Tag Archives: Shakespeare Insults

My Favorite Shakespeare Infographs

You know what an infograph (or infographic) is, right? It’s a chart or other visual depiction of information that is intended to be consumed and understood quickly. There are all kinds, from maps to timelines and more. Some of my favorites, … Continue reading

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A Noble Insult

It’s Monday again, and that means it is once more time for a good insult from Shakespeare. This week’s insult is spoken by the tribune Marullus at the very beginning of Julius Caesar, to a couple plebeians who are celebrating … Continue reading

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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. This week’s insult is spoken by the fat knight, Sir … Continue reading

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It’s another Monday–time for another Monday insult from Shakespeare. This week’s insult is spoken by the loquacious Menenius Agrippa (that’s him facing the women, above) to the Roman tribunes Junius Brutus and Sicinius Velutus (that’s them in the background, above) … Continue reading

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A Very Vesuvius

How’s your Monday going? Would a high-voltage insult come in handy? Help you get through the day? Well, we at the Bard and Bible blog are here to serve. Today’s insult is another from Shakespeare’s King Lear–and from the rapier tongue … Continue reading

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The Worst Kind

Monday, Monday, sang the Mamas and the Papas. No better time for an insult from the likes of William Shakespeare. Today’s insult comes from King Lear. Since we learned the meaning of “cullion” a couple weeks ago (here), we may be … Continue reading

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A Fusty Nut

It is Monday. Again. That means it is time for another insult from Shakespeare. Today’s insult comes from Troilus and Cressida, as the bombastic Thersites calls the warrior Achilles: A fusty nut with no kernel (Troilus and Cressida II.1.99). Wow. How does … Continue reading

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