Tuesday, September 21, 2010
10 GREAT INSULTS THROUGHOUT HISTORY
There's nothing like a high quality insult. Delivering them is an art form that seems to be disappearing in a sea of unoriginal expletives and tired hand gestures.
So here are a few of my favorite verbal assaults throughout the ages. And if you've got a good one, add it to this steaming pot of bitchery.
1. "Don't be so humble, you're not that great." -Golda Meir to Moshe Dayan
2. "He looks like a female llama who has been surprised in the bath." -Winston Churchill on Charles De Gaulle
3. "It is only too easy to catch people's attention by doing something worse than anyone else has dared to do it before."
- Charivari on Claude Monet
4. “He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.”
-William Faulkner on Ernest Hemingway
5. “Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?”
-Ernest Hemingway on William Faulkner
6. "He couldn't ad-lib a fart after a baked-bean dinner."- Johnny Carson on Chevy Chase
7. "Nixon's motto was: If two wrongs don't make a right, try three." -Norman Cousins
8. "He is suffering from halitosis of the intellect." -Harold Ickes on Huey Long
9. "So, you're the man who can't spell 'fuck." -Dorothy Parker to Norman Mailer after publishers had convinced Mailer to replace the word with a euphemism, 'fug,' in his 1948 book, "The Naked and the Dead."
10. "He was born with a silver foot in his mouth." - Ann Richards on George Bush