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Period Insults.
« on: February 22, 2008, 11:56:00 am »
Since I've recently been the object of a few, I thought it might be fun to have a place to collect some more prime examples.

I'm thinking along the lines of:-

Quackery!! (of course)
Balderdash!!
Cad!!
Bounder!!
Mountebank!!  ( A braggard, someone who always wants to climb onto a box to give a speech.)

You get the idea. If you can give derivations or literary references so much the better.

Go to it, you curs!!

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Re: Period Insults.
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2008, 11:58:44 am »
trollop! i actually got called that last week!

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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2008, 12:00:57 pm »
Hope you gave as good as you recieved, boo.

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Re: Period Insults.
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2008, 12:06:01 pm »
Hope you gave as good as you recieved, boo.

i was quite stunned at the time lol. but i returned with,"My what a high class term for such a low class mouth."

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Re: Period Insults.
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2008, 12:15:03 pm »
ungentlemanly fellow!

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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2008, 12:16:41 pm »
ungentlemanly fellow!
oh yes, most assuredly so. but... i must admit i find a bit of verbal jousting invigorating. so he only made him self look like an ass... :P

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Re: Period Insults.
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2008, 01:41:41 pm »
Buffon!

And in my  native tongue:
Rüpel
Schurke
Feigling (means coward, from what I know it used to be cause for a duell to be called a coward 100 years ago)

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Re: Period Insults.
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2008, 01:48:00 pm »
Beef-witted applejohn.
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Re: Period Insults.
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2008, 01:54:51 pm »
I like:

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trollop! i actually got called that last week!

Better than slattern or trull!!
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Re: Period Insults.
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2008, 02:20:55 pm »
I present to you, the almighty power of the Shakespearean Insult Generator!

I've got some in Norwegian too, I guess, along the lines of Albrecht.
Døgenikt (duh-genickt) - Basically lazy bastard
Lurendreier (looren-dreyer) - Con man, in a bad way
Skjøge (shuh-geh) - Ehrm.. Prostitute would be a nice term for it
Fanden (fann-denn) - Devil
Gammelerik (gahmel-Erick) - directly Old Eric, but it's a name for the devil as well
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Re: Period Insults.
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2008, 02:29:35 pm »
"What utter Tommy-rot"

"Your Sir, are an antediluvian miscreant"









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Re: Period Insults.
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2008, 02:59:49 pm »
I found this one in C. S. Lewis: 'fripoon'. Oddly, though I've since then encountered the word elsewhere, it doesn't appear in any dictionary I've seen. I surmise its meaning from Lewis' context: 'dandified girly-man'. I've appropriated the word for my own writing. "That blathering superannuated fripoon kept me standing for half an hour..."

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Re: Period Insults.
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2008, 03:23:34 pm »
http://www.videosift.com/video/What-the-french-toast

A couple of what it said here its surely period friendly.

Not period but not impossible to be heard in the time  ;D:
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Re: Period Insults.
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2008, 03:30:01 pm »
http://www.videosift.com/video/What-the-french-toast

A couple of what it said here its surely period friendly.

Not period but not impossible to be heard in the time  ;D:
''your father was a hamster and your mother smell anckleberry''

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Re: Period Insults.
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2008, 03:30:44 pm »
Shakespearian, I think...
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« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2008, 03:40:23 pm »
"Popinjay" - old description for politicians, et al - "a vain and talkative person who chatters like a parrot".
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« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2008, 03:42:16 pm »
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« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2008, 05:05:35 pm »
Shakespearian, I think...
"You, sir, are the idol of idiot worshippers...!"

Haha! That's great, OSM, may I use that?
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Re: Period Insults.
« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2008, 05:26:36 pm »
dollymop, harlot, parie harpie. those i use quite often (not in the company of ladies mind you)
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Re: Period Insults.
« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2008, 05:43:08 pm »
It's all good stuff. keep them coming.

Do you know that opposing armies used to have  people employed as "taunters". It was their job to rile the enemy and put them in such a foul temper that they forgot their drills. (thus making them easier to defeat.)

"Now go away, or I shall "taunt" you a second time.

Yours, disparagingly,

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Re: Period Insults.
« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2008, 11:00:00 pm »
Your mother was a hamster and your father smelled of elderberries!

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Re: Period Insults.
« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2008, 11:10:31 pm »
One that was still in use up until maybe a decade ago was "Berk" which I recently found out is actualy rhyming slang for "Berkshire Hunt"

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Re: Period Insults.
« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2008, 11:13:22 pm »
One that was still in use up until maybe a decade ago was "Berk" which I recently found out is actualy rhyming slang for "Berkshire Hunt"
I know people who still use that - although I'm not sure all of them know that!!
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