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A Grand Taxonomy of Shakespearean Insults

Away, you three-inch fool - The Taming of the Shrew You heedless jolt-heads - The Taming of the Shrew Methink'st Damned epicurean rascal A pox damn you, you muddy rascal! Viperous worm Thou knotty- pated fool thou art a general offence - All's Well That Ends Well The Merry Wives of Windsor Thou art a boil, A plague-sore, an embossed - Henry VI, Part I -Henry IV, Part II - Henry IV, Part I You ratcatcher Were I like thee, I'd throw away myself. - Timon of Athens O, these deliberate fools! Romeo and Juliet carbuncle You bull's - King Lear pizzle The Merchant of Venice RASCALS Henry IV, Part I Your abilities are too infant- like for doing much alone. FOOLS HUMANS You canker blossom -A Midsummer Night's Dream Thou Coriolanus I was seeking for a fool when PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES/ TRAITS common dog - Henry IV, Part II Loggerhead I found you. As You Like It Thou disease of a friend - Timon of Athens INTELLI- GENCE - Love's Labour's Lost Swaggering rascal - Henry IV. Pari II DOGS I do wish thou wert a dog DISEASE Degenerate and base art thou Thy words are blunt and so art thou. CREATURES - Timon of Athens PIGS - The Two Gentlemen of Verona Pestilent complete knave /- Othello Thou damned and luxurious - Henry VI, Part II Rooting hog mountain goat - Richard III You have as little honesty as honour - King Henry - Henry V Pray you, stand farther Peace, ye fat-kidneyed rascal! - Henry IV, Part I Likeliest to from me. KNAVES a hogshead. Thou double villain - Cymbeline Bloody, and usurping boar Richard III VII -Antony and Cleopatra - Love's Labour's Lost What a ROGUES Rascally knave. - All's Well That Ends Well TOADS slug - Richard III Cuckoldly knave Would thou wert clean enough to spit upon. - Timon of Athens You scullion, you rampallian, you fustilarian! - Henry IV, Part II VILLAINS - The Merry Wives of Windsor A very toad Sly and constant knave Away, thou tedious BIRDS You dissentious - Romeo and Juliet BODILY FLUIDS Thou whoreson, - Cymbeline rogue! - Timon of Athens rogues senseless villain! The Comedy of Errors Thou lump of foul deformity - Richard II - Coriolanus Finch egg! - Troilus and Cressida Most toad- TRAITORS spotted traitor. GEESE - King Lear There's no more faith in thee than in a Frosty-spirited rogue - Henry IV, Part I Where gott'st thou that: goose look? - Macbeth Go, ye giddy goose! - Henry IV, Recreant stewed prune and most degenerate traitor Henry IV, Part I PIGEONS Part ! Hodge-pudding - The Merry Wives of Windsor - Richard II Busy meddling fiend - Henry VI, Pari II Thou pigeon-egg - Love's Labour's Pigeon-livered Наmlet BODILY QUALITIES FIENDS Lost Bacon-fed knaves! A GRAND TAXONOMY OF - Out, hyperbolical fiend Thy lips rot off! - Timon of Athens - Henry IV, PartI SHAKESPEAREAN Your lips grow foul. -Love's Labour's Lost Vile fiend and shameless - Twelfth Night courtesan. Henry VI, Part I Base dunghill villain INSULTS LIPS A goodly apple rotten at the heart. - Henry VI, Part II FRUIT INFECTION - The Merchant of Venice Thou thing of no bowels, thou. Hast thou never an eye in thy head? - Henry IV Part I - Troilus and Cressida Not worth a gooseberry. - Henry IV, Part II FOOD/ DRINK BODY PARTS/ FUNCTIONS You Banbury cheese! CHEESE GUTS - The Merry STENCH Wives of Windsor EYES O thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou hast Go shake Stuffed cloak-bag of guts - Henry IV, Part I Peace, ye fat-guts. - Henry IV, Part I your ears. - Twelfth Night DERRIÈRES EGGS no name to be known by, let us call thee devil. Thou dost infect mine eyes. - Richard III Thou art Your bum is BRAINS damned, like an ill-roasted egg the greatest thing about you Measure for Measure You ruinous butt - Othello Such a dish of skim-milk You egg! More of your conversation would infect -As You Like It Thy food is such As hath been belched on - Macbeth PRO- FESSIONS Troilus and Henry IV Part I Cressida Thou hast He has not Out, dunghill! - King John my brain thy skull no more brain than I have in mine elbows - Pericles so much brain - Coriolanus as ear-wax DUNG- HILLS Troilus and Cressida Troilus and Cressida Froth and Huge bombard of sack Henry IV, scum - The Merry Wives of Windsor You are not worth the dust which the rude wind Blows in Thou damned doorkeeper You vile "PartI You're a fishmonger. standing tuck -Henry IV, Part I Thou painted maypole A Midsummer Night's Dream Thou odoriferous stench - Pericles Scurvy politician your face. - King Lear -Наmlet - King John Penurious and indubitate King Lear beggar No more brain than a stone. - Twelfth Night His breath stinks with eating toasted cheese. - Henry VI, Part II - Love's Labour's Lost TYPES OF INDIVIDUALS PIRATES Thou art a Castalion King Urinal You wrangling pirates STONES You blocks, you stones, - The Merry Wives of Windsor you worse than senseless things! - Richard III INANIMATE ОВЈЕCTS Sanctimonious pirate Measure for Measure - Julius Caesar You naughty, mocking uncle! Away, thou rag. thou quantity, thou remnant How now, woolsack You are as a candle, the better part burnt out. Troilus and Thou thimble Cressida - Henry IV, Part I - The Taming of the Shrew - The Taming of the Shrew Henry IV, Part II CREATED BY FINELY CRAFTED POSTERS, INFORMATION, & WORKS OF CHART CHARLEY CHARTWELL © 2013 CHARLEY CHARTWELL. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

A Grand Taxonomy of Shakespearean Insults

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A tribute to Shakespeare's dagger-like wit, featuring 100 of his greatest zingers. This odyssey of verbal swordplay includes classics like, "I was seeking for a fool when I found you", and "Thou hast ...


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