A Fusty Nut

It is Monday. Again. That means it is time for another insult from Shakespeare.

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Today’s insult comes from Troilus and Cressida, as the bombastic Thersites calls the warrior Achilles:

A fusty nut with no kernel (Troilus and Cressida II.1.99).

Wow. How does one recover from that? I don’t know. Try it out on someone today and see how it works.

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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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