Peasant Swain

Today is Monday, which means it is a great day for a new and creative insult from the works of Shakespeare.


Today’s insult comes from Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew:

You peasant swain! You whoreson malt-horse drudge! (The Taming of the Shrew, IV.1.116).

Feel free to break it up, if you like. You may know a “peasant swain” who is not quite a “whoreson malt-horse drudge.” Or vice versa. If you know someone who fits both parts of this week’s insult, well, go to town.


About writerhoss

I am a writer from southwestern Ohio, and a frequent speaker at churches, conferences, and retreats. My books include The Bard and the Bible (A Shakespeare Devotional).
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