Reviewsday: Shakespeare Insult Generator

If you read this blog, you know that we frequently post an insult (or several) from Shakespeare’s works. It’s fun and, occasionally, helpful. So is Barry Kraft’s clever Shakespeare Insult Generator.


My copy was a gift from my son, who knows I love Shakespeare and, apparently, insults. The book uses a flip book format that allows the user to mix and match (as the cover says) insults from Shakespeare’s thirty-eight plays. For example,

Goatish eye-offending dunghill
Facinerious puppy-headed malignancy
Insolent leptus-leering renegatho

are just three of the more than 150,000 possible combinations. The reverse of each flip card provides a definition (e.g., a renegatho is a renegade) and a symbol that identifies if it is one of the many words Shakespeare first used in print or used only once.

There can be little doubt that Shakespeare would have approved. I certainly do.


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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