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Archaic Insult Repository

Bringing dignity to forgotten discourtesy
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Sometimes we are all guilty of relying heavily on over-used insults when we want to berate somebody. 'Arsehole', 'Dickhead', etc... using insults such as these puts you in a bad light. Passers-by will consider you to be ill-educated and of little brain.

What we need is a database of insults that are archaic or have an unusual ring. It will increase our vocabulary and turn the business of insulting your fellow man into something more palatable.

I suggest the following standard insults to begin the database, but please feel free to add more unusual insults from particular vernaculars or time periods (possibly with a brief explanation if they are exceptionally obscure).

Ahem... Ninnyhammer. Blaggard. Wanksplash. Nonce. Ponce. Pretty Fellow. Chowderhead. Noodledick. Fanny. Witch. Winnit.

kpx, Sep 19 2001

like this? http://www.mainstri...s/handy/insult.html
shakespearean insult generator [mihali, Sep 19 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Half Baked http://www.halfbake...New_20Curse_20Words
Many archaic curse words resurrected here. [Lemon, Sep 19 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]

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       Watch out kpx. You're straying dangerously close to resurrecting the halfbakery:words category. It can only be a matter of time before you get juttarised.
DrBob, Sep 19 2001

       If a noodledick and a ninnyhammer insult each other, would they be considered winnits?
shaggysin, Sep 19 2001

       Take off you hoser.
phoenix, Sep 19 2001

       [sp: blackguard]
bookworm, Sep 19 2001

       archean insults... stromatolite! cyanobacteria!
technobadger, Sep 19 2001

       You toffee-nosed, malodorous pervert!
arghblah, Nov 02 2001

       //Fanny. Witch. Winnit. //   

       You mean to tell me that WinNT was just a typo all these years? Actually, that does explain a few things...
BigBrother, Sep 24 2002

       How is fanny archaic?
[ sctld ], Sep 24 2002

       Sticks and stones can break your bones, but words will hurt you forever. Moving into the 21st century, a more sophisticated system is needed, a system based on symbols that register the desired insults, symbols that are quick and easy to type primarily, yet still deliver the intended sting..
ty6, Sep 24 2002


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