Tag Archives: Shakespeare Insults

Not Worth Another Word

How is your Monday going? Could you put an insult to good use, maybe? If so, we here at The Bard and the Bible blog offer the following Shakespearean insult: This week’s insult is spoken by the old lord Lafeu … Continue reading

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Starveling and More

The cracker-jack staff here at The Bard and the Bible blog missed posting last Monday’s insult-of-the-week. Heads have rolled, we assure you, and we hope it didn’t cramp your style too much not to have a new Shakespearean insult ready … Continue reading

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Salt-Butter What?

We here at The Bard and the Bible blog hope your Monday is going well. If not, we offer the following Shakespearean insult–the best kind, really–for your entertainment, enrichment, and possible (albeit judicious) use. This week’s insult is from The Merry Wives … Continue reading

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Berowne Berates

Another Monday, another insult. At least here at The Bard and the Bible that is the case. Today’s insult comes from Love’s Labour’s Lost, where Berowne insults Costard: Ah, you whoreson loggerhead! (Love’s Labour’s Lost, IV, 3, 199). As it happens, “whoreson” … Continue reading

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Ill-Faced, Worse-Bodied

Today is Monday, which here at The Bard and the Bible means another Shakespeare insult for your enjoyment and use. If thou art thus inclined. Today’s insults come from The Comedy of Errors. They are words Adriana speaks to Luciana about Antipholus … Continue reading

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Ode to a Mouldy Rogue

“Once more unto the breach,” Henry V said. That has nothing to do with our series of Monday insults from Shakespeare, except that we are once more charging in with no fear or common sense at all to present another saucy … Continue reading

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Doll Tears It Up

Another Monday, another insult from Shakespeare. Last week we featured one of Doll Tearsheet’s richly-worded insults from 2 Henry IV, directed by her at Pistol. This week’s insult is a followup that comes just a line or two later in Act Two: … Continue reading

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