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  1. Bobitis

    Bobitis Guest

    When Insults Had Class

    These glorious insults are from an era before the English language got boiled down to 4-letter words.



    The exchange between Churchill & Lady Astor:

    She said, "If you were my husband I'd give you poison."

    He said, "If you were my wife, I'd drink it."


    A member of Parliament to Disraeli: "Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease."
    "That depends, Sir," said Disraeli, "whether I embrace your policies or your mistress."

    "He had delusions of adequacy." - Walter Kerr

    "He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire." - Winston Churchill

    "I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure." Clarence Darrow

    "He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary." - William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway).

    "Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time reading it." - Moses Hadas

    "I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it." - Mark Twain

    "He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.." - Oscar Wilde

    "I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend.... if you have one." - George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill

    "Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second.... if there is one." - Winston Churchill, in response.

    "I feel so miserable without you; it's almost like having you here." - Stephen Bishop

    "He is a self-made man and worships his creator." - John Bright

    "I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial." - Irvin S. Cobb

    "He is not only dull himself; he is the cause of dullness in others." - Samuel Johnson

    "He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up." - Paul Keating

    "In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily." - Charles, Count Talleyrand

    "He loves nature in spite of what it did to him." - Forrest Tucker

    "Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?" - Mark Twain

    "His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork." - Mae West

    "Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.." - Oscar Wilde

    "He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts... for support rather than illumination." - Andrew Lang (1844-1912)

    "He has Van Gogh's ear for music." - Billy Wilder

    "I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it." - Groucho Marx
  2. navis128

    navis128 New Member

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    I'll give you that, but sometimes...it's best if there is no gray area of interpretation lest you misunderstand me.

    I have excellent communication skills and I am not muslim...there are not multiple ways of understanding my statements or intentions.
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  3. dianalv

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    And then there are my favorite insults.....

    You, Sir, are a Yellow Bellied Sap Sucker!

    You are a zit on the face of humanity, and if you don't leave, I will pop you!

    You Ultramaroon!!! (borrowed from the great Bugs Bunny)

    Those are the classy ones... then there are the ones I exchange with my son.

    You are a Dingleberry swinging on a butt hair! and they go down hill from there.
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    I AM NOT ALONE :D
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    :D
    :D:D:D
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    Don't forget these classics:
    You are a pimple on the ass of progess.
    You are an anal orifice.
  7. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    "I USED to think nobody was willfully stupid."

    Pops
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