Insults – Old, new, borrowed, blue

By John Barber

Copyright 2011 John Barber

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Insults – Old, new, borrowed, blue

In a ground-breaking case in an English court Ms Sarah Chernaik was acquitted of the charge of threatening behaviour after shouting ‘You silly cow' at Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

At various times we have all hurled insults like this at people against whom we bear a grudge. Usually the insult is accompanied by the liberal use of four letter words. Of course a couple of days later, or even minutes afterwards we think of just the right words or phrase we would liked to had used, had they entered our mind at the time.

Well, here they all are. Some of these will make you smile, laugh, perhaps cringe; all of them (well nearly all of them) are repeatable in company. Here you will find words of wisdom spoken or written by some of the best literary geniuses to have employed the English language. Of course, there are also examples of people who would have done better keeping their thoughts to themselves, not being blessed with perfect delivery.

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