There’s an art to the insult. And William Shakespeare was a master of the art. That is why, every Monday, we here at The Bard and the Bible Blog present a Shakespearean insult for your information, enjoyment, and even–if you’re so inclined–repetition.
Today’s insult is from Act 2, Scene 1, of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, in which Menenius Agrippa says to Brutus and Sicinius (the two guys in the illustration above):
They lie deadly that tell you you have good faces (Coriolanus 2.1.59).
That, my friends, is how it is done.