A Stewed Prune

You’re not Karen Carpenter, so don’t let Mondays get you down. Put your Monday to good use by finding (or making) an opportunity to use the following insult from Shakespeare.

Falstaff Quickly

This week’s insult is spoken by the fat knight, Sir John Falstaff, to Mistress Quickly:

There’s no more faith in thee than in a stewed prune (1 Henry IV, 3.3.40).

It is most useful when you’re not sure someone is being truthful with you. The comparison to a stewed prune may not get to the truth, but it might make you feel better.

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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