Shakespeare Insults and a new Coffee Mug

Last week I got a new coffee mug, but its not one I can show you guys because its got a bit of potentially offensive language. I will say I was a little disappointed in it just because the writing was a lot smaller than I expected. Learned my lesson. Purchasing bigger coffee mugs in the future.

However, this week, I’m getting one that I can show you guys! Check out this beauty!(clicking the pic takes you to Amazon)

The Shakespeare Insult Mug!

This cracked me up as soon as I saw it because I love unique insults. I like the look of sheer puzzlement that crosses someone’s face as they tried to work out exactly what I’d called them. My favorite insult, to date, is “You syphillis-infected left ball of a liger.” (For those that don’t get why I’m using the word liger – male ligers (tiger x lion cross) are sterile.)

Apparently Shakespeare (I’ll admit, I haven’t read much of him) could really deliver some whoppers in his writing.  I looked up some of his after finding this mug, and…wow. I do admire his mind.

From All’s Well That Ends Well “Methink’st thou art a general offense and every man should beat thee.”

From Henry IV pt 1“Thou clay-brained guts, thou knotty-pated fool, thou wh*reson obscene greasy tallow-catch.”

Of course, it would seem he wasn’t above a base playground level insult either, as we see in another Henry IV pt 1 quote.  “Peace, ye fat guts!”

There’s just something ultimately satisfying about a good, unusual insult.

What’s your favorite insult?


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