean Shirts
Wearing Shakespearean Shirts make you look smart… But if anyone throws shade your way, we have supplied the ultimate Go-To list of his original comebacks.
Today’s curse words and methods of insulting peers, friends, enemies, or random people on the street have lost their value. Plastered on the Internet, aired on live TV, thrown around the workplace and schoolyard – all of the common slang terms have fallen victim to semantic satiation. If someone calls you an ass, a douchebag, or an idiot, you are probably capable of a quick recovery with little thought consecrated to self-reflection/improvement.
This Shakespearean Insults List is ammunition for your next battle with a bully, co-worker, sibling, or boss (only if you do not plan to keep your job). Below you will find a list of insults and their modern meanings that have remained uncommon long enough, that there is no risk of impact dilution due to culture-driven saturation.
1. Henry IV Part 1 Act 2: Scene 4.
2. The Tempest Act 3, Scene 2: Deboshed Fish – Drunken Fish.
3. Othello Act 5, Scene 2: O Gull! O Dolt! As Ignorant as Dirt! – Stupid Fool, Idiot, dumb as dirt.
4. King Lear Act 2, Scene 2: Knave – Deceitful and Unreliable Scoundrel.
5. Henry IV, Part II Act 2, Scene 4: Filthy Bung – Dirty Thief.
6. The Taming of the Shrew Act 4, Scene 1: Peasant Swain – Unwashed Farmworker.
7. Othello Act 4, Scene 1: Light of Brain – Crazy, Lost Mind.
8. Henry IV Act 2, Scene 4: You Sheath – Empty Sheath (case for a sword), Loser.
9. Troilus and Cressida Act 4, Scene 2: You Naughty Mocking Uncle – Verbally Abusive and Badly Behaved..
10. Measure for Measure Act 3, Scene 1: Dishonest Wretch – Lying Sad Person.
11. The Comedy of Errors Act 4, Scene 2: Ill-Faced – Ugly.
12. Richard III Act 1, Scene 2: Beast – Wild Animal.
13. The Merry Wives of Windsor Act 5, Scene 5: Vile Worm – Gross Insect.
14. King Lear Act 4, Scene 6: Dunghill
15. The Merry Wives of Windsor Act 2, Scene3: Castilian King Urinal – You are a Fancy Toilet.