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Jan Willem van Dormolen  Identity Verified
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Oct 23, 2008 about some old-fashioned insulting by the master of the art, William Shakespeare:

There's a Dutch version too:

Some people really have too much time on their hands...


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My kids spent a day at school using these insults Oct 23, 2008

Jan Willem van Dormolen wrote: about some old-fashioned insulting by the master of the art, William Shakespeare:

There's a Dutch version too:

Some people really have too much time on their hands...

The English teacher thought it would be a good way for them to start enjoying Shakespeare and it worked!


Marie-Hélène Hayles  Identity Verified
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Thou puking hedge-born malt-worm! Oct 23, 2008

That's definitely going in my "little book of insults"icon_biggrin.gif


Marijke Singer  Identity Verified
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Thou villainous beetle-headed boar-pig! Oct 23, 2008

This is the one I like!


Ballistic  Identity Verified
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I'll pray a thousand prayers for thy death. Oct 23, 2008

I'll pray a thousand prayers for thy death.

Prachtig: „Ghy ravenaas, ... meester der rabouten!”

Zouden ze dan betalen?

[Edited at 2008-10-23 13:15]


Jennifer Forbes  Identity Verified
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My favourite Shakespearean insult Oct 23, 2008

My favourite Shakespearean insult is:

"The Devil damn thee black, thou cream-faced loon", uttered by Macbeth to a cringing servant, white-faced with terror.



Sundar Gopalakrishnan
Local time: 07:19
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Out of my sight! Thou dost infect my eyes. Oct 23, 2008

This is my favourite!


Local time: 03:49
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[May] the worm of conscience still begnaw thy soul. Oct 23, 2008

Perfect for a late payer, not many of them seem to have a conscience though!


Amy Duncan (X)  Identity Verified
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A few of my faves :D Oct 23, 2008

Thou venomed swag-bellied flap-dragon!

Thou odiferous spur-galled jolt-head!

Thou saucy onion-eyed death-token!

Thou venomed fen-sucked bugbear!

Thou weedy pottle-deep fustilarian!

Thou crusty botch of nature!

Thou bootless boil-brained lewdster!

Thou goatish whoreson popinjay!


Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
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When words don't work ... Oct 23, 2008

I just go medieval with a little help from Monty Python:

[img]" alt="The Knights Who Say Ni[/img]

Ni works but peng and nee-wom do wonders and I even get a shrubbery with the payment.


Melina Kajander
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Get thee to a nunnery. Oct 23, 2008

"Get thee to a nunnery" - now that's a good oneicon_smile.gif

And this seems somehow very suitable for translation business:
"If you spend word for word with me, I shall make your wit bankrupt."


Roman Bulkiewicz  Identity Verified
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O illiterate loiterer! Oct 23, 2008

(now I know what to write in that QA form!)


Vito Smolej
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How about some old-fashioned apology from the agency? Oct 24, 2008

[Otto dangles Archie out a window]
Archie: All right, all right, I apologise.
Otto: You're really sorry.
Archie: I'm really really sorry, I apologise unreservedly.
Otto: You take it back.
Archie: I do, I offer a complete and utter retraction. The imputation was totally without basis in fact, and was in no way fair comment, and was motivated purely by malice, and I deeply regret any distress that my comments may have caused you, or your family, and I hereby undertake not to repeat any such slander at any time in the future.
Otto: OK.

Otto? the "You pompous, stuck-up, snot-nosed, English, giant, twerp, scumbag, f*k-face, dickhead, a*hole."- Otto
Archie? the "How very interesting. You're a true vulgarian, aren't you? "-Archie

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