Any Way You Spell It

Today is Monday. That means, here at The Bard and the Bible, another Shakespeare insult for your enjoyment and use, if you are so brave.


Today’s insult comes from the Tempest, where Trinculo insults Caliban thusly:

Why, thou deboshed fish thou (The Tempest, III.2.29).

FYI, to Elizabethans and Jacobeans, a “deboshed fish” is indistinguishable from a “debauched fish.” Just so’s ya know.


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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