A Puppy-headed Monster

Another Monday, another Shakespearean insult here at The Bard and the Bible.


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

I shall laugh myself to death at this puppy-headed monster! A most scurvy monster
(The Tempest, II.2.155).

To be fair, a “puppy-headed” monster sounds a little cuter than a “scurvy monster.” But try them out on someone today. See which one works better for you.


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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