A Jack-Dog Smackdown

It is Monday–time for another Shakespearean insult to raise the level of your conversation. Or not.

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Today’s insult comes compliments of Doctor Caius, the French physician in The Merry Wives of Windsor:

Scurvy jack-dog priest! (The Merry Wives of Windsor, II.3.31).

It might help to know that a jack-dog is a mongrel. Even without that knowledge, however, anyone who is called a “scurvy jack-dog priest” is likely to feel properly insulted. Or should.

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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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