I love creative insults and you’ve captured some of the best! Excellent.
Whether it be the Bard or Hemingway, insults have peppered literature for centuries. The are the comic relief in a heavy tragedy or a deep philosophical read. For the next few blogs I am going to explore the literary quips from the classics to Shakespeare. I may even delve into some salvos from independent authors.
Let’s get started and have some fun with literary put-downs
“All morons hate it when you call them a moron.”
—Holden Caulfield in The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. So you’ve questioned someone’s intelligence, and now they’re irate. What better way to drive your argument home?
“And she’s got brains enough for two, which is the exact quantity the girl who marries you will need.”
—Sally Nicholas in The Adventures of Sally by P.G. Wodehouse. Kill two birds with one stone: let him know he’s not up to par romantically or intellectually.
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