A Noble Insult

It’s Monday again, and that means it is once more time for a good insult from Shakespeare.

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This week’s insult is spoken by the tribune Marullus at the very beginning of Julius Caesar, to a couple plebeians who are celebrating the arrival of Julius Caesar in the city:

You blocks, you stones, you worse than senseless things (Julius Caesar, 1.1.36).

It is a fairly flexible, useful insult that nonetheless is most effective when the object of the statement is unlikely to discern its meaning.

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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