The Worst Kind

Monday, Monday, sang the Mamas and the Papas. No better time for an insult from the likes of William Shakespeare.

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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.


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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