Monday, Monday, sang the Mamas and the Papas. No better time for an insult from the likes of William Shakespeare.
Today’s insult comes from King Lear. Since we learned the meaning of “cullion” a couple weeks ago (here), we may be ready to hear the Earl of Kent, a Ph.D. in the craft of insult, speak these words to Oswald:
You whoreson cullionly barbermonger! (King Lear, II.2.32).
Truly, a “whoreson cullionly barbermonger” is the worst kind of barbermonger. Believe you me.